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    12 453 mi / 20 042 km
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    United States


Bring A Trailer NO RESERVE auction preview: 12k miles, long-term California ownership, immaculate presentation.1993 Acura NSXVIN – _JH4NA1158PT000127Exterior Color – BlackInterior Color – Black leather Engine – 3.0 Liter V6 VTEC Transmission – 5-speed manualCurrent Miles – 12,887 miles Current owner – Purchased in 2012 with 9,826 milesGeneral OverviewWhen Honda first launched the NSX, it instantly established tbe newly established Acura brand as a leading builder of performance cars. Only four years had lapsed since the Acura name emerged as a premier division, but sports car perceptions were about to be forever changed. Honda began their quest in 1984, eager to produce a competitor to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche by targeting the Ferrari 328 as the car to beat. Honda wanted to meet or exceed the performance of the Ferrari, while maintaining Honda reliability, at a reasonable price. The team developed the commanding naturally aspirated V6 VTEC engine - the world's first production car engine with titanium connecting rods, forged pistons, and ultra-high revving capabilities. With redline at a superior 8,000 rpm, the NSX was tested by Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, who would become a primary performance consultant, convincing the company to stiffen the NSX chassis further after testing the car at Honda's Suzuka GP circuit. In addition to Senna’s extensive contributions, legendary Japanese Formula One driver Satoru Nakajima and prominent American driver Bobby Rahal were both active participants in the car's unprecedented development as the world’s first all-aluminum production car. When the NS-X (short for "New Sports Experimental") debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in February 1989, sports car enthusiasts were astounded by its stance, striking lines, and distinct cab-forward design. Sporting a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and lightweight aluminum construction, the NSX was hailed by many as the "Everyday Supercar" capable of competing against Ferrari and Porsche, offering incredible balance, sophistication, and reliability, while exceeding everyone’s expectations in essentially every performance category while remaining as easy to use as any modern Honda. Today these unique and desirable cars further engage new generations of enthusiasts eager to experience the astonishing performance as a new classic.History and Build Details of This CarThis rare Acura NSX is one of just 598 built in 1993 and one of 194 5-speed manual transmission examples built in the desirable black over black leather combination. An early production sequence example, this car was delivered to the first owner, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and later moved with the original owner to Greenville, SC where it amassed just 7400 miles before being sold to the second owner in 2011. Though miles were kept low, the second owner engaged Piedmont Honda to replace the timing belt in 2011 before selling it to the third and current owner in April 2012. The current and consigning owner titled and registered the car in August 2013. The California title declares the actual miles at that time of 9,826, which is consistent with the consecutively accumulated miles reflected in the Carfax report. Under original ownership a set of DC Sports headers were installed. After the current owner purchased the car, he removed the DC Sports headers and installed California emissions compliant Comptech headers so the car would pass smog testing. The owner purchased a set of factory stock manifolds and has retained the DC Sports headers as spares. Services in preparation for sale include the installation of a new timing belt and water pump, new accessory belts, new valve cover gasket, a new set of Continental Extreme Contact tires, fluids checked and topped off and oil and filter change (May 2024). Over the past decade of current ownership this car has been stored indoors as part of a private performance car collection. The owner has preserved the car with originality in mind including the purchase of numerous spare consumable OEM Honda parts more commonly subject to wear on higher mileage cars which are included with the car. Condition OverviewToday this NSX presents as an excellent and rare black on black factory example with preserved original finishes of very high quality. Low mileage NSXs have become increasingly challenging to find due to their amazing driving manners. They are literally hard to resist once behind the wheel. For a collector seeking a very nicely preserved and well-maintained NSX, this is a very enticing example. The exterior finish is smooth and glossy exhibiting excellent quality on all factory aluminum body panels including the front and rear flexible composite bumper caps. The black finish has been metered on all aluminum body panels using a digital paint meter which indicated single digit numbers on all metal panels consistent with factory applied paint. The doors, hood, and deck lid open and shut properly with excellent panel gaps and crisp closure. The unforgiving gloss black finish is particularly nice including the door jambs and underside of the hood and engine lid. The glass, trim, emblems, and various lenses throughout the car are like new while the factory glass retains the correct brand etching including the windshield which is free from major chips or cracks. Importantly, the factory VIN door threshold plate and engine bay bulkhead numbers match the VIN further supporting the originality of this factory black on black example. The stance and ride height are correctly positioned on a new set of Continental Extreme Contact Sport 205/50 ZR15 front and 225/50 ZR16 rear radial tires, installed in preparation for sale. The interior of the car is fresh and superbly maintained, showing no significant wear or fading on the carpets, seats, or door panels. The leather trimmed seats are in excellent condition showing only light scuff marks on the entry/exit side driver’s seat bolster, but otherwise displaying very nice factory finishes, proper stitching, and gently softened factory materials. The dash is free from significant marks or shrinkage with no cracks or fading and the steering wheel shows only minor signs of use to the matching black padded wheel. The carpet under both floor mats appears essentially new, and the mats themselves show minimal wear. Overall, the interior shows remarkably well, including the headliner, which appears nearly new. The inside doorsills are in excellent condition with no significant marks or scratches along the brightwork which also bears the correct matching VIN stamping. The rear trunk compartment is also in excellent condition as is the front storage compartment and correct factory spare tire. Under the hood the visual condition of the engine and engine compartment support the low miles with very nice finishes, correct factory details, hoses, air box, and factory labels. The factory stock engine operates as expected having recently benefited from a new timing belt and water pump, new accessory belts, and fluids in preparation for sale. The car starts easily and runs very well with fantastic acceleration, smooth 5-speed shifting, great brakes, comfortable operational features including premium stereo and cold AC, and of course - legendary F1 derived handling. Included with This CarThis car is accompanied by copies of selected service records spanning 2011-2024 under current and prior ownership, a spare set of later generation wheels and tires, formerly installed DC Sports performance headers, stock Acura NSX manifolds for this series car, stock side-air intake, an NSX car cover and bag, a spare set of new NSX floor mats, an engine compartment protection cover (new in the factory bag), various Honda OEM replacement gas struts still in the factory bag, and other misc. Honda parts.