Acura NSX-T is the Perfect Targa for California Sun
2000 Acura NSX-T is the second to be assembled for the 2000 model year, one of 174 lots up for auction Aug. 24-25 in Monterey.
The original Acura NSX is a very special car. Touched by the hand of the late, great Ayrton Senna, the NSX showed up the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini by showing one and all that an exotic car can be as reliable as a Honda Civic or Accord, yet still rock their world.
Until recently, Japanese cars weren’t big on the major auction house scene, but that is quickly changing as more bidders are considering such cars to add to their collections. And this 2000 Acura NSX-T, one of three Japanese cars up for bid during RM Sotheby’s visit to Monterey, California August 24 and 25, is a big deal as far as blazing such a trail goes.
This NSX-T is the second car assembled for the 2000 model year, one of only 278 built worldwide for said year, one of only 27 to wear Formula Red over black, and only one of seven sold in Canada during the 2000 model year. Talk about a rarity!
The car has seen a few roads in its life, covering just 3,629 miles on its 3.2-liter V6. It also has plenty of documentation for the completist, including the original bill of sale, original tools and manuals, and extensive service records. And speaking of service, the NSX-T recently underwent a major refresh by Acura in 2016. The result is a very clean, “mechanically impeccable” machine like no other.
Offered without reserve, RM Sotheby’s expects this NSX-T to leave the auction block for anywhere between $110,000 and $130,000 when it goes up for bidding August 25. Whomever walks away with this lovely example of Honda’s best engineering skills should definitely take the targa top off to welcome the warm California sun on the way home.