1991 Acura NSX Collector Car Shines on RM Sotheby’s Auction Block

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1991 Acura NSX 222 Front

Low-mileage, first generation NSX is an unrestored stunner with only 6,000 miles on the odometer.

While Japanese automakers have offered up a handful of incredible performance cars over the years, the Acura NSX is the first “proper” supercar from Japan. The mid-engine, rear-drive design combined with the low, wide angular body put Honda in the conversation with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, instantly making the NSX an automotive legend.

That legend hasn’t faded any in the past 27 years since the NSX first hit the street, bolstered by the introduction of the new NSX in 2016. The original Honda supercar is a hot collectable today, but some people purchased them as collector’s vehicles when they were new and one such babied-from-day one Acura supercar will be auctioned off at the RM Soethby’s Peterson Automotive Museum Auction on December 8.

1991 Acura NSX 222 Side

NSX #222

The black 1991 Acura NSX shown here was purchased new by the current owner. The current owner purchased the car as a collectable, so over the past 27 years, it has only been driven 6,000 miles while being carefully sheltered from the elements. In fact, this car has been pampered so much since 1991 that everything is original.

1991 Acura NSX 222 Engine

This 1991 Acura supercar looks as good as it did on the day that it rolled off of the assembly line, but making that pristine paint more impressive is the fact that it is the same paint that was applied at the plant in Japan almost 30 years ago. Inside and out, this NSX is all-original and completely flawless.

This car is chassis number 0222, finished in Berlina Black with matching black leather interior and equipped with the dealer-ordered luggage from Italy. The current owner has driven the car sparsely since the day that it was new and in 2017, the same owner purchased second generation Acura supercar serial number 0223 in Casino White.

That newer car is also being auctioned off at the same event in California, but the odds are good that collectors of fine Japanese sports cars are going to focus on 1991 chassis number 222. This 1991 Acura NSX is being sold without a reserve, with the RM Soethby’s website expecting the closing price to be in the range of $90,000 to $110,000. With the values of classic NSXs on the rise, we’re curious to see what happens with this one.

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