Auctioned on Saturday, October 25, 2008
Not Sold at a High Bid of $45,000
First introduced in August of 1990, the Acura NSX took the motoring world by storm. Featuring a handsome wedge-shaped body inspired by Pininfarina’s Honda HP-X concept, the NSX was the most expensive Japanese car on the North American market. The NSX was also one of the most advanced automobiles ever produced, boasting the world’s first combination of an all-aluminum body with an all-aluminum monocoque chassis. Initially powered by a Formula 2-derived, mid-mounted 3.0-litre V6 engine with variable valve timing, the NSX stunned magazine road testers with its unparalleled combination of acceleration, speed, neutral handling, and strong braking. F1 driver Satoru Nakajima tuned the chassis, while Ayrton Senna and Bobby Rahal assisted with the car’s development as well. Renowned for its driving ease, the NSX featured an abundance of standard features, including a standard driver’s side airbag, leather upholstery, air conditioning, and a Bose stereo.
The Acura NSX offered here is a highly desirable Targa variant, believed to be one of just 14 examples imported to Canada in 1995 and priced at a stratospheric $120,000. Handsomely presented in its original black exterior finish, this one-owner car has traveled just 33,000 kilometres from new, without exposure to rain or winter conditions. The NSX is equipped with the new-for-1995 3.2-litre V6, mated to a smooth-shifting five-speed manual gearbox. The exterior is tastefully complemented by a set of seven-spoke alloy wheels, shod by Bridgestone Potenza high-performance radial tires, and an innovative “loop-type” rear spoiler. Meanwhile, the interior features rich black leather upholstery, power-operated seats, and a CD changer. Offered with complete history, this low-mileage, carefully maintained NSX is your opportunity to experience F1-inspired performance and technical sophistication in a beautiful package.