Tim Mings & Honda are restoring the Serial One N600


Reviving a classic automobile is no easy task. It takes immense preparation, hectic time management and utilizing the correct methods of craftsmanship to master. Tim Mings, aka “Merciless Wings,” is preparing to start his massive restoration on a true gem in the Honda automobile community. Meet the very first imported Honda N600, serial number one. This was the very first Honda automobile to land on US soil that would be available for retail at dealerships in 1969.

When we learned that Honda was indeed collaborating to help Tim restore the N600, we got very excited to see the two working side by side to achieve this immense goal. Today, both have officially launched the website, Serialone.com and they have released a video via Youtube that shows Tim starting the tear down process. 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pe0XyiREVw&w=560&h=315]

Last years JCCS at Longbeach California, Mings brought his little green N out to the show and we were fortunate enough to catch it on display while attending. With it’s color oddly sticking out from the luster of nostalgic Datsun’s and Toyota’s, it was parked in the back corner of the show like a fragile toy car that came out of kids toy chest. With it’s body in mediocre shape, the engine just laying in the bay and interior half in place, it really was the best piece of the show for any Honda that attended. Very few stopped by to look at it but those who knew what they were looking at it, it completely blew them away.




It looks to be both teams are taking the necessary steps to ensure this little guy is getting the right treatment so it can be showcased at a museum for future generations. Exciting times are indeed ahead for #HondaSerialOne. Stay tune for more. 

Nate Mitchell

HR Commander n' Chief Collector of 1G Preludes and resource material. Keeping the Roots Alive one car at a time!

5 thoughts on “Tim Mings & Honda are restoring the Serial One N600

  • September 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I m interested the Honda n600
    Can you please find me one
    Call me at 6268312868
    Alex Tan

  • October 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    i have one full restored, i used to be a honda dealer #102car very nice didn’t think about selling it but mr mings love for these cars is very impressive.

  • May 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Typos in your text: Datsun’s, Toyota’s and “it’s color oddly” need no apostrophes. Datsuns and Toyotas are plural, not possessive. It’s is the contraction for it is.

  • June 5, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Hello Mings

    Please permit a sudden mail.
    My name is Enwa.
    I made N600 visit after marriage from the Netherlands this time.
    But a Japanese license plate, a canister is necessary for acquisition.
    Do you have a canister of N600?
    Selfish, please question also permit a favor.

    Best regards
    Enwa Takatsuji


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