11K-Mile 1996 Acura NSX-T Zymol Show Car

We are pleased to offer this absolutely pristine 1996 Acura NSX-T Zymol show car.  This Supercar is the result of an extensive effort led by founder Soichiro Honda and Honda’s top engineers which began with the HP-X concept in 1984. The NSX was designed and hand constructed at the Honda Global Research and Development Center in Tochigi Japan. This amazing ultra balanced machine was introduced for sale in 1990 and was quickly recognized as one of the world’s most advanced and innovative sports cars.  This U.S. market 1996 Number 56 example was purchased through Honda corporate by the founder Chuck Bennett of the automotive products company, Zymol, for the purpose of using it as a promotional show vehicle.  Unsatisfied with the de-tuned American version, the owner of this NSX opted to convert the car to more powerful RoW specifications with all genuine OEM parts.  It then received a one-of-a-kind set of custom triple-chrome plated MOMO wheels before spending the rest of its life being carefully transported from show to show as an advertising and promotion vehicle for Zymol.  Equipped with a desirable 5-speed manual transmission, this collector-grade show car is now being offered for auction by Chuck  in Florida while showing only 11k miles on the odometer.  It will be accompanied by a Zymol complete “Concours” detailing kit with complimentary refills included for life.

This NSX-T is finished in deep Formula Red and the paint is described to be flawless, having always been kept in climate-controlled storage when not being shown on display.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  Honda reportedly used an aircraft-grade chromate coating to protect the aluminum bodywork before a 23-step paint process was carried out for a vivid and smooth appearance.  In addition to its striking visual features, this targa-top NSX showcases a set of bespoke MOMO Arrow wheels that were made to custom specifications in close coordination with the MOMO company president and Acura/Honda to be sure the wheels were the correct offset and would compliment the Traction Control system .  The wheels turned out to be so perfect and lightweight, that a thick triple-chrome plating was applied for balancing and weight distribution.

The Biscuit leather interior has been left entirely original with its protective delivery plastic remaining over the door sills.  The cabin is said to be like-new and all gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional.

This NSX is powered by a transverse-mounted Honda C30A 3.0 L 24 valve V6 engine with VTEC variable valve timing, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The owner of this example opted to convert the car to RoW specifications and sourced all the necessary OEM parts for the engine, exhaust, and suspension to do so.  The result was a lower, nimbler, lightweight aluminum and magnesium alloy car with an output of 290 HP.  Routine oil changes are said to have been carried out by the on-staff technicians at Zymol, and the car is reported to have been run exclusively on premium ethanol-free racing fuel.

This vehicle will be accompanied by a complete Zymol “Concours” detailing kit. A lifetime of complimentary refills will also be awarded to the next owner so they can preserve the car in the same immaculate condition for years to come.

This sale will include a set of keys, original books and tools, a collectible hardcover NSX book, 2 car covers, a Speed Lingerie front bra and mirror covers, and a clean title.  The seller has also offered to facilitate the safe transport of the vehicle off of their premises to meet your major carrier.  Remaining in like-new condition with a lifelong history of meticulous upkeep as a promotional show car, NSX-T makes a perfect complement to your world-class collection.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $87,500
  • Auction End: 2021-02-03 21:12:09+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 11
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Comments (31)

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    Congratulations to nosubstitute4Porsche you have won the heart of a beautiful NSX

  • nosubstitute4porsche 6 monthsago

    Sold for $87,500

  • nosubstitute4porsche (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    did we meet reserve?

  • nosubstitute4porsche (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    @cbennett im hoping its me!

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    I’m hoping this car goes home with the right person and we have some people that really love it so the auction is almost over

  • nosubstitute4porsche 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $87,500

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    @nosubstitute4porsche horsepower on the original NSX was 252 hp and when they came out with the T model it was moved to 270 hp this car with the ROW add-ons is 290 horsepower

  • silocooper 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $84,000

  • nosubstitute4porsche (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    all does anyone know if the 290 h.p. is standard for u.s.a. cars or is it 270h.p.?

  • suttonandco 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $83,000

  • spwielder7 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $82,000

  • silocooper 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $79,000

  • suttonandco 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $77,500

  • Teverowlaw 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $76,666

  • suttonandco 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    @Naplescarguy Yes absolutely!

  • Naplescarguy (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    @cbennett Thank you for the additional information. Are you including the original rims with the sale?

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    @Naplescarguy the RoW changes included singular high output coils for each cylinder, lowered suspension and open air intake with matching low back pressure exhaust. Yes, I have the original wheels. I may have the original tires.

  • Naplescarguy (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    What specifically is different with the RoW specifications? Also, do you have the original rims?

  • silocooper 6 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    @the_dude_abides Outstanding!!
    What a machine. I love the original description by the magazine editor who said driving the NSX was like flying at the head of an arrow.

  • the_dude_abides (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    @cbennett

    Happy to report, my 1999 Zanardi is still residing in my garage. I sold the 1992 as I need the space and 1 NSX was more than enough. GLWS

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    @SBerastequi Sorry, it’s been a long day.
    I missed your sticker question.
    There was no Dealer window sticker from Acura.
    Best,
    Chuck

  • cbennett (seller) 6 monthsago

    @SBerastequi Hello.
    Sorry for the late reply, we are crazy busy.
    The car was bought from Acura Corporation as a direct business purchase and registered in Connecticut. We then registered the car in Maine to get a “ZYMOL” license plate as our Zymol plate in Connecticut was on another car.
    The third registration was in Florida after we moved our company to Florida.
    CarFax always shows new registrations/titles as new owners but I have owned the NSX from day one.

  • SBerastequi (registered bidder) 6 monthsago

    Mr. Bennett, as a matter of clarification are you the original owner as the CarFax lists 3 owners.
    Is the window sticker available with the car? Thank you.

  • cbennett (seller) 6 months, 1 weekago

    @the_dude_abides Do you still have your NSX?

  • cbennett (seller) 6 months, 1 weekago

    @the_dude_abides Yes, Yes!! That was one fantastic event. Every event we have been to has reinforced the lesson that it is ok to love your car. Thank you for continuing to use our products.

  • the_dude_abides (registered bidder) 6 months, 1 weekago

    @cbennett

    Had the pleasure of meeting you and seeing this car at NSXPO 2006. You were kind enough to help me with a quick detail tip or two on my 1992 NSX and I reciprocated by purchasing a bunch of your products, which I still swear by to the day.

    Best of luck

  • shakes 6 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • Teak090 6 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • cbennett (seller) 6 months, 1 weekago

    Hello Again Everyone. This is Chuck Bennett. This is another of our Product Show Cars that has graced Robb Report, Dupont Registry, AutoWeek, Motor Trend, Sport Car Market and Garage Style adverts along with personal appearances at major and club automotive events and Concours throughout the U.S. She rode in our custom enclosed trailer to gently take her to every event and she has been lovingly cared for meticulously.
    I am interested in finding her a home with someone who understands and can feel the history of the hand assembled NSX and is not afraid to give her the love she deserves!

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11K-Mile 1996 Acura NSX-T Zymol Show Car
Final bid: $87,500 This auction has ended.