Sports cars around the country are breaking free from their battery tenders and shedding that protective winter coating commonly called a car cover. With spring in full swing, enthusiasts can finally – and comfortably – enjoy the sunshine and clear roads from behind the wheels of their fun rides.
The Acura NSX was a revolutionary car when it first debuted for the 1991 model year. It packaged a high-revving Honda V6 engine, lightweight aluminum body and balanced driving dynamics in a car that was aesthetically modeled after a jet fighter. The car looked the part, and even though it had only 252 horsepower in automatic transmission configuration, that was still sufficient to give competitive acceleration for its time. The manual-transmission cars came with 270 horsepower.
This NSX is finished in Formula Red with Ivory leather interior. The repaint is a few years old but it shows well in the photos with the ad, and the interior presents nicely, too. The seller indicates that the Acura comes with a fair amount of service history as well as the owner’s manual. The car recently had some service performed including a timing belt, water pump, and a new radiator, the seller notes.
The Axura has 132,000 miles on the odometer, but those service items should make the next buyer feel comfortable hitting the open road.
With engineering design input coming from the late Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, the Acura NSX launch changed perspectives that performance and reliability could not coexist. And while a six-figure odometer reading on many exotics is a scary thought, this NSX’s VTEC-equipped motor could very well be just broken in.
The seller is asking $42,000.
The only known mechanical issue is that the radio is inoperable. “We prefer to listen to the headers and aftermarket exhaust,” the seller states. The song of a 3-liter V6 behind the ears might be just the right soundtrack for an upcoming summer adventure.
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