SEMA 2009: Honda Celebrates 50 Years In North America With Classic Car Display in Las Vegas

Along with a selection of new vehicles outfitted with the company’s factory accessories, Honda also has on display a selection of vehicles highlighting the company’s successful past on the road and in motorsports. Included in that lineup are three particularly old school vehicles, including a 1974 Civic, an ’84 CRX and a ’71 N600.

The N600 was the first vehicle Honda sold in the U.S. and featured a 598cc 2-cylinder engine. It made 36-hp at 6000 rpm but could rev all the way to 9000 rpm.

Sitting next to the N600 is a 1974 Honda Civic 1200 that was used as an SCCA race car. It was driven by Honda district sales representative Bob Boileau Jr. in the SCCA GT5 class and won six championships between 1985 and 1990. It also once held the title as the World’s Fastest Civic, having hit 146.698 mph at Talladega Superspeedway in 1976.

Rounding out the trio is a 1984 Honda CRX Mugen Prototype with all sorts of Mugen goodies like a Mugen 4-2-1 exhaust manifold, Mugen camshaft, Mugen dampers and wheels and a Mugen clutch-type limited slip differential.

GALLERY: Classic Honda Race Cars