Would You Buy A Rare 1991 NSX Convertible?

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The NSX Convertible Didn’t Come From The Factory, But That Doesn’t Stop It From Looking Sharp

Vehicle conversions sometimes get hacked up beyond recognition, but this NSX convertible actually looks quite nice. This one is a 1991 example that we found on eBay and according to the documents, it lived as a coupe for 12 years, and then was converted to its current open-top status in 2003.

It might need a bath, as it looks to be dusty and dirty in the photos, but it is described as having good paint with a few small stone chips up front. That’s understandable for something having covered close to 90,000 miles.

Mechanically, it is all original with the earlier 3.0 V6 providing power to a 5-speed manual transmission. Cosmetically, it has Wings West front and rear bumpers, and seems to be in overall good shape. Inside, the story is the same with leather on the dash and the seats in a good nick, however the bezel around the radio is seeing some de-lamination.

So, about that soft top… Other than the photos provided here, we don’t know much about how it operates, or even what it looks like with the top up. Newport Convertible Engineering, who did the work, are apparently pretty good at this kind of stuff. Updated pictures are supposedly on the way from the seller with the top up, and we can’t wait to see them. In our opinion, with the top down, a fiberglass rear cover would look better than the somewhat awkwardly shaped lumps behind the driver’s seat.

The car is for sale in California and you can buy it now for $44,450. Worth it? You tell us.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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