Lot 155 - 1997 Honda NSX
|£38,000 - £45,000
- UK Supplied RHD example
- Recently serviced and well maintained
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.
Originally registered on 14th January 1997 this UK supplied right hand drive automatic example is presented in the rare colour combination of Charlotte Green Metallic with biscuit leather trim. A well maintained example owned by our vendor whom is a collector of Honda’s flagship 90’s sports cars having another three in the collection. Offered to auction with the cherished number E5 NSX this car has also been treated to recent new tyres, an MoT certificate valid until January , in 2022 a major service in including cam belt was fulfilled before in 2023 a further service was undertaken before a final service in January this year with Honda Cardiff, with two-year intervals and comparably cheap servicing and maintenance costs making this an incredibly frugal iconic sports car to own. Boasting a relatively low 65,000 miles from new this NSX has just about been run in and offered in a very attractive and rare colour combination presents as an attractive collectable example. Consignor Mathew Priddy
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