Honda L700

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Honda L700
Honda l700.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Honda
Also called Honda L800
Production L700: 1965
L800: 1966-1967
Body and chassis
Class Truck
Body style 2-door wagon
Layout front-engine, rear drive
Related Honda S600
Honda S800
Honda T500
Powertrain
Engine 687 cc DOHC I4
791 cc I4
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,245 mm (88.4 in)
Length 3,720 mm (146 in)
Width 1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Height 1,330 mm (52 in)

The L700 was a commercial station wagon from Honda. Produced only in 1965, it shared the S600 roadster's mechanicals and used an enlarged version of that car's high-tech straight-4 engine. At 687 cc, the DOHC engine produced 52 hp (39 kW) with twin side-draft carburettors.

The L700 was designed for commercial deliveries and was referred to by Honda as a light van, but it appeared as a conventional station wagon. Two models were built — the basic LA700 and better-equipped LM700. A third version, called the Honda P700[1] was a small pick-up truck version, with an exposed load bay and a standard cab situated behind the engine, using the same chassis as the L700 (front engine, rear drive).

L800[edit]

The L700 was replaced in 1966 by the L800. Basically an L700 with a 58 hp (43 kW) 791 cc engine, the L800 was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965. The engine came from the S800 roadster but used a single side-draft carburettor. It was available in LA and LM trim levels like the L700, and 20,044 were produced through 1967. The "L" prefix is a naming reference to lorry, a European term used for commercial delivery vehicles.

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