Lot 170 - 2000 Honda NSX
|Odometer reading||55,060 miles|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £46,000|
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 stunning, low mileage first-generation example of the legendary Honda NSX is presented in Sebring Silver metallic with a black leather interior. Having spent its life in a pampered surrounding in Japan covering a mere 55,000 miles from new this example was imported in early 2023. An automatic example currently awaiting its UK registration which may arrive prior to the sale. Amazingly the NSX first came to market some 33 years ago, but the driving experience is as impressive as it was in 90’s. This NSX is accompanied by a comprehensive history in Japan that would benefit from translation. A Honda NSX is an ideal acquisition for the discerning enthusiast or collector and one of the best drives of the modern era, viewing is highly recommended.
Interested parties should note that this vehicle is now UK registered and a V5 registration document has been issued from the DVLA and will arrive shortly.
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