Ahhhh, the NSX. Every time I see one of these listed I say to myself, “self, you shouldda bought one of those when they were at the bottom of their value curve.” Oh well, not every train was meant to be boarded and not every car was meant to be in my garage.
But it sure feels like a mid-1990’s NSX wants to be in my garage. I need a bigger garage for sure. Like in the movie Field of Dreams, I should build it and they will come. The “they” in this case would surely include a lovely four-wheeler such as this 1996 NSX T.
I always loved these NSX’s. Combine a supermodel’s good looks with down home Honda reliability, great visibility in every direction out of that glassy greenhouse, power, speed, handling. Really, a classic in every respect. To my eye it also has lines that you’d only see on something like a fighter jet. Overall just such a delicate yet aggressive looking vehicle that is only matched with the latest of supercars. Man alive, this car was just so ahead of it’s time, but at the same time such a product of the time. Look at those flip up headlights as an example. I had those on my 1989 Integra. I remember having to lock them in the up position when it got below freezing.
This example in white over black leather interior is reported to have 52,720 miles which is a fairly low mile example for the year. Sporting a mid-mounted 3.0 liter VTEC V6 engine, 5 speed manual transmission (praise the Lord!) and rear wheel drive. Fuel milage is pretty good for a car with the credentials this one has: 16/22. Can you imagine 22 mpg in a supercar? But seriously, this is a case of “if you have to ask the fuel milage, you don’t deserve this car”. This one isn’t your daily commuter, racking up the miles as it transports you to your cubicle.
But ever the practical company, Honda saw fit to include power windows and locks, cruise control, leather seats which are actually comfortable and a bevy of conveniences, stuffed into a conveyance that could propel you to 60mph in 5.0 seconds.
Those may not be a match for the newer, far uglier (IMHO) NSX which can get you there in 3.1, but then again, how fast do you have to be when you’re one of the most stunning, practical cars ever designed and sold to the public. 5.0 seconds is just fine thank you, which put it on par with the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S of the day. Except the engine is in the proper place in this car and was thus much less likely to kill you if you were busy doing the Macarena instead of paying attention to exactly when to lift off the accelerator.
Anyhoo, the owner claims that the A/C blows cold thanks to a new AC system, comes with custom wheels and is in overall excellent condition. It has a new set of sneakers, clutch, spark plugs, and happily, has a clean title. Check out what they have to say about it HERE.
This one will make it’s new owner very happy.