This 1991 Acura NSX is finished in Berlina Black over black leather and is powered by a 3.0-liter VTEC V6 paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. The car was first sold in New York and spent time in Florida before being relocated to Michigan after the seller’s acquisition in 2013. Modifications include Top Speed headers, a Pride V2 exhaust system, and Bilstein shocks. The timing belt, water pump, thermostat, oil pan gasket, and cam seals were replaced in August 2018. Now showing just over 67k miles, this NSX is being offered with service records dating back to 2009, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
The first-year NSX was offered in only three colors, including the Berlina Black finish seen on this example. The front bumper was repainted by a previous owner, though stone chips are present on forward surfaces as shown up close in the gallery along with a scratch above the driver’s door lock. The seam at the top of the taillights is said to allow a slight amount of water to leak into them.
Staggered-width alloys from a 1997-2001 NSX are finished in Blades Silver Metallic and measure 16″ in diameter up front and 17″ out back. Bilstein shocks have been installed and lower the ride height by 3/4″, and the stock shocks are also included. The brake pads and Michelin Pilot Exalto tires are said to need replacement soon.
Black leather upholstery covers the 4-way power seats, dash, steering wheel, shift knob and boot, hand brake lever, and door panels. Factory equipment includes power sideview mirrors, automatic climate control, and a Bose sound system. Wear is present on the driver’s outer seat bolster, and the driver’s sun visor has a split at the seam. Bubbling is also noted on the trim around the vents on the passenger’s door.
The radio was rebuilt by Willman’s Electronics with new components behind the stock faceplate, and it now features Bluetooth capability and a USB port. The power antenna is not working. The mechanical odometer indicates 67k miles, around 7,500 of which were added by the seller during six years of ownership.
Power comes from the 3.0L C30A V6 mated to a 5-speed manual transaxle equipped with a limited-slip differential. The engine features VTEC variable valve timing, and factory-rated output was 270 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque when new. Modifications include Top Speed headers and a Pride V2 exhaust system. The original headers and exhaust are included in the sale.
Transmission serial number J4A4-1002450 does not fall within the snap-ring range.
An engine-out service was performed in August 2018 and included a valve adjustment and replacement of the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, oil pan gasket, and cam seals. Maintenance completed since 2013 consists of the following:
Window regulators refurbished with low-friction guides and tracks lubricated
Clutch master and slave cylinder replaced
Brake master cylinder replaced
New ABS high-pressure hose installed and fluid flushed
Transmission fluid flushed
Fuel filter replaced
Crank pulley damper replaced and crank pulley shield installed
Right axle rebuilt
Coolant hoses replaced
The door sill plaque indicates the serial number as MT001724. The sale will include two keys, including the original Monel unit, and keyless remote.
The Carfax report lists no accidents or other damage and shows history in New York, Florida, and Michigan. Service records reportedly date back to 2009.
The car was featured in a February 2014 Road & Track long-term-test article written by the seller. It also achieved the highest dynomometer result for a naturally-aspirated NSX with a stock exhaust (250 horsepower at the wheels) at the 2014 NSXPO in southern Ohio. The video below features the car driving and a walk around.