The Auburn Auction

Lot 24
1991 Acura NSX

Selling on Saturday Evening

1991 Acura  NSX


• Two-owner car from new
• Desirable early-production example
• Factory tools and car cover
• Original dealer literature and service invoices included
• Development team included Ayrton Senna

3.0-litre DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine, 270 HP, five-speed transmission, front independent aluminum double-wishbone suspension with coil springs, stabilizer bar and compliance pivot, rear independent aluminum double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar, dual diagonal, power-assisted four-wheel ventilated disc brakes; four-channel anti-lock braking system; wheelbase: 99.6

When Honda launched the Acura NSX in 1991 it signified a change in the direction of an exotic car. Exhibited at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989, it made its debut in mid-1990 as a 1991 model and stayed in production until 2005. In that time, it became a world class car that offered excellent engineering in a package that was fun to drive and rode like it was on rails. Indeed, the NSX managed to write its own chapter in automotive history.

Offered here is an excellent first-year example of this striking car finished in black over silver. Showing 72,000 miles on the clock, this NSX has been impeccably maintained to the highest standards and presents today almost as it did when it left the showroom. A careful look at this car clearly demonstrates the impeccable condition throughout. Styling for the NSX was a tour de force of advanced design and engineering for its time. Construction was based on a strong, yet lightweight aluminum chassis that represented the cutting edge of automobile design principles at the time. Testing the chassis was assisted by Formula 1 champion driver Ayrton Senna with his detailed input while testing the prototype car at Honda's famed Suzuka circuit. This NSXs engine compartment is clean with no issues and this NSX runs as well as it looks. The interior is a true drivers environment with all controls within easy reach and a dashboard layout that speaks to a true performance car. This NSX also comes with its factory-fitted emergency tools consisting of the roadside jack, lug wrench, screwdriver, and air compressor. This example also carries several amenities in the way of a dealer-installed CD changer in the trunk, keyless entry system, tinted windows, custom ARK exhaust system, upgraded Bose speakers with digital boosters, upgraded window pulleys, and a factory car cover. Original dealer literature and service invoices are also included with the sale of this NSX as well as several period magazine articles and sales brochures.

The Acura NSX is a car that changed the direction of several car designs and perhaps its more than ironic that the new Chevrolet Corvette will follow the NSXs lead as a mid-engine car for its next model. The fact that Acura did it back in 1991 is a testament to this cars unique appeal in the collector market.

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