Your request for pics will get me motivated to take a few current shots. The most recent one attached was taken last summer. The car is essentially stock with Bilsteins and a performance clutch from CT Engineering.
I just squeeked by your ownership duration mark but few will ever be able to match your involvement and activity level on NSXPrime.
I have been travelling quite a bit and drove it quite sparingly this past winter. I tend to spend the bulk of my time in Vancouver around UBC, Kits, downtown and some of the beaches.
I have not experienced a lot of maintenance issues other than the well known window regulator obscene replacement, the unusual wear on the original rear tires and Bose amplifier rebuilds. There was also an air conditioning issue in the 1st year that was dealt with by Acura under warranty.
Do you have any old pictures that you'd be willing to share? Especially those from the early 90s.
Great thread topic!! Congratulations!!
NSXLuvr(McLaren 12C/NSX/Spec Miata/Equus/Denali XL)
Awesome pic. Marc, so glad you kept her stock, I will be returning mine to stock as well including the phat five, there is something about the original nsx.
I am amazed, and only 70 posts for as long as you been on Prime. You have seen a lot of people come and go. Congrats on your long ownership.
"Beginners can drive fast in a straight line. Mediocre drivers can master the corners, but truly advance drivers make their own lines to get ahead" -R. Takahashi-
Well it took abit of digging to come up with an old photo. In 1992 Acura invited some/most of the Canadian owners to a sponsored track event at the Seattle International Speedway with instruction from the Russel Racing Drivers School (California). 2 caveats-picture quality is poor and no laughing at the outfit!
As you noted, I have not been a very active poster on Prime. However, as I recall I was actually a member in the early 90's and somehow my username got screwed up and so I effectively reregistered under a slightly different username in 2002.
Wow that is amazing, awesome pictures. Now I want an NSX more than ever, must be a damn good car if someone owns it from new up until now. I'll have one just like that ideally, fat small wheels and all, but berlina black (though red is quite tempting).
Awesome pictures and story, Marc! Truly inspiring.
I hope you don't mind, but I sent you a friend request. I'm not an original owner, but I would be honored to be the first friend (on Prime) of an original owner.
I ♥ NSX
thats so cool.
a true "OG" ( Original Gangsta )
" A man that does not smile should not have a shop"
Awesome photos, Marc! Keep them coming!
Also, thank you for accepting my friend request. I feel special. Hope to see you at a future NSXPO.
I ♥ NSX
After 20 years of lusting for one, I bought my 91 last year. Now I see why you've kept yours so long. BTW I have a friend that is an original 91 owner but bought his in April of 91. It has over 300K on it, 100% stock and he still drives it daily. It's still in great shape too. He was the one who got me looking again after years of assuming I'd never find one. You both are an inspiration and thanks for sharing.
I bought mine in September 1990. Only 25,000 miles.
BTW, you got your NSX when you were 42. I got my first one when I was 30. I don't feel so bad for not being an original owner now.
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I ♥ NSX
Now, the World title for longest ownership is serious stuff. So before I accept also ran status, I thought I'd mention that my deposit to Acura was made on July 14th, 1990 with the car actually being delivered on February 28th, 1991. I don't think that any vehicles in Canada were actually delivered prior to December 1990.
I guess deliveries were quite a bit earlier in the US if you took possesion of yours in September 1990.
It was stock until last year with only 21,000 miles. All of the mods done in the last year. I think I gave my deposit in July of 1990.