Yellowskate: 1991 Honda Beat

If you’ve ever said to yourself: Self, what I need is a car that looks like something from a Richard Scarry book, accelerates like a big wheel, handles like a roller skate, and is as safe as a skateboard…well…you are in luck, because we’ve got a JDM thing for you today. Find this 1991 Honda Beat offered for $5000 in Pensacola, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1991 Honda Beat 

condition: good 

cylinders: 3 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 99000 

paint color: yellow 

size: sub-compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: convertible 

Right hand drive, 3-cylinder, 63 HP, mid-engine, 5-spd. Yes, it’s small. And stupid fun to drive, gets lots of attention. New clutch, top, timing belt. Aftermarket exhaust. Plasti-dipped Volk Racing wheels (gloss black underneath) with excellent tires. Very good rust-free body and interior with original Zebra upholstery and mats. Includes new set of black leatherette seat covers and excellent set of original wheels and tires. Full set of manuals (hope you can read Japanese). Runs and drives great, but has an intermittent rattle from the engine compartment. It’s not rods or main bearings, those were inspected when clutch was replaced. I suspect idler bearing or water pump, but really not sure and don’t have time to mess with it.

See a better way to drive a beater?