To be offered at the Silverstone Classic Auction on Sunday 28th July in The Wing building at the Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN. Viewing is available from 9am on Friday 26th July and the morning of the sale day. For further images and information please click on the lot listing link to get in touch with classic car specialist Adam Rutter of Silverstone Auctions.
Estimate: £75,000 - £85,000
+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%
-One of only 248 Type-S models supplied exclusively to the Japanese home market
-A 3.2-litre V6 mated to a desirable 6-speed manual gearbox
-Supplied with comprehensive Japanese Service history, UK V5c and MOT tested until 25/06/2020
-The perfect compromise between a standard NSX and the Type-R model
The legendary Honda NSX (standing for New Sportscar Experimental) was developed by the Honda Motor Corporation between 1984 and its eventual launch in 1990, with major chassis and suspension input from three times F1 World Champion, Ayrton Senna. The NSX featured a state of the art 3.0-litre V6 'VTEC' engine (variable valve timing) and an all-aluminium monocoque body, encompassing a revolutionary extruded aluminium alloy frame and suspension. This made the car extremely light and extremely strong. Other game-changing features included 4-channel ABS brakes, titanium connecting rods in the engine and, later in the model's life, an electric power steering system and a 3.2-litre V6 engine. The car was the first real Japanese 'Supercar', proving itself and quickly establishing respect from its key competitors. Production continued right up until 2005, with only subtle changes made throughout its life.
This particular right-hand drive NSX is incredibly rare and one of only 248 cars produced exclusively for the Japanese home market. The NSX Type-S featured a 3.2-litre engine mated to a desirable 6-speed manual gearbox and pushing out a reported 290 bhp. The Type-S featured a high specification cockpit to including a Titanium gear-knob, a Momo steering wheel, Recaro full-bucket carbon-kevlar seats, Alcantara and leather seats, beautiful stitching around the dashboard, mesh design engine cover (similar to that of the Type-R), and a coloured roof. The suspension was also stiffer than the standard Honda NSX. This car is finished in Source Silver Metallic with a body coloured roof and a black/orange interior which looks absolutely stunning.
First imported and registered in the UK in 2017, this car is supplied with a solid history file from Japan documenting its service intervals. Since residing in the UK, it has been maintained by a specialist, is now showing 94,545km (equivalent to 58,748 miles), and is MOT tested until 25th June 2020. This is Honda's 911 GT3 Touring equivalent, i.e. lots of power, good handling, manual gearbox and importantly some creature comforts making it a very useable supercar.
We urge you to come and view this car in person as it will not disappoint.
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