Plans Performance is an NSX specialist. Today we have seventeen NSXs on our premises – here for service, repairs, restoration, or for sale. Other than at an owners’ club meeting, you will not see as many NSXs in one place anywhere else in the world.
We always have the best selection of classic NSXs for sale. We pride ourselves on selling only the best cars. If you are considering buying an NSX, this is why you should buy from Plans:
The problem with the usual “motor trade” is their fundamental business model: Most dealers will try to buy as cheap as possible; do the minimum work on the car - usually focussing on the cosmetic appearance - and sell for as much as possible. If anything goes wrong with the car they will deal with the consequences later.
Plans Performance avoids this. We only sell on consignment. We charge the seller for any work required to bring the car up to our very high standards. We guarantee that the car is as good as it can be: original, cosmetically excellent and mechanically faultless.
It’s good for sellers: They can relax in the knowledge that we can add value (the cost of our work is offset by the increased selling price); we deal with everything associated with the sale; and (because we do all the work before the sale) there will be no comeback.
It’s good for buyers: They can buy with confidence. Not only we can demonstrate several different NSXs for sale in the same place, we can guarantee to offer the best NSXs, with full transparency. We don’t hide anything. We are marque specialists and know the cars inside-out.
Here is a perfect example of our approach:
This NSX - It’s one of three similar spec cars we have for sale: A 1993 Manual Coupe in the classic Formula Red with black leather. It has covered 56,192 miles from new. The previous owner kept it for seventeen years. In between being professionally stored, it has been properly maintained with an excellent Honda main dealer service history. We have copies of all invoices and MOT certificates.
This car has been taken on consignment from the owner. He is an NSX enthusiast and has both bought and sold many NSXs with us.
We have just carried out a full, detailed health-check inspection. We pointed out every fault, however minor. The owner has instructed us to do everything on the list. This includes an engine-out refresh, check over, cam belt service and restoration. Unlike almost any other classic supercar, the result is an NSX that’ll be a joy. Easy to drive, easy to own, reliable, dependable, not ostentatious, just perfect.
Please call 01483 898888 or email email@example.com for more information or to arrange a viewing.
1991 Honda NSX Manual Coupe
What makes someone buy something and then keep it for twenty-five years?
In today’s consumerist, disposable society of in-built obsolescence, this is even more an interesting question.
I’m not a person who has ever spent a moment’s thought on brand loyalty. I’m not loyal to brands. I wouldn’t buy the latest Ferrari, Porsche or Prada jacket just because of the label or the badge. I don’t think of brands as defining my identity. It’s just not how I view the world.
I’d like to think that the type of person that buys and keeps a Honda NSX shares my view. Brands are a triumph of marketing over design and engineering. Brands play on our emotions rather than our needs. It’s products - and good design - that matter, not brands.
The Honda NSX is simply a brilliant product. Reliable and dependable over the long haul. Excellent but understated. Classy but not pretentious. Never ostentatious but not anonymous. Now I’m getting emotional - but for the right reasons.
Kazuo Shimizu, the Japanese racing driver and motoring journalist, said: ‘I recommend any new owner to get to fully understand this machine and really discover the subtleties of its performance. This is a car that will only reveal itself to you slowly, but it’s definitely worth investing time in. A lifetime later, you’ll still be having fun discovering new things about the NSX.’
That’s why the owner of this car bought it new from Rowe’s Garage Truro on the 16th August 1991 and kept it for the next twenty-five years. Since then it has had two other owners. We have sold the car each time.
It is a five-speed manual in the classic Formula Red, black roof and black leather interior.
It has covered 57,576 miles and has a full Honda service history, including three cam-belt changes. It has nineteen Honda main dealer stamps in the service book and we have a file with invoices and all MOTs. Last year we carried out a full service inspection and fixed anything that needed doing. It is completely original, un-modified and has possibly the best provenance of any NSX we have seen.
If you are a slave to brands, buy a Ferrari. If you want a brilliant car, that will be a joy to own, then buy this.
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.
This Noble M400 was first registered 6th Jan 2005. Two Owners (last owner for 12 years). 48,500 miles. Full history with Noble / Plans Performance. We have just completed a full service, cosmetic refresh and new MOT with no advisories. Hence in exceptional condition.
Lee Noble has always had a reputation as a designer and manufacturer of astonishingly good performance cars. Ultima, Ascari, and, of course, the eponymous Noble. Plaudits have been poured on the M12 model especially, and the M400 - the seriously quick variant of the M12 line - scooped Autocar's prestigious Best Driver's Car award.
If you are reading this you will probably know why one should buy an M400 over an ‘ordinary’ Noble:
· Much rarer – only 80 built
· Much improved gear change
· Better driving position
· Better steering with a revised rack with more turns lock-to-lock – Lee Noble said that the older rack too quick for the car, inducing understeer
· Less body roll thanks to anti-roll bars (Lee always said the car didn’t need them, but the market thought otherwise…)
· 401bhp per tonne. A 911 GT3 RS has 282bhp per tonne.
It's hard to think of a sports car at any price that can match the performance and handling of the Noble M400. There are no doubts whatsoever about this car's astonishing capabilities. The M400 combines deftness and poise with terrific power and searing speed. It is a tribute to Lee Noble's exceptional engineering skills.
This particular car is a 2005 Noble M400, supplied new in January 2005.
Gunmetal grey with grey Alcantra. The first owner had it for just a year, and the second owner since then. It has been maintained by us since 2011. It has covered 48,468 miles.
It has the benefit of Nitron suspension, transmission tunnel cooling, Pro-alloy intercooler with ATL gold heat reflective foil covering, battery isolator, Zircotec downpipes and cats, and a new stainless rear silencer.
We have recently carried out a £10,000 refresh and it is now presented in exceptional condition. As far as we know, it’s currently the best M400 on the market – so a great opportunity to acquire the best value for money multi-purpose track and road performance car on the planet.
Please call +44 (0)1483 898888 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange a viewing.
Lotus Exige S1
Lotus Exige S1, Aluminium Silver and black leather. 30,700 miles with full documented service history and all MOT certificates. Four owners (last owner since 2005). Recent suspension refresh and cam belt service. Drives superbly.
In our opinion, the Exige S1 was the last ‘real’ Lotus: developed from Sport Elise, the one-make ‘Autobytel’ race cars, this was a Lotus in the true Chapman tradition. A race car that was modified to use on the road, as opposed to a road car that was modified for racing. There are very few cars that are as fantastic and enjoyable to own and to drive.
The Exige is just raw. Like a miniature Group C racer, the design, from the front splitter, through the roof scoop, to the Kamm tail, is just perfect. If you agree with me that modern cars are either too fast to use properly, or too boring to spend money on, then this Lotus Exige S1 is for you.
This is an exceptional S1 Exige. Finished in Aluminium Silver with black leather seats. It is now so rare to find an Exige in this condition.
This Exige S1 has had four owners (last owner 13 years) and has covered only 30,700 miles. It has been serviced and maintained by us since 2006, and the owner has spared no expense in properly servicing and maintaining this classic car.
We have recently carried out a full suspension refresh - Including powder coated wishbones and uprights, complete with new dampers, bearings, balljoints, bushes and toe-links
The car has an excellent service history with a fully stamped service book. There is a large file of receipts and all MOTs.
We have just carried out a full check over, a cam belt service, with all new fluids (including Mobil 1 engine and gearbox oil, new brake fluid, coolant, spark plugs, etc). An MOT was issued in June (100 miles ago) with no advisories.
As expected, the car drives beautifully, and having been being used sporadically in dry conditions. It has been garaged since new.
It's in fantastic order throughout. Good Exige S1s are hard to find and demand now outstrips supply. So this is a truly rare opportunity.
Please call 01483 898888 or email for more information or to arrange a viewing.
A CoC is available for the car and, if required, we can convert to LHD using factory parts.
1991 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
The highlights: Probably the best Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI in the UK. One owner from new. 24,535 miles. Fastidiously looked after, it is in exceptional condition, with full documented, service history.
The detail: This Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, reg V1 EVD, VIN CP9A-0107050, was built March of 1999, and then sold new through marque specialists DRS in the UK. First registered in November 1999, this is one of the very few one owner Evos to become available for several years. The Certificate of Origin, original purchase invoice, and original handbooks are all included in the comprehensive documentation.
Black paintwork over blue/black Recaro seats, air conditioning, power windows and high quality audio equipment. This is a cherished, unspoiled example and has covered only 24,535 miles.
The service history shows that the car has been maintained by marque specialists MA Developments and RG Motorsport. It has been correctly maintained with the all-important belts service. It has an MPH speedometer and odometer, ‘Zymöl’ underbody protection, and UK-spec alarm & immobiliser.
Lightly modified (Stage 1) to extract best performance without compromising reliability, all original parts have been retained and are also included with the car.
The car’s interior is outstanding, with similarly excellent paint (paint is all original), underside, drivetrain and suspension components are in superb condition. When not used the car has been kept on a battery conditioner, under a tailored car cover (included in the sale), in a heated, dry garage.
The turbocharged 2-litre power plant (with compression test results available), superb four-wheel drive, tight steering and solid suspension are as what one would expect from such a low mileage, outstanding example.
The Evo VI, considered by many to be the high-point of the range, has become the most sought-after Japanese rally-bred super-saloon. This must be the best available and a rare opportunity for the collector, enthusiast or rally fan. There are few cars that one can say that about!