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1991 Acura NSX

Mecum plays small ball in Vegas
Thursday, 7 October - Saturday, 9 October 2021
$96,800
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
9 October 2021
Sold Date
S148
Lot Number
#3+
Modified original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. JH4NA1152MT001060. Black over cream leather. 5-speed, aftermarket intake and exhaust, Motegi carbon wheels, Toyo tires, factory Bose cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Showing 13,080 miles but not a garage queen. The paint is definitely showing its age. There are a few dings in the wheels. Dirt and dust in the engine bay. The interior, though, looks very good. The low mileage is appealing but it’s modified and not particularly clean. It’s arguably better to buy a more carefully kept car with a higher odometer reading.

Bottom Line: Well, the Vegas bidders didn’t seem to think so. Even though a stock VTEC Honda engine is unburstable and higher mileage isn’t a real cause for concern with these cars, they fixated on the fact that it’s a first-year NSX with a five-digit odometer reading and bid it way up. Objectively better NSXs have sold for less than this.

by Andrew Newton
18 October 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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