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Lot 635
1991 Acura NSX Coupe


Selling on Saturday Evening


• Supercar performance combined with everyday drivability
• Clean tan leather interior with a modern digital interface
• A fine second-year example with just 69,770 miles from new
• Formula Red paint and factory 15”-16” wheels
• Clean CARFAX®


1991 Acura NSX CarFax.pdf

3.0-liter DOHC V-6, 252 HP, automatic transmission, four-wheel ventilated power disc brakes, independent coil spring front suspension, rear double-wishbone independent coil spring suspension; wheelbase: 99.6”

In 1990, many supercars were almost better to just look at than drive, and even if you did drive one, there was a fair chance you may not have made it home. So when Honda pulled its new sports car experimental onto the stage at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the supercar game was changed forever. Not only did Honda unveil a timeless and exotic shape, but it also put pressure on Ferrari and the others to play catch-up. Using Ayrton Senna’s design input, and aluminum unit-body construction, the new NSX set the standard for affordable performance for quite a few years. These early-production NSX examples are getting harder to find all the time as young enthusiasts are snapping up the cars of their youth just like the older set has been doing for years.

This 1991 model - one of only 1,940 exported to the USA from Japan - features a 3.0-liter V-6 at its heart, churning out a hearty 270 horsepower and 252 lbs.-ft. of torque. It revs to a screaming 7,500 rpm and doing so is highly recommended. Gear changes are handled by a console-shifted four-speed automatic transmission with an electronically controlled lockup torque converter. All that power is more than enough to raise your heartbeat in a car that weighs just 3,010 lbs. All of which is to say these first-generation NSXs are still bonkers fast, even compared to cars of today. The NSX hits its stride once the engine enters the VTEC zone, and peak performance is achieved at 7,100 rpm, which yields a 0-60 mph time comfortably under six seconds. The excitement builds as the acceleration continues, with the transverse-mounted V-6 offering plenty of power to keep pulling well beyond any posted speed limit in the United States.

Inside, the clean interior is all-original and is an alluring mix of analog and digital. Start with deep power-adjustable leather seats you literally fall into, with analog gauges, speedo and tach, and a console shifter - then mix in a Kenwood digital interface, power everything, air-conditioning, and cruise control, and you’ve got the very best of both old and new. The odometer reads 69,770 miles from new, and the overall condition of the car supports that number. It’s a car you wear as much as sit in, truly inspired by the cockpits of the F1 race cars of the era. Few sports cars will attract as much attention as this early NSX, especially with the clean Formula Red paint with black roof and a stance that is just five inches off the ground. Thanks to the input from Ayrton Senna, everything heavy - including the occupants - has been centered directly in the middle of the independent all-aluminum double wishbone suspension, making it obvious why the handling of this car gets direct comparisons to the very best F1 race cars of the day.

Few cars of the era can match the combination of precise handling and crisp performance that you’ll enjoy in this 1991 NSX, and almost none of the competition can match the reliability and sensible cost of maintenance you’ll enjoy. With low miles and fine condition, combined with proven reliability, you’ll be out enjoying the local country roads with supercar performance for many years to come in this sporting NSX.

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