latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car c6ea0_00s0s_lj8zDA95Jp5_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   Our last Rare Ride was a little first-generation Honda Civic from 1977. Since everyone seemed to like that little red box, today we bring you a little blue box from Honda. It’s a bit newer, and also a bit worse.

It’s the Honda City, and other applicable adjectives include Cabriolet and Pininfarina.

 

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car c6ea0_00L0L_aWODsl1o3ZK_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   The first Honda City appeared in Japan in 1981 and was unusual on the Kei market. Sporting boxy styling which Honda called “Tall Boy,” the City had a raised roofline allowing for a more upright seating position.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car c6ea0_00404_g9ZdTlYx97g_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   This meant the City had legroom that compared favorably with cars in a larger size class. An instant hit in the Japanese market, the City was exported around the world — often labeled as the Jazz.

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In addition to the Cabriolet, there were two, four, and five-seater versions (both hatchback and van varieties), and even one which came with a folding Honda Motocompo scooter mounted in the back. The extra weight certainly didn’t help motivate the City. Under its hood was a 1,231 cc, 44-horsepower inline-four engine.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 0ad19_00000_8NnlRqj4M3V_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   The first-gen City was on the market between 1981 and 1986, and the Cabriolet joined the lineup in 1984. Built on the wide-body Turbo II version of the City, the Cabriolet was never available with a turbocharged engine.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 0ad19_00a0a_aLLzh5dGjlB_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   Possibly one of the worst hinged trunks ever designed, the trunklid does not assist with the loading and unloading of cargo.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 0ad19_00W0W_6J1NNTrpzNa_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   The awkward Pininfarina styling came with many standard features, and even a glass rear window. There were also 12 color choices that were off-limits to hatchback buyers. It looks like this one has air conditioning, which would’ve been installed by the Honda Clio dealership where it was first sold.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 0ad19_00d0d_kNsghA5FWYH_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   Japan was the only market to receive the Cabriolet, and only from 1984 to 1986. Future generations of the City did not have a convertible version.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 0ad19_00j0j_eAEmR7kBQ3X_1200x900-610x406 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   This one is available in the pious and fireproof city of Los Angeles, and is a bit worse for wear. The seller is asking $3,2oo, which doesn’t seem that bad considering the trouble and expense one would have to go to in order to import an example from Japan.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 0ad19_00G0G_cMhe2OBfq2Q_1200x900-610x458 Rare Rides: The 1984 Honda City, a Microscopic Cabriolet From Japan Honda   And you can tell people you own a car designed by Pininfarina.

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