General Help from Honda historians: late 80s Honda concept car

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  1. bertandnairobi Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi:
    For the last while I have been looking for a Honda concept car from the late 80s. It wasn´t one of their sleek and speedy designs, but a concept for a city hatchback. What was noteable about it was the design of the rear. It featured a reverse-rake c-pillar of the type you see quite commonly now on estate and hatchback. Examples include the Peugeot 407 SW, the first Mercedes A-class and the current Hyundai i10. The idea is to make the rear screen look like it wraps around from the back to the side. In reality all the supporting D or C pillar is still there, under the glass. And the frame of the rear window on the tailgate is still there too. I wonder if anyone knows the name of this Honda. I have tried a variety of Google searches without effect. the "concept car" part summons loads of irrelevant concept cars from the recent past.
    Little did they know it but Honda spawnd a very common design theme and I want to write something about its use in the last two decades.
    Thanks if you can help out with this!

    Richard in Denmark
     
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  3. bertandnairobi Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    What an astonishing catalogue. Thanks for rooting that out. I will take a look there. Superb!
    Thanks! It might not have the car I want but it will still be great to pore over.
    R
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    What about
    Honda L700 (1965)

    Honda_L700_(1965).



    Honda 1300 Coupe (1970)

    Honda_1300_Coupe_(1970).
     
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    :Hey: Yeah quite detailed when you drill down into the models.
     
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    Am I on the right track not the 80's but since your car has so many variables let try to narrow them down.
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    I bet they don't have these

    Honda FSR

    219_Concept_Car_Other. 221_Concept_Car_Other. 220_Concept_Car_Other.

    Concept Car 2 Door "Dualnote"
    1325_Concept_Car_2_Door. 1326_Concept_Car_2_Door. 1327_Concept_Car_2_Door. 1328_Concept_Car_2_Door. 1329_Concept_Car_2_Door.
     
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  7. bertandnairobi Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Alas none of those. I remember the period was 1987-1990. It was a concept not a production car. It was a small city hatchback.
    I have attached three images of the 1997 Mercedes A-class which has the same pillar design. One shows the detail highlighted in red.
    The last shows the car as might have looked with a more conventional side glass graphics. Now I have done it I think the D-pillar should be thicker.
    But you will get the idea.
     

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    Honda IMAS look like that German Turd

    1379. 1381. 1380.
    This looks better than the German Turd IMHO

    The Honda "Fuya-jo"
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    The better looking

    Honda Neukom

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  9. bertandnairobi Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Remarkable. I do admire Japanese creativity. Some it it is nuts but often it´s thrilling. The fact the UK car magazines play almost no attention to the Japanese market (though they did up to the 90s) is a disappointment. Have you seen some of Daihatsu and Suzuki´s concept car work?
    I am off to bed now. Thanks for anyone who offers some pointers in this direction. Does anyone think the A-class looks better with a conventional side glass graphic? I do. I do like Honda but their wraparoun rear windscreen ideas was one Honda idea I wish nobody had copied!
     
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    Sod the Jetsons

    The Honda Puyo take the win

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    You gone to bed I am just getting warm ..
     
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    Love that 1970 1300 coupe, was that concept or production? could be on my Christmas list .:Grin:
     
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    I nearly have the entire ebbro collection of Honda Model cars but I don't have the 1300 its rare to get hold if you do you are Honda collector royalty.

    check out the models EBBRO under Honda and premium collection are superbly detailed :Wub::GiveRose:
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    Dave you have to get one of these

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  13. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I can see a lot of the design concepts were actually used on production verisons, like the FSR with the front lights, that looks similar to the spaceship Civic!
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    heres a few other suggestions for that car:

    Could be the Today Pochette

    autowp.ru_honda_evx_concept_1.


    honda_today_pochette_4.
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