A Honda NSX Was Left For Dead In A Russian Forest!

Of all the cars you could find abandoned in a forest, an original NSX isn’t going to be one of them unless you happen to live near St. Petersburg, Russia.

The car was apparently left for many years in this forest as it was found covered with moss and mold. Why would someone ditch a rare sportscar like this remains a mystery but the good news is that the poor NSX has already been bought from its previous owner and extracted to a safer environment. It has no engine according to Xander1 who shared the story on Russian Drive2.

The specific NSX was offered for sale about seven or eight years ago for less than a million rubles (about $17k) but that’s where the story ends as there’s no information to what happened to it later.

NSXs were never a common sight, especially in Russia where it’s believed that there are less than twenty examples in the specific region.

The new owner gave the 1992 NSX a good wash to remove all the nasty forest-related stuff and then parked it in a garage in St. Petersburg. Whether he’ll restore it back to its former glory or sell it to someone who will, it remains to be seen but we sincerely hope to see it proudly moving under its own power and staying away from forests.


  • nastinupe

    It’s not worth the trouble.

    • annon

      on the contrary

      • nastinupe

        To get this car back in running condition you’re looking at at least $50,000. There’s no way I would dump $50,000 into a 1st Gen NSX. Have you ever driven one before? They were overrated and underpowered. This model only had 270 hp. It wasn’t really that impressive other than the aluminum chassis.

        • annon

          whaaat???….how the hell did you come up with 50K to put an engine in this car?

          • nastinupe

            Apparently you’ve never worked on a car. If you think that getting this semi exotic back to showroom condition is a simple engine swap then you have a lot to learn. There’s body work that needs to be done, probably needs a new transmission, interior, bolts, seals, paint job, wheels, tires, rotors, radiator, belts, hoses, brakes, suspension system. Not to mention the electrical system is most likely shot from sitting out in the forest. And $50k includes the price of actually purchasing the vehicle as well.

          • annon

            Oh I’m sorry…like you’ve seen this car “in persona” knowing already that there’s “body work that needs to be done, probably a new transmission, interior, bolts, seals, paint job, wheels, tires, rotors, radiator, belts, hoses, brakes, suspension system etc… not to mention the electrical system”….a showroom vehicle was not the discussion here dude, so wake up???

          • nastinupe

            Who gets this type of car just to get it running again? What, do you think that he’s going to drive around with Mismatch panels that need a paint job and 1 mismatch wheel? Come on now.

          • exeptor

            I kinda agree with him. Cars are getting old much more quickly in such conditions. We have to be honest – NSX is only for a real petrol heads who will want to drive it as it is supposed to be driven. Brakes, suspension, tyres and bolts have to be replaced for safety reasons. Transmission might be OK but definetely has to cleaned and checked. Other stuff mentioned might be kept for future replacement. Still everything that must be changed cost quite the money. If I get this car for free it is very likely to spend the required amount just to make it drive as it shoud and keep the cosmetics for future.

        • Bo Hanan

          More like $25K. And the fact that fewer than 20 cars are in that region makes it even more valuable.

        • Leo76

          until you take it to the track and feel the beauty of it.

  • Six_Tymes

    I assume it has lots of rust? whereas the parts that don’t, could be sold off.

    • eb110americana

      NSX was the first production aluminum unibody, so it should be okay, save for a few fasteners. Based on that frunk shot, it looks better than most cars from the northwest US.

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  • fabri99

    I’d rescue it even just to contemplate such a glorious shape in my living room.

    • Honda NSX-R

      I would do the same lol

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  • eb110americana

    This makes for a very interesting proposition: With the engine’s whereabouts unknown, what engine swap would you do?

    Off the top of my head, a tuned version of the new Type-R Civic crate engine would be keeping it in the Honda family. What would you choose?

    • nastinupe

      How about that Hellcat crate engine.

    • Leconte Dave

      Type R too

    • Honda NSX-R

      That would be an interesting swap

      • eb110americana

        Certainly would be good PR for Honda/Acura and that new crate engine.

    • exeptor

      I don’t think anything will match better.

    • Bo Hanan

      That engine would be lighter, more powerful and more reliable.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Ah stolen and dumped…and Russia is involved so who knows!

  • FlameWater

    the real question is where is the body


    this isn’t a barn find


    If you search the forest i bet you will find ex owner corpses nearby

  • Totz

    this NSX is already a museum class classics, in fact that there is only 20 NSX in that region it is already considered a high value…

  • Krisnadi Imam

    prolly a traffickers car, abandoned to obfuscate their tracks.

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