1993 Acura NSX
1993 Acura NSX
- 3.0L V6
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- 37k Original Miles
- Red Over Black Interior
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“We Car and Driver testers are unanimous: the NSX is our top choice for pure driving pleasure.” Car and Driver NSX Review
The press was virtually unanimous in its praise for the NSX. Hagerty gave their view: “A rolling oxymoron of speed, comfort and reliability, the first-generation of the NSX was sold from 1991–2005, and it was considered the world's first 'everyday' mid-engine supercar. A Ferrari, Lotus, and Lambo fighter with the dependability of an Accord, and real air conditioning. Plus it was cheaper than those finicky Europeans….”
The Hagerty writers captured more of what made the NSX so special: “The Acura's transversely mounted 3.0-liter V-6 engine was all-aluminum and featured VTEC variable valve timing, titanium connecting rods, and an 8000-rpm redline… producing… 270 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Its specially engineered Bridgestones were small… (15 inches in the front and 16 inches in the rear)…. and the 3000-pound two-seater didn't have a true limited slip differential… but the performance was there and Honda let it be known that Formula 1 superstar Ayrton Senna, otherwise known as God, had helped develop the machine. Auto writers of the time were smitten.”
The 1993 NSX offered here is pristine in every respect; a low-mileage, well cared-for example of this historic performance sportscar in its trademark red-and-black over black color scheme. On average, the car has traveled just 1,300 miles per year, for a total of only 37,000 total miles. The often overused term “spotless” is perfectly accurate here.
The exterior red paint on the body—and the mirror-like black on the top—is uniformly like-new. The car has obviously been treated with meticulous care over the years. The presentation is concours quality. All body panels are free of scrapes, dings, or even any noteworthy signs of ordinary use. All factory badging is in place; all lighting lenses are clear; all cabin glass is flawless. Factory-installed 5-spoke alloy wheels retain their original surface, free of signs of curb rash. Pop-up headlights operate as they should. Indeed, the car is as close to its showroom condition as it's possible to be after 18 years.
Inside, the highly regarded, well-bolstered leather seats retain their new look with just the slightest creasing (most noticeable on the outside bolster on the driver's seat), but no rips or tears. Black carpeting has been very well-protected. The instruments—including the 180-mph speedometer and tachometer with its 8,000 redline, as well as the full complement of engine-monitoring gauges—feature perfectly clear lenses. All instrument and control markings are crisp with no signs of “fingernail wear.” The dashboard is free of any sign of sun damage. The gently sloping console houses the HVAC and audio controls, the 6-speed manual transmission shifter, handbrake lever, a small storage compartment, and two cupholders. The black-leather-trimmed door panels—like the remainder of the interior—are pristine. Notably, the lower portions of the doors and the “step-over” area on the lower door jamb show an absence of scratch marks from careless entry or exit, once again evidence of a high level of owner care and pride.
Under the “frunk” lid, the spare tire, as well as components of the brake and steering systems are neatly ordered. Under the rear (or more accurately, the mid-chassis-located) engine compartment hood, the transverse-mounted, 3-liter VTEC V6 engine shows a continuation of the spotless condition seen throughout the car. All related engine components are properly mounted. Viewed from below, the NSX's chassis retains a virtually new appearance. Suspension geometry, the driveline components, and the exhaust system are all free of damage. Were it not for the car's odometer, the undercarriage could belong to a car with 1,000 miles.
All manufacturer data tags as well as other original stickers remain affixed. The sale includes owner literature, complete NSX tool kit, and a car cover.
The exceptional, near-showroom-new condition of this special NSX is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 175 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties—or their representatives—at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this investment-grade NSX. Our showroom is not open to the public. Of course, we welcome any questions by phone or email.
In 2018, none other than Bloomberg opined: “The classic Acura NSX Is a better Investment than the Dow. Japan's perfect sports car is more desirable than ever.” While we wouldn't question the investment benefit of its ownership, we would rank it well below the reward this NSX's next owner will receive behind the wheel… on a twisty country road… on a blue-sky fall day. Candidly, we envy him or her.