Lot 341 - 1991 Honda NSX
|Odometer reading||73,500 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,560|
The Honda NSX was produced between 1990 and 2005 and is equipped with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, powered by an all-aluminium V6 engine featuring Honda's Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system. In 1984, Honda commissioned the Italian car designer Pininfarina to design the HPX (Honda Pininfarina Xperimental), which had a mid-mounted 2.0 litre, V6 configuration. Following Honda's decision to pursue the project, the management informed the engineers that the new car would have to be as good as anything coming from both Italy and Germany. The HPX concept car evolved into the NSX (New Sportscar eXperimental). The original performance target for the NSX was the Ferrari 328; subsequently revised to the 348 as the design neared completion. The bodywork design had been specifically researched after studying the 360° visibility inside an F-16 fighter jet. The car's strong chassis rigidity and handling capabilities were the results of Ayrton Senna's input with NSX's chief engineers while testing the prototype car at Honda's Suzuka Circuit during the development stages. Today the NSX is still considered by owners of the marque as one of the most reliable exotic cars ever manufactured with many examples comfortably exceeding 100,000 miles without serious reliability issues.
This particular NSX was an original UK righthand drive car supplied by Whiteside Motors of Barnsley and was first registered on 1st March 1991. A power steering example, presented in red (R77 - N59) with contrasting black leather and currently reading 73,500 miles, this car is supplied with a valid MoT test certificate valid until March, 2017, its original stamped service book, original service handbook pack and a very interesting history file. This mid-engined NSX is currently kept by the owner in a Carcoon and is described as fabulous to drive. This Honda NSX represents, not only a chance for some exciting motoring but a great long-term potential investment especially with the new NSX soon to hit UK roads.
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