Lot 215 - 1991 Honda NSX
|Odometer reading||34,772 km|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,752|
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 Experimental), 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 superb example is presented in black with a black leather and Alcantara interior which is in wonderful original condition. The car has covered only 34,772 Kms from new and is powered by the smooth 3.0 litre Honda engine which is mated to an automatic gearbox. The car was imported from Japan (as were many of these models) and has been lovingly looked after and lightly used ever since. It was purchased by the present owner in 2017 from a well-known garage in London. The car comes with its original Japanese history as well as a fully stamped service book from the UK and all MoT test certificates which confirms light and consistent use over the last few years. A recent service was carried out at a Honda main dealer which included a cambelt service. Its superb and totally relevant registration number is included with the car and it is fitted with a Global Telemetrics tracker which can be monitored via an app. This car is an appreciating classic that can be driven every day, without the problems associated with many classic sports cars. Equally capable of being driven from home to the shops on a Sunday morning, or a blast down to the South of France. The car has also recently undergone a meticulous and thorough detailing, which has resulted in it looking absolutely stunning throughout.
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