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47,163 miles

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1993 Acura NSX in Formula Red over Black
  • Body Type Coupe
  • Exterior Color Formula Red
  • Interior Color Black
  • Engine 3.0
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual

Seller Description

The Acura NSX was developed as Honda's ambitious foray into the high-performance market, debuting in 1990. This groundbreaking vehicle was conceptualized to provide a potent combination of performance and reliability, challenging European dominance in the sports car segment. The development of the NSX was a technological marvel and leveraged Honda's extensive experience in Formula 1 racing. Key innovations included an all-aluminum monocoque body, a first for a production car, which significantly reduced weight while enhancing strength. The design team, led by Chief Designer Masahito Nakano and Executive Chief Engineer Shigeru Uehara, emphasized the importance of driver experience, focusing on superior handling, agility, and a user-friendly nature not commonly found in high-performance sports cars of the era. The NSX also set new standards for build quality and practicality, making it a unique proposition in its class.

The 1993 model signified Honda's continued interest in developing the car. It was powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine equipped with innovative VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control), producing 270 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. This engine was mated to a five-speed manual transmission, offering exhilarating performance and a top speed nearing 168 mph. The 1993 NSX's handling was enhanced by its lightweight construction and mid-engine layout, which provided exceptional balance and a low center of gravity. Inspired by Formula 1 technology, its suspension featured aluminum double-wishbone components for precise handling. Aesthetically, the 1993 NSX featured a sleek, aerodynamic design with pop-up headlights and a low, wide stance, embodying the essence of a classic sports car. The interior was designed with a focus on ergonomics, offering a comfortable and engaging driving experience uncommon in high-performance vehicles of the time. This model defined a new benchmark in sports car strata, influencing the design and engineering of future high-performance automobiles.

This 1993 Acura NSX has been modified with many desirable upgrades that enhance the car's performance. According to the seller, the vehicle features a wide range of modifications to the drivetrain, exhaust, suspension, body, and more. A Honda NA-1 NSX-R 5-speed Short Gear Set, Exedy Twin Organic Clutch, Science of Speed Extended Thread Gear Stalk, and Cedar Ridge Short Shift Kit increase responsiveness. The Comptech Exhaust and DC Sport Headers provide a satisfying note, and the Dali 1" Front Track Sway Bar, Cedar Ridge suspension hardware, and staggered-diameter Titan 7 T-S5 Forged Wheels keep the car on track. Outside, a 2002 Acura NSX Rear Valance, Dali 02+ Trunk Lip Spoiler, Downforce Carbon Fiber NSX-R Spoiler, and Gruppe M Carbon Fiber Side Vents make the car's performance nature known. Interior updates include Science of Speed Instrument Cluster Rings and a Type S Shift Knob. For a complete list of modifications, please see the items below in addition to included documents and invoices in the "Extras" gallery. The sale will also include a collection of removed parts, detailed below. With just over 47k miles on the odometer, most modifications have been performed within the last few thousand miles. Benefitting from meticulous care throughout its life, this machine is just getting started. The NSX is well on its way to becoming a true future classic, and this example makes the ideal addition to any enthusiast's collection. It is now offered with a clean Carfax report and a clean title.

Factory Installed Options:

  • Formula Red Paint
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Full Power Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • AM/FM/Cassette/CD Changer
  • Climate Control
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Power Windows

This example is said to have been modified with the following:

  • Honda NA-1 NSX-R 5-speed Short Gear Set (4.235:1 final drive)
  • Exedy Twin Organic Clutch
  • Dali 1" Front Track Sway Bar
  • Titan 7 T-S5 Forged Wheels 17"/18" with Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R Tires
  • Science of Speed 2002-2005 NA2 ABS Brake Conversion Upgrade
  • KW Variant 3 Coil Overs
  • Cedar Ridge Front Pivot Clamps
  • Cedar Ridge Race Duty Rear Toe Links
  • Cedar Ridge Rigid Rear Beam Bushings
  • DC Sport Headers
  • Comptech Exhaust
  • Science of Speed Baffled Oil Pan
  • Cedar Ridge Harmonic Dampener Shield
  • Science of Speed Extended Thread Gear Stalk
  • Cedar Ridge Short Shift Kit
  • Pride Carbon Fiber GT-style Side View Mirrors
  • 2002 Acura NSX Rear Valance
  • Dali 02+ Trunk Lip Spoiler
  • Downforce Carbon Fiber NSX-R Spoiler
  • Gruppe M Carbon Fiber Side Vents
  • Downforce Carbon Fiber License Plate Bezel
  • Downforce Carbon Fiber Rear Window Garnish
  • Science of Speed Instrument Cluster Rings
  • Type S Shift Knob
  • HID Low Beam Headlight Conversion

Removed Parts included in the sale:

  • 93 NSX OEM 15"/16" Wheels
  • Headers
  • Exhaust
  • Transmission Gear Set
  • Clutch
  • Struts
  • Front and Rear Sway Bars
  • Engine Cover
  • Rear Window Garnish
  • Side Vents
  • Sideview Mirrors
  • Rear Lower Valance
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Gear Stalk
  • Shift Knob
  • Instrument Cluster Rings.

Service Records
A collection of service records and invoices will accompany the vehicle. The seller notes the following service intervals:

  • Clutch and Short Gears installed 46,865 miles
  • New Tires and Wheels 46,544 miles
  • Timing Belt Replaced 45,643 miles
  • ABS Brake Upgrade 45,643 miles
  • Suspension Upgrades 42,502 miles
  • Headers & Exhaust 41,859 miles

Please see a detailed document outlining the work performed as well as service records in the "Extras" gallery below. 

Ownership History & Provenance
The Carfax report shows history with four owners in several states. The current owner acquired the car in 2010, and it has remained in their personal collection in Lynnwood, Washington. 

Known Shortcomings
This vehicle shows wear consistent with its low mileage according to a Seller's Disclosure Report. Please review the entire document by clicking "Seller's Disclosure" above.

Items included in the Sale

  • Factory literature (i.e. an owner's manual)
  • Service records from current ownership
  • Spare or removed parts


Cats Exotics
Lynnwood, WA

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