1991 Acura NSX  Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821

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Lot 1076
1991 Acura NSX
Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821

US$ 30,000 - 40,000
£ 24,000 - 31,000

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1991 Acura NSX
Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821
Until the summer of 1990, mid-engined, four-cam supercars almost always came from Italy. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, even Lancia, had a history of high-performance sports cars with engines right behind the driver for ideal weight distribution. One thing was certain; supercars did not come from Japan.

Just as Honda began rewriting the rules when it launched its Acura brand in the United States for the 1986 model year, it also changed those rules with the mid-engined NSX. First shown in Chicago during the 1989 auto show, the NSX debuted in mid-1990 as a 1991 model. It looked a lot like a 308 or 328 Ferrari, but it had a big difference—the build quality and reliability of a Honda.

Powered by a fuel-injected, 2,977 cc, dual-overhead camshaft V-6 with four valves per cylinder, when mated to the five-speed transmission, the engine produced 270 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 210 pound-feet of torque a 5,300 rpm. When mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, power was rated at 252 horsepower.

The sleek aluminum body had a drag coefficient of 0.32. Suspension of the moncocque body-chassis unit was fully independent. Capable of 0-60 in less than 6.0 seconds, the NSX could dispatch a quarter mile in fewer than 14 seconds.

Standard features included climate control, a BOSE music system, driver’s airbag and leather seats. Interiors were available in ivory or black, while the body was offered in red, black or silver. This particular NSX is finished in black with black interior and was owned by one elderly gentleman for its entire life. With just 69,000 miles showing, it is in excellent original condition. It is fast, comfortable and exciting. It will also be just as reliable as an Accord or Civic—without the back seat.
1991 Acura NSX  Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821
1991 Acura NSX  Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821
1991 Acura NSX  Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821
1991 Acura NSX  Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821
1991 Acura NSX  Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001821
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