Is $185,000 Too Much For A Practically New 1991 Acura NSX?

We’re used to seeing low-mileage Acura/Honda NSX advertised for ridiculous amounts of money, but our latest eBay find may exceed all your expectations.

A 1991 Acura NSX with only 1,733 miles (2,789 km) on the odometer and a single owner from new is up for sale on eBay for a “buy it now” price of $185,000! That can’t even compare to the MSRP of a brand new 2019 Acura NSX, which starts at $157,500.

This being eBay, we were curious to see if there had been any bids for the mint NSX with a red exterior and black leather interior. Surprise, surprise: no one had placed a bid for it — at least not before this story was published.

It the seller’s defense, however, it’s the first time ever this particular car has been on the market, and as the ad claims, it’s in “collector grade concourse edition.” The description adds that the first-gen NSX is 100-percent authentic and original (no restoration involved), and is offered with full documentation from new.

It even comes with the original hardback “coffee table” book, owner manuals, all keys, car cover, and even factory stickers. A time capsule if there ever was one, we’ll give it that.

We have to admit we kind of feel sorry for the car’s owner who, instead of driving the wheels off the NSX, tucked it away and “lovingly maintained” it in a climate controlled collection since driving off the showroom floor on September 6, 1990.

One would need superhuman strengths (or a big thirst for marking a huge profit) to resist the calling of the NSX for so many years, don’t you think? Here’s hoping whoever buys it will give the Japanese sports car the driving it deserves.

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  • Mind Synthetic

    sounds ok to me, for one of all time great cars

  • ksegg

    I feel like classic mint condition cars behaves much like cryptocurrency these days.

    One day it’s $85K, the next $185K, then $65K, then $400K……

    Valuation is hilarious because it’s based entirely on……nothing, other than what an individual or a group says it is.

  • Dude

    I wouldn’t spend that much for a red one. I saw a black one yesterday and it looked way better.

  • willhaven

    Yes. It’s too much, but I understand where the value comes from. This is going to be a museum piece or part of a collection, but there are so many cars of the era or newer that are better in every demonstrable measurement.

  • Craig

    I once owned this exact same car – from 1995 to 2006. When I traded it in it had about 160,000 km’s. [100,000 miles or so] Would I buy this NSX? Not for that price. But the price would not be my only concern. The 1991 NSX had a few ‘concerns’ [whether or not some of those ‘concerns’ were actual ‘recalls’ I can’t remember. Perhaps just ‘service bulletins’ ] The side windows [for example] had plastic clips that could snap allowing each window to drop like bricks into the door. [It happened to the driver’s side window on my car – but I had the clips on both sides replaced with the metal clips that Acura recommended] Also a ‘snap ring’ on the transmission was a concern for many 1st and 2nd year NSX’s. Just two things? No. But Acura certainly wouldn’t cover the costs of making those things ‘right’. Also the a/c would have to be updated to make it CFC free. And those tires? How safe would you feel driving around on 27 year old tires? And those original Yokohama A022H tires are no longer available. That all said… a car like this – with so few miles – is NOT a good thing. Cars are designed to be driven.

  • An Existing Person

    That’s too much. $185k is a bit excessive for even the new NSX, even more so this one.

  • enthusia

    if there are people who would shell out almost seven figures for a mint 993, then i’d say sure, why not? the NSX is more historically significant imo. but i will say that the vintage car market is getting a bit out of hand.

  • StrangerGP

    Yep, 85k would be more appropriate.

  • What’s with the current overpricing of low mileage Japanese cars? I know they are rare but it’s getting crazy, I don’t think anyone will buy it.

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