The Honda NSX is different from any other classic sports car - It’s a genuine sports car that all owners and drivers can enjoy.
It’ll be a joy to own: Beautiful design; beautiful engineering; super-rare (you will never park next to another one); discrete; elegant; esoteric; reliable; comparatively cheap to run; and – crucially - it’s not going to go down in value. Compared to the equivalent Porsche or Ferrari, the NSX is currently undervalued.
It’ll be a joy to drive: Comfortable, satisfying, effortless, with brilliant handling.
If you are reading this you’ll be interested in acquiring an NSX. So, what’s the best NSX to buy? What will be the best to drive?
It’s no surprise to learn that the best price (and hence the best investment) for any classic car will go to:
a) the rarest cars, where demand exceeds supply;
b) those cars with the best provenance (that usually means UK-supplied cars with full history);
c) those cars that show light, consistent use (often super-low mileage cars will develop faults through lack of use); and
d) that are maintained in the best condition.
This car ticks all the boxes: This “Facelift’ Manual NSX Coupe is the rarest (only 19 cars were sold in 2005 – the last year of production). It was supplied new on 31 March 2005 by Honda Bristol. It has a full service history with 12 Honda main dealer stamps in the service book. It has covered 39,000 miles and the service history and MOTs show light, regular use. It has beautiful Berlina Black paintwork with black perforated leather seats. We have known the two previous owners and this car has been fastidiously maintained and cared for as part of the owners’ car collections.
Its 3.2 litre 24 valve aluminium (with titanium con-rods) engine is superb, with noticeably more torque than it’s 3.0 litre predecessor. The 6-speed gearbox is easy to use, with light clutch, smooth gear change and perfect ratios.
If your intention is to have it as an investment and sell on at a later date; or to drive everyday and enjoy; or just to keep, treasure, and derive that unique pleasure of ownership, it doesn’t matter. This is simply one of the best NSX available today.
Is all the above just sales talk? Or the result of our passion for the NSX? Do you share our view that the NSX one of the best classic sports cars money can buy? Do you agree? Better still, come down and have a test drive and decide for yourself.
OK. You want to buy a nice car. You've worked hard, made some good decisions (or, more likely, you admit to yourself that you have been lucky), and have a bit of spare cash to treat yourself.
Or, all that pension stuff that frankly I don’t understand, means that the guy from the Pru offers a load of dosh to spend on a nice car rather than him keeping it safe for those nursing home fees in 20 years time.
Or, as money is so cheap at the moment, why not borrow the wonga (but, not from the people with the capital W, as they are crooks) to buy a nice car? The car is going to appreciate far quicker than the interest rate so it’s a no-brainer.
You have always wanted a 'man cave' garage and want something to put in it:
Ferrari? F off, when I drive it other people will think I've got a very small penis.
Lamborghini? Ok, a Muira is a little out of my league; and all other Lambos?: See above.
Aston Martin? Ok, they are cool. And cool people own them. But they are not the sports car I really want. And, if you look closely, those cool guys with collectable Astons have another cool car in their garage:
A Honda NSX.
This is the one. It might not be the fastest NSX. Or the most hard-core. But it is the coolest, smoothest, most comfortable, most discreet, best-bloody-classic-sports car available today.
Why would I want an auto NSX?
Ok - Here’s the thing: This weekend I want to drive down to Rick Stein’s place in Padstow, stay over, and come back. The A303 - that sodding traffic jam by Stonehenge. Which council official decided to slow all the traffic down by grassing over that side road? Tell him he is the reason I don’t want a manual!
Next weekend: Zuma. Just off the Brompton Road by Harrods. I am not sitting in that traffic with my foot on the clutch all evening.
This car is a super-rare, 2002 Facelift Targa F-matic NSX. UK supplied, full Honda history, 48,200 miles. Just brilliant. Usable. Roof on; roof off; whatever. It’s become a bit of a cliché that the NSX is a sports car that you can use everyday: But it’s true. Even today. Especially today. Even if “everyday” is just every weekend.
Sometimes I think that owning a 911 is a bit like being married to Angela Merkel. Reliable, dependable, effective. A bit overweight. A rather old design that has improved over the years. Really strong and stable (as opposed to ‘that’s-what-my-advisors-told-me-to say’ pretend strong and stable). I bet her husband (like a 911 owner) is just a little bit smug having convinced himself he’s made such a wise decision.
However, owning a Noble M12 GTO-3 is like going out with Kate Moss. British. Bonkers. Certainly not carrying any extra pounds. Some parts of her look like they come from Dagenham. If you look closely, you can see some signs of age. But on the whole she still looks absolutely fantastic. Other men will give you discreet nods of knowing approval. They know about these things. Others will want to take your photograph. On the whole, whenever you take her out, you can be guaranteed of the best time ever.
This Noble GTO-3 was first registered 3rd March 2003. With three owners from new, it has spent most of its life in the owners’ garages, having completed only 21,600 miles. Diamond Black with Black / Grey Alcantara interior. Four-point race harness, as well as the inertia reel seat belts. It has the 3.0, twin-turbocharged engine (with track-day sump), five speed Getrag gearbox with the Quaife Limited Slip Differential.
We have just carried out a check over and full service with all new fluids (including Mobil 1 engine and gearbox oil, uprated brake fluid, spark plugs, etc). It has brand new Bridgestone tyres on perfect original alloy wheels.
It has just passed an MOT with no advisories
This is simply a superb classic British sports car. There are very few cars that are as usable, so brilliantly capable, and fun to drive. Good examples are getting rarer and this is a perfect opportunity to acquire a low-mileage M12 GTO-3.
Engine: V6, 2968cc twin-turbo
Max power: 352bhp @ 6200rpm
Max torque: 350lb ft @ 6200rpm
Transmission: Five-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Tyres: New Bridgestone RE050 225/40 ZR18 front, 265/35 ZR18 rear
Unfortunately, I don't have Kate's number. But please call 01483 898888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange a viewing of this brilliant Noble.
Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
Plans Performance is the country's leading VX220 specialist and we have seen more of these cars than anyone else in the UK. We focus on finding the best possible VX220’s in the country and offering them for sale in the best possible state of preparation.
This VXT is an excellent opportunity to buy as it has exceptionally low mileage; is in excellent condition; and has a full, documented service history.
It and has covered 22,173 miles from new, and has always been kept in a garage. It is in excellent condition, with excellent Calypso Red paintwork, spotless original alloys, and unmarked black leather interior.
This car has had four owners, awe have known the previous two, having sold it twice.
It has a full Vauxhall / Plans service history. The previous owner was an enthusiast who maintained the car regardless of cost. As well as regular servicing, we have carried out the following sensible upgrades: