1995 Acura NSX Could Fetch New Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Money At Auction

Having a barely-driven classic Acura NSX parked in their garage would be a dream come true for most petrolheads.

And if you’re lucky enough to afford paying the sum for such an example, and are really fond of the NSX, then we may have found your next ride.

It was made in 1995, has less than 19,000 miles (30,578 km) on the clock and is in superb condition. The Formula Red exterior and tan leather interior both look perfect, and it’s accompanied by the factory window sticker and original owner’s manual as well.

Also Read: Same Price Dilemma: This 2017 High-Tech Acura NSX Or A 2003 Pristine Original?

It comes with a five-speed manual transmission which is linked to a mid-mounted 3.0-liter DOHC V6 good for 270 hp (274 PS / 201 kW) and 210 lb-ft (285 Nm) of torque.

As for its price, RMSothebys estimates that this classic NSX will change hands for $70,000-$80,000 when it hits the auction block on January 17, in Arizona.

The question is, would you pay that much for this Acura NSX, or go for something like a brand new Porsche 718 Cayman GTS, which retails from $80,700 in the United States (excluding taxes, delivery and dealer fees)?

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  • Bash

    I wish I had the money to buy it!!

  • pcurve

    I think it will go for more money than this.

  • alexxx

    Cayman what?! Nonsense
    Would take NSX any day …

  • Callanish

    I would take this over a new NSX costing double the money never mind a Cayman GTS.

  • khc

    This true, original NSX – so relatively light and simple and attractive – is so much more desirable than the current technologically-bloated wonder. ‘Hard to believe, these days, that it came from Honda.

  • E Gold

    Absolutely no question – the original NSX is the way to go. There are more visceral, pure delights to be savored in this car at parking lot speeds than going all-out in the new hybrid techno sledgehammer. As a valet, I once drove an ultra-rare, early 90’s model around a racetrack (aka the curvy road surrounding the country club). It had manual steering and the most enchanting howl. It was 10 years ago and still gives me goosebumps.
    Legal Disclaimer – the car’s owner knew me, trusted me, and insisted I take ‘er for a loop. Best tip ever :o)

  • TheBelltower

    An $85,000 car that hasn’t re really been driven, that’s been garaged, insured and serviced for the past 24 years… can’t get more than $80,000 for a vehicle that easily cost over $120k to maintain. That really sucks. I drove one about fifteen years ago and found it to be really disappointing. Clearly it was not a good investment.

    • ksegg

      Agreed. I’ve noticed mint Teggy R’s fetch WAAAY more in comparison and they’re far less to run and maintain.


    Gentlemen, with all due respect, Drive the new NSX, and you will never drive anything else. It is absolutely phenomenal and a true Masterpiece of Technology. I’ve owned mine since April of 2018 and I love it! I’ve driven a lot of Porsches and it blows them all the way , no comparison. The original NSX shows what the world was like in 1995 and how much technology can go into a car, then. Now, the 2017 NSX is a testament of what Honda can do today. You can’t even compare to the original NSX, they’re different cars. The only thing they share is the same name period.

    • DianaPrince

      I’ve driven the NC1 and i agree there is nothing they share but the name. Torque vectoring, twin turbos, AWD and yes it’s a technological “tour de force”. However, i’d rather drive a car than it me. I think a lot of this technology is great and makes a “car” fast. The driver not so much. The steering feel on an original NSX is the definition of what that means. On the NC1 I can’t even feel the road. Is the NC1 a great car today? Yes. The NA1/2 NSX however is legendary and will always be so for its ANALOG feel. Man machine driver interface.

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