Lot 305 - 1991 Honda NSX
|Odometer reading||5,673 miles|
|Estimate||£47,000 - £55,000|
|Result||Sold - £56,600|
- Very low mileage
- A superb example
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 PininfarinaXperimental), 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.
Originally registered on 30th November 1991 to the Patrick Collection and Patrick Motor Museum in Warwickshire, this NSX stayed in the hands of the Patrick Collection until 2001, at which point it had travelled 3,158 miles. Today it is showing just 5,673 miles on the odometer; the most recent service was carried out in December 2014, the car has remained largely in storage since. Finished in Sebring Silver Metallic with a black leather interior, it is fitted with automatic transmission. This NSX is accompanied by its original handbooks, original Bill of Sale, and correspondence between the supplying dealer and the Patrick Collection, as well as the invoices confirming its original mileage and service history from new. This exceptional Honda NSX is an ideal acquisition for the discerning collector.
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