What makes someone buy something and then keep it for twenty-five years?
In today’s consumerist, disposable society of in-built obsolescence, this is an even more interesting question.
I’m not a person who has ever spent a moment’s thought on brand loyalty. I’m not loyal to brands. I wouldn’t buy the latest Ferrari, Porsche or Prada jacket just because of the label or the badge. I don’t think of brands as defining my identity. It’s just not how I view the world.
I’d like to think that the type of person that buys and keeps a Honda NSX shares my view. Brands are a triumph of marketing over design and engineering. Brands play on our emotions rather than our needs. It’s products - and good design - that matter, not brands.
The Honda NSX is simply a brilliant product. Reliable and dependable over the long haul. Excellent but understated. Classy but not pretentious. Never ostentatious but not anonymous. Now I’m getting emotional - but for the right reasons.
Kazuo Shimizu, the Japanese racing driver and motoring journalist, said: ‘I recommend any new owner to get to fully understand this machine and really discover the subtleties of its performance. This is a car that will only reveal itself to you slowly, but it’s definitely worth investing time in. A lifetime later, you’ll still be having fun discovering new things about the NSX.’
That’s why the owner of this car bought it new from Rowe’s Garage Truro on the 16th August 1991 and kept it for the next twenty-five years. Since then it has had two other owners. We have sold the car each time.
It is a five-speed manual in the classic Formula Red, black roof and black leather interior.
It has covered 57,576 miles and has a full Honda service history, including three cam-belt changes. It has nineteen Honda main dealer stamps in the service book and we have a file with invoices and all MOTs. Last year we carried out a full service inspection and fixed anything that needed doing. It is completely original, un-modified and has possibly the best provenance of any NSX we have seen.
If you are a slave to brands, buy a Ferrari. If you want a brilliant car, that will be a joy to own, then buy this.
CAR ARRIVED FROM JAPAN. A 3 YEAR ENGINE WARRANTY AND 10 YEAR CHASSIS WARRANTY IS AVAILABLE (STC).
Test Drive* this sensational handling Mid-Eng Super-car on our beautiful Kent Countryside roads!
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Chassis #0181 is a carefully preserved NSX that recently underwent professional original paint and interior maintenance as well as a full mechanical service (including timing belt) by factory authorized repair station. In July 2017 it was MoT'd and is now fully prepared for daily or show use.
First registered in Germany on 9th March 1992, this is a very rare genuine European specification Left-Hand-Drive Honda NSX (as opposed to an Acura from the USA). Registered in the UK on 10th February 1998 by the current owner.
Having been in dry, indoor storage for several years, we have just completed .....
FOR SALE: Japan’s first Supercar // Fantastic Formula Red and black roof
LHD, 5 speed manual, Formula Red with black roof, Air conditioning, Electric seats, Electric mirrors, Cruise control, Bose Sound system.
The NSX is low and dramatic with its bold paintwork in Formula .....
Plans Performance is an NSX specialist. Today we have seventeen NSXs on our premises – here for service, repairs, restoration, or for sale. Other than at an owners’ club meeting, you will not see as many NSXs in one place anywhere else in the world.
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HONDA NSX 3.0 AUTO COUPE
FORMULA RED WITH BLACK ROOF
BLACK LEATHER ELECTRIC SEATS
GREY HEADLINING WITH ALCANTARA INSERTS
AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL
CLARION STEREO WITH SATELITE NAVIGATION
RED BRAKE CALLIPERS
This is a gem, beautiful 1996 Honda NSX finished in Pearl White with full Black leather and in fantastic condition and needs for nothing, this fantastic example has a fantastic service history from its birth in 1996 to date and has been described by one of the UKs Factory trained technicians as perfect, .....
47,000 Miles. We are very excited to present for sale this very rare UK supplied Honda NSX. This beautiful car is finished in Formula Red with Oxblood Red leather seats with a black dash board. The specification consists of Air Conditioning, Honda Radio Cassette System with Bose sound, Cruise Control, .....
The NSX combines build quality, reliability, durability and everyday drivability. Everything on it is unique. The chassis, powertrain, even the air conditioning are peerless. The aluminum body is beautiful.
The philosophy of creating a sports car for human beings is apparent throughout. Especially .....
1998 3.2 six-speed manual NSX coupe. Midnight Purple Pearl with black leather. UK Supplied. 7 owners (last owner since 2013, we have known all the owners since 2003). 148,000 miles. If you are looking for an NSX to use and enjoy, and are not fussed about number of owners, history .....