The M400 was the last “Lee Noble” car and the ultimate car in the M12 range. The M400 was improved over the previous M!2 models with high-lift camshafts, forged pistons, larger turbochargers and revised fuel injection, revised engine mapping, a larger oil cooler, a larger baffled oil sump, and a re-designed and much improved revised gear shift. Chassis improvements included Dynamics race dampers and uprated springs, and the addition of a front anti-roll bar.
This particular car was first registered 8th December 2004. Two owners from new. Only 24,000 miles. Monza red. “M400” Alcantara interior with Sparco race seats and a four-point race harness, as well as the inertia reel seat belts. Recent MOT with no advisories
It has been professionally maintained by Plans Performance regardless of cost and has had £1000’s spent on sensible, discrete upgrades to improve performance and reliability. The car comes complete with a full documented service history and all receipts for the work done.
Thanks to new Garrett GT2860 turbochargers; Piper re-packable stainless steel exhaust system; Pro-Alloy uprated intercooler; and revised fuel pumps and fuel injection, power has been increased by 33 percent over the standard M400.
The car has an aircraft-style quick-release engine loom by TE Systems. Engine management has been improved using a Motec ECU – mapped by MacKellar Racing on Advanced Motorsport and Engineering’s chassis dyno.
This map makes full use of the mid-to-top-end torque in the rev-range, ensuring that the car is easy to drive on the road as well as providing fantastic, usable power on the track – unlike many turbocharged cars.
Much effort has been focused on making the car reliable: by moving all the critical electrical systems into the passenger compartment (Dry-cell battery, engine management systems and critical relays); upgrading the clutch and gearbox (steel bearings, shot-peened and super finished gears, and a thermostatically controlled gearbox oil cooler), and managing heat by upgrading the engine oil coolers and ducting, etc etc.
The result is simply a superb multi-purpose road and track car. There are very few cars that are as usable on the road and so brilliantly capable on the occasional track day. Possible the best M400 to come to the market from some time.
1996 NSX Manual Targa
Firstly, a few words about the Targa: When it was first released in 1995, Road & Track magazine said "The NSX looks so entirely natural with a Targa top that it's hard to believe it hasn't always had one". Often criticized by people who have never driven one, it has been suggested that the chassis is not as rigid as the Coupe. The facts are that Honda made no less than 50 modifications to retain body rigidity. The car is only 40kg heavier than the Coupe through strengthening of the front bulkhead and A-post, the addition of an A-frame over the engine, as well as additional support in the rear floor and firewall. In typical Honda fashion, to compensate for this, the Targas had an aluminium rear bumper bar, and a lighter starter motor and PAS system.
Drive a Targa and a Coupe - you will not feel any difference, except for the benefit of the open top in the summer!
This particular car was UK supplied in 1996 and is finished in perfect, un-marked Charlotte Green metallic paintwork with tan leather interior. It has the 1995/6 model year 16" and 17" seven-spoke alloy wheels with excellent tyres. It has covered 84,000 miles with full service history and provenance.
We have just completed an annual service. The cam belt service was completed last year, less than 1,000 miles ago . A new MOT has just been issued with no advisories. It is now undergoing pre-sales preparation. It has perfect paintwork and excellent, unmarked leather. Please call us for more details
First registered in Germany on 9th March 1992, this is a very rare genuine European specification Left-Hand-Drive Honda NSX (as opposed to an Acura from the USA). Registered in the UK on 10th February 1998 by the current owner.
Having been in dry, indoor storage for several years, we have just completed a full check-over, service (including a cam belt and water pump replacement), and brake and ABS fluid change, etc.
Everything works as it should, including air-con and Bose Hi-Fi. It is full ready to use and to enjoy.
The car has been properly looked after. Before going into storage, it was used as a second or third car and for trips between Devon in the UK and Germany. Having covered 157,500km (98,500 miles), the car is in very good, original condition and drives very well.
We have replaced the coolant pipes, radiator and have fitted a new battery. It has recently had a new clutch, oil sump and stainless steel brake lines. The car is available with the original wheels (that been freshly refurbished and new tyres fitted) or aftermarket 16”/17” wheels.
Apart from an aftermarket upgraded lightweight exhaust silencer (making the car sound better), the car is completely original and unmodified.
The car has a thick document file with the original German handbook , the original German and current UK registration documents, stamped service book showing services in the UK and Germany, many invoices and receipts, and two sets of original keys.
Sale to any other country is no problem and we can help with registration in the EU.
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