We are pleased to offer this 1996 Acura NSX-T finished in Formula Red over a tan leather interior. Regarded as one of the world’s most advanced and innovative sports cars of its day, the NSX was designed and hand constructed at the Honda Global Research and Development Center in Tochigi, Japan. This first-generation NSX-T is reported to be one of only 98 U.S. market examples to have been offered in this color combination with a manual transmission for the 1996 model year. Purchased new in Georgia, this NSX-T is believed to have spent most of its life in Texas before it was acquired by the second owner in 2018 who subsequently commissioned a timing belt, clutch, and water pump replacement as well as a major service earlier in 2021. Now with just over 28k miles showing on the odometer, this NSX-T is being offered for auction by its seller out of Texas.
This NSX-T comes finished in Formula Red and features a removable Targa-top as well as a set of 16"/17" 7-spoke forged aluminum wheels. The exterior has been treated with ceramic coating and the seller notes the driver-side front fender and rear quarter panel have been previously refinished to address cosmetic imperfections. Detailed images can be found in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The factory wheels have been recently refurbished and come dressed in a set of Dunlop Direzza tires dated from 2018.
Inside, the tan leather interior is said to remain very nicely preserved, owing to years of careful custodianship and climate-controlled storage. Factory features include an Acura-Bose sound system, 4-way power seats, rear and side window defoggers, power door mirrors, cruise control, and a theft-deterrent system. The seller confirms that gauges, lights, and accessories remain fully functional.
This first-generation NSX is powered by a transverse-mounted Honda C30A 3.0L 24-valve V6 engine with VTEC variable valve timing. The rear wheels are driven through a 5-speed manual gearbox. The timing belt, clutch, and water pump were replaced in 2018 and a major service was also recently completed earlier in 2021 at a cost of approximately $4,200. The car is said to be up to date on all routine maintenance with some supporting records accompanying the sale.
This sale will include the original owner's manuals and a clean title. For enthusiasts in search of an unmolested low-mileage Acura NSX, look no further than this 1996 Targa version.