Acura NSX-T is the Perfect Targa for California Sun

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2000 Acura NSX-T

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.

2000 Acura NSX-T

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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