RealTime Collection Hall – The Power of Dreams Fulfilled

1981 Honda Accord LX

1981 Honda Accord

First – let’s all write our friends at Honda and ask that this Hampstead Green color be returned to the lineup. It’s magnificent! Oh, and the car, from the final year of the first-generation Accord? 4600 miles. It doesn’t look like it’s ever been touched. It’s basically as new – though during our visit, Cunningham did fit a replacement plastic hood prop stay to the inner fender. Yes, that bit was new-old stock.

1966 Honda T360F and 1966 Honda T500

Quick – what was Honda’s first vehicle with four wheels? Nope, it wasn’t the S500. ‘Twas this truck, the T360 in May Blue – the only color ever offered, and only sold in Japan. 356cc twin-cam four, 30hp. Next to it, a T500, with a big 531cc engine and 38 horsepower, offered in some export markets (mostly Australia), and finished in Moss Green – again the only color ever offered.

Acura NSX – 1992 and 2001

Immediately to the right of the entrance to the shop – just beyond a lift where a race car sits – is a small open wash bay with just an electric motor and pump mounted to the wall. Oh, and a classic HONDA motorcycle shop sign (retrofitted with LEDs) right above. Peter takes a moment to finish washing this 1992 NSX finished in Grand Prix White. Only 27,000 miles, which seems a shame.

Back in the main Collection Hall sits a six-speed 2001 NSX in Monaco Blue. One of only three built in 2001 in that combination, Peter tells us – and this one has only 18,000 miles on the odometer.

7 comments

  1. Did you happen to sample the fine cuisine in Saukville?

    I always felt sad growing up around their shop and them never taking a local kid under their wing, not just me, but anybody. Seems like a shame since there were a lot of talented kids in the area.

  2. Sadly, didn’t get to spend much time in the Milwaukee area on this trip, as I was returning from a trip to Elkhart Lake. The extent of my visit was RealTime, a grocery for a case of a certain gold elixir that non-Sconnies always have to return with, and a ton of traffic on I-43.

  3. How did they get the cars lined up like that on the racks? It seems like they would have used some sort of auto fork lift.

  4. Great coverage. The DB8 integra sedan type R isn’t 4×100, its 4×114 like the accord/prelude of the same generation.

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