This 1991 Acura NSX was delivered new in late 1990 to Golden Gate Acura of Daly City, California, and remained with its first owner for six years. Finished in Formula Red over black leather, the car is believed to have been part of a collection in California for the ensuing 13 years and was moved to Idaho after being acquired by its fourth owner in 2014. The vehicle was purchased by the seller in May 2020 and now shows just 7,500 miles. Power is provided by a mid-mounted 3.0-liter DOHC V6 paired with a five-speed manual transaxle and limited-slip differential. Service in 2020 included replacing the timing belt, water pump, and drive belts, as well as flushing the brake fluid, changing the engine oil and transmission fluid, and repairing the air conditioning. This NA1 NSX is now offered with an owner’s manual, copies of its original sales paperwork, service records dating back to 2009, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Idaho title in the seller’s name.
Aluminum bodywork is finished in Formula Red (R77) and incorporates a black fixed roof. Additional exterior design features include popup headlights, a lower front lip spoiler, side intake scoops, and an integrated rear spoiler. Close-up photos of the lenses, trim, and badging are included in the gallery below, along with nine paint meter readings.
Forged aluminum wheels measure 15” in diameter up front and 16” out back and wear Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires that were manufactured in 2011. Four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS were standard equipment on the NSX, and this example received a brake fluid flush in May 2020.
Power-adjustable seats are trimmed in black leather, as are the door panels and steering wheel. Color-keyed trim covers the console and dash, while matching carpeting lines the floors underneath model-embroidered mats. The automatic climate control system was repaired in May 2020, after which the air conditioning system was inspected and recharged. Additional factory equipment includes cruise control, power windows, a tilting and telescopic steering column, and a Bose sound system with an AM/FM/cassette stereo. The seller notes that speaker output is very weak.
Instrumentation includes a 185-mph speedometer and a tachometer with an 8k-rpm redline, as well as gauges monitoring oil pressure, coolant temperature, fuel level, and voltage. The six-digit odometer shows under 7,500 miles, approximately 200 of which have been added by the seller.
The 3.0-liter C30A V6 features an aluminum block, titanium connecting rods, dual overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank, and VTEC variable valve timing. The engine was rated from the factory for 270 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Service performed in May 2020 by Lyle Pearson Acura of Boise, Idaho, included replacing the timing belt, tensioner pulley, water pump, accessory drive belts, engine oil, and transaxle fluid. Transaxle number J4A4-1001325 was recorded by the dealer at the time of this service and does not fall within the range of transaxles affected by potential snap ring defects.
The NA1 NSX features an extruded aluminum, semi-monocoque chassis and aluminum double-wishbone suspension all around. Additional underside photos are provided in the gallery below.
An owner’s manual and four keys are included in the sale along with service invoices and inspection reports dating back to 2009.
The August 2020 Carfax report is free of accidents or other issues and lists registration in California and Idaho, as well as a number of mileage entries. Summaries of the car’s ownership and service history are shown in the gallery, as are copies of the original pre-purchase inspection form and window sticker.