(besides their motorcycle)
Read more: http://news.windingroad.com/etc/vintage-literature-1964-honda-t500/Sure, the T500 doesn’t have four doors, all-wheel-drive or a hidden trunk, but in the realm of Honda history, the T-series truck line is significant. Before Sochiro tried his hand at sports cars or racers, the first four-wheeled Honda was a T300 in 1963. The truck range evolved in 1964, when the 531cc DOHC I4 from the S500 roadster was planted under hood. The mini motor cranked out only 38 hp at 7500 rpm and 31.1 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm, but it was sufficient to move the mighty mite through a quarter mile in 25 seconds and to an ultimate top speed of 65 mph. Not scorching by any means, but it did let the T500 return an average fuel economy of just under 50 mpg. Buyers could choose between either a flat- or pickup-bed, but either way, the tiny truck could lug a maximum load of 400 kg.