1991 Honda NSX

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    63 mi / 102 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    JHMNA11500T000170
  • Engine number 
    C30A3-1000151
  • Lot number 
    252
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Milano Red/Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

UK-supplied right-hand drive Coupewith the coveted manual gearboxThis is car #T000170, being anearly 3.0-litre model with non-power steering, considered the most desirableIn arguably the best and most iconic NSX colour combination of Milano Red with a black roof canopy, as used by Honda to launch the car back in 1990Full UK Honda dealership service history,last serviced in February 2019 at 63,529 miles (current mileage).2,500 miles per year since 1991The legendary Honda NSX (New Sportscar Experimental) was developed by the Honda Motor Corporation between 1984 and its eventual launch in 1990. With the NSX, Honda produced the worlds first everyday-usable supercar, which left the Italian competition for dead in terms of reliability, practicality and build quality. These same qualities make it a joy to drive and own today. Its revolutionary chassis and suspension all aluminium like the bodywork making the car very light and extremely strong, were perfected at Suzuka with input from three-times F1 World Champion, Ayrton Senna.The NSX featured a state-of-the-art, 3.0-litre, 24-valve, V6 'VTEC' engine (Variable Valve Timing), and despite being developed during F1's turbo-era, the engine was normally aspirated. Equipped with this new valve timing technology, the free-revving all-alloy unit produced 270bhp initially, which was good enough for a top speed of 168 mph and a 0-60 mph time of less than 6.0 seconds. Those performance figures put the NSX on a par with Ferrari's 348 GTB, but in terms of comfort, ergonomics, driving dynamics, and build quality, the NSX was in a different league entirely. Sadly, this superiority was not translated into sales, and by the time production ceased in 2005 fewer than 20,000 NSXs had been sold consequently making them relatively rare and much sought-after today.The car presented here is a UK-supplied, RHD example, with full Honda dealership servicing history, whilst also combining features which are widely regarded as the most coveted for any NSX it's a coup (as opposed to a Targa), an early example with the original specification 3.0-litre engine and non-power steering, fitted with a manual gearbox, and in arguably the best NSX colour combination of Milano Red with a Black roof canopy, as used by Honda to launch the car back in 1990.This car has always been very well cared for and is on offer privately from a true NSX-enthusiast, having owned a few examples previously. With this particular example, he sought out the very best early manual/coupe he could find, enjoying it since 2014 and ensuring its continued mechanical servicing has been carried out exclusively at Honda main dealers from new. He describes the cars condition as very original, with a few minor external marks that are commensurate with its age and verifiable mileage (which is 63,529 = 2,500 miles per year since 1991)This great NSX represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the defining supercars of the 1990s at a very attractive estimate.(Registration '100 NSX' is to be offered for sale separately in Silverstone Classic Automobilia Sale on 28th July 2019)