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Default CS92 - swap meet find

Honda CS92 Benly Sport.

I picked up this one at a local swap meet last weekend. It is titled as a 1963, has original tires, and only 1,741 original miles. However it is another restoration project - as early on in its life was partially disassembled and stored in a barn after something evidently went terribly wrong with the 4-spd transmission.

References indicate the CS92 was produced for ~2 years and not imported into the United States. Seems that Honda offered it only in Red w/Black seat and Blue w/Red seat. Early examples had the flat sheetmetal-style bars.

According to the frame/engine number list below, it looks like only just over 1200 were produced in-total over the ~2 year run. However, the list leaves out my engine/frame number sequence.

My engine number is C92E-4003306 (frame number C92-4003294), but the list doesn't go up that high. So, it appears that Honda possibly began combining CS92 production numbers with C92 production beginning in 1963 (or 1964 if engine number is any indication).

Anyone know anything more about the CS92 model?
1. When was the CS92 first produced?
2. Is mine a 1963 or 1964 model?
3. How many of this "late" style were produced
4. It appears to be rare, but how valuable is it?
5. I am also wondering if mine would have a return shift or rotary shift?
6. Anything else...?

Thanks for sharing any knowledge that you might have on this subject.

Regards - Dane
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