Getting A Second Mortgage For This Immaculate 1991 Acura NSX Makes Perfect Sense

An early 1991 Acura NSX is currently up for sale in California on Bring A Trailer and, for Japanese sports car enthusiasts, could should be a dream ride.

According to the listing, this gloss black NSX was first imported into Canada and stored in the original owner’s collection in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan until 2018. The car was imported into the United States ony last year and appears to be in superb condition.

Power comes from a 3.0-liter transversely-mid-mounted V6 that delivers 270 HP and 210 lb-ft of torque. Power is funneled to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, and what will particularly interest potential buyers is the fact that the car has just 6,500 miles (10,460 km) on the clock. Interestingly, while the car is located in California, the listing states that, due to local emissions requirements, it must be sold to a dealer or an out-of-state resident.

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The exterior appears to be immaculate and sports the original 15-inch wheels at the front and 16-inch ones at the rear shod with Toyo Proxes tires. Inside, there are black leather seats, cruise control, a factory cassette player (that was 1991, remember, the CD was only just coming out), climate control and (thankfully…) the original three-spoke steering wheel.

Included in the sale is an unused luggage set, a clean Carfax report, factory documentation, a NSX coffee table book and import documents from RM Sotheby’s. The car has never been in a reported accident and would be a stunning addition to any collection.

At the time of writing the highest bid was sitting at $31,000 with four days left in the auction. If it doesn’t skyrocket, then that’s one good deal for a car that’s already a classic and will not only offer a purely analogue driving experience, but with the proper care, will only appreciate in the future.

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  • Bo Hanan

    A handsome car.

  • Craig

    An incredible car. I know. I owned a red one for 11 years. This is appears to be ‘all original’ except for the tires. As for that price… I’ve seen some go for $140,000 or more. So once word gets out – the bidding price on this should go WAY up.


  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Aged like a fine wine. One of the best Japanese designs of the last 30 years. This and the 92 Mazda Rx-7. Lovely car and as easy to drive as an Accord. Honda where is the REAL replacement for this car?

  • Callanish

    ‘If it doesn’t skyrocket, then that’s one good deal for a car’

    You know it will. Too much money floating about to let this one go for a song.

  • Ben

    When the New NSX starts growing on me then I see an original, I get mad again.

  • db

    The only real sad thing here is this car lived in a warehouse and I suspect the winning bid will put it right back into one.

    A car like this must be an absolutely pleasure to drive and should be driven and enjoyed.

    Life is too short.

    • Craig

      I absolutely agree. None of us should EVER save something good for later. We might not have a ‘later’.

      • db

        A sad lesson many of us only learn too late in life.
        As the saying goes “carpe diem”….

  • Nastinupe1911

    I’m pretty familiar with this market. It will go for around $60,000 to $70,000, which is inflated. The NSX owners because just go around buying different cars. There’s not really a lot of new people that enter the community. They all live in a bubble online and have totally ignored the advances in automotive technology over the past 30 years and still consider the NSX as the pinnacle feat in automotive engineering. For that price I’d take a nice used Cayenne GTS or 2020 Corvette or even a used GTR. Perhaps a used base Porsche 991. So many options at this price point, a 275 hp 30 year old car isn’t it. Sorry. It’s slow and it has no power steering.

    • khc

      You may be familiar with the market, but don’t actually understand it. All the supposedly fantastic “advances” in techno wizardry of the last 20 years ultimately remove one ever-further from the experience of feeling intimately connected to a relatively-simple and lightweight machine. The original NSX was the ultimate Honda – and still is.

    • Ali Ahadi AJ

      Comparing any vintage sports car to modern cars shows how you don’t get it. People buy cars like these for a particular driving experience.

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