Lot 174 - 1991 Honda NSX
|Odometer reading||61,100 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £29,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,320|
The Honda NSX was produced between 1990 and 2005 and is equipped with a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive layout powered by an all-aluminium V6 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 NSX, finished in silver with a black leather interior, is in fabulous condition; it is showing very little signs of wear. With just over 60,000 warranted miles, it was purchased in Japan by the current owner. It has recently been subject to a service and full health check with specialists Brookspeed of Eastleigh and comes supplied with a valid MoT test certificate valid until October 2017. This mid-engined NSX is currently kept by the owner in a warmed garage and is described as fabulous to drive. It represents, not only a chance for some exciting motoring but also a great long-term potential investment especially with the new NSX now on UK roads revitalising their evocative nature.
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