Bring a Trailer exclusive: 1995 Acura NSX-TFri, 24 Jun 2011
This 1995 Acura NSX-T is one of those coddled gems in the collector-car world. On the cool scale, this is an 11--despite associate editor Julie Alvin's opinion in our “Top 10 Date Cars” feature--and you can buy it now through our friends at Bring A Trailer for just $33,000.
The Acura NSX (New Sportscar Experimental) debuted at the Chicago auto show in February 1989 and in Tokyo in October of the same year. The car was praised for its lightweight, aluminum body and low-slung form, coming in at only five inches taller than the Ford GT40.
The car's precise cornering capability and rigid chassis can be attributed to input and testing during development from Formula One drivers Ayrton Senna, Satoru Nakajima and American Bobby Rahal.
The NSX was only produced between 1990 and 2005. Current examples run from $20,000 to $40,000 for a decent, low-mileage version.
This particular example has about 90,000 miles on it from two owners. The first one was meticulous, according to the seller, and the car has neither been on a track nor seen snow or salt-covered roads.
This is the “T” model, which means a removable targa top and a few extra pounds of weight to stiffen things up.
The seller says the paint is clean with no dings, and the pictures seem to back that up. The CarFax is also clear.
The 270-hp, 3.0-liter V6 engine is original, along with the transmission, chrome wheels and interior. The only major service repairs include a new clutch plate, disc, flywheel and throwout bearing, and the front rotors, which were resurfaced at 80,785 miles. The master cylinder, timing belt, accessory belt and water pump have also been replaced at various times, and the rear tires are only 500 miles old.
The car currently calls Altadena, Calif., its home, so if you're in the market, visit Bring A Trailer for more details and contact information.
Also, be sure to check out an AutoWeek winter road test of the 1991 NSX below.
Page one of an AutoWeek 1991 Acura NSX winter test.
Page two of an AutoWeek 1991 Acura NSX winter test.
By Jake Lingeman