Honda Chronicles the Restoration of a Classic N600 in Serial One Online Series

October 19th, 2016 by

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Honda “Serial One” Online Series: Restoration of Classic N600

The N600, which made its debut in 1967, was the first Honda car ever released in America. Since March, the Japanese automaker has taken viewers on an in-depth journey of the restoration of the very first N600 off the assembly line — with Vehicle Identification Number 1000001 — called “Serial One.” This week’s final episode marks the end of the 12-episode documentary series that has chronicled the meticulous, step-by-step restoration of the classic N600 through the eyes Los Angeles-based mechanic Tim Mings. 

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History of the Honda N600

After becoming the top-selling motorcycle manufacturer in America and the world in the 1960s, Honda embarked on a new mission to sell cars in the United States. Honda entered the U.S. market with the Honda N600, which was just 122 inches in length and could actually fit between the wheels of some full-size vehicles in America. A simple, yet skillfully designed vehicle, the N600 was nimble and fuel-efficient, characteristics it shares with today’s Hondas, and helped paved the way for the quality and reliability for which Honda vehicles have become known.

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Series Finale of “Serial One”

After a meticulous restoration process, the fully restored N600 was unveiled in the series finale of “Serial One,” along with a look back in time, from the start to finish of the restoration process. Tim Mings and team take “Serial One” through the final finishes, from installing the doors to tightening the last bolts and signing the roof of the vehicle before the roof liner is installed. The finale culminates with the journey of “Serial One” to the Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California, where it is revealed to fans.

Where can “Serial One” be viewed?

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