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1997 NSX-T Black/Black 6-Speed 144000 JH4NA2167VT000017

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Car Information
Year:
1997
Type:
NSX-T
Transmission:
6-Speed
Exterior color:
Black
Interior color:
Black
Odometer:
144000
VIN:
JH4NA2167VT000017
Price:
60,000

Car History
Title History:
Current title is clean. No known branded title history.
Accidents:
No
Owners:
5

Seller Information
Dealer:
No
Location:
Kelowna BC Canada
Contact:
[email protected]

Maintenance Information
Vehicle currently needs nothing, is 100% turnkey.

Details
This car has traded hands on Prime three times before, previous for sale ads can be found below;


2012 - http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...NA2167VT000017


2015 - http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...bo-02-05-front


2016
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showt...lack-Black-6-Speed-138000-M-JH4NA2167VT000017


Reason for sale is that I would like to make the jump to the GT Porsche world. Letting go of this car is something I'm sure I will regret but would position me best to take advantage of future opportunities.

**Please do not ask me to sell you parts of this car, this is not a part out thread**


For American buyers, know that this car will most likely be subject to duties on import even though it has already been subject to duties in the past. (I do have a copy of the old WA title)


Import costs are approximately: Duties $1500, Enclosed Shipping $2000, and Import Fees and Broker $800.


Chassis Summary:


Clean Carproof/Carfax, no evidence on the chassis of any collisions or damage.


*The second owner noted that during his ownership “Tire dealer bumped car in stack of tires putting a small crack in front bumper and a wave in both front fenders.” There is no claim on record for this incident.


*when I went to view this car/finalize payment it unfortunately was backed into by a truck with trailer hitch, scratching the front bumper only. previous seller had repaired prior to car shipping to me. This was handled privately. No record on title


There are no signs of impact or damage to the chassis of the car.


Exterior Summary:


Previously this car had been subject to an 02+ front end conversion. Previous seller returned to pop-ups for a more period correct look original to the car. The was completed with impressive attention to detail re-welding in all headlight supports and painting in brilliant black


The exterior is in exceptional condition as the majority of the car was repainted over the winter of 2016 by Royal Autobody in Edmonton Alberta – price tag was significantly north of 10K for labor alone. The quality of the work is basically OEM. The only panels which retain the original OEM paint is the targa roof and windshield surround.


Potential buyers would be making a mistake if they were turned off by the re-paint, the work is exceptional.


Interior Summary:


Similar to the exterior, the interior went through a restoration over the winter where any worn parts were replaced or refurbished. The most significant change was the conversion from Tan to Black, most of which was done with BNIB OEM Acura Parts. The Seats and Door Panels were reupholstered with materials from Interior Innovations, used carpet was sourced. I believe around 5000$ on new OEM interior parts alone. The interior shows exceptionally well, the A/C blows ice cold, and for a 20 year old Acura it’s surprisingly free of squeaks and rattles.


Drivetrain Summary:


Well, it makes power. You don’t realize just how slow the OEM drivetrain is until you drive around in a booster NSX for a while :s


Compression test performed on 25-July-2019, 165PSI across all six cylinders, cylinder #2 came up a little slower, if the rest made 165PSI after 5 cranks, cylinder #2 would have been around 155PSI after 5 cranks. Overall, the engine and transmission seems to be very healthy, there are no leaks of any kind.


At this same service the timing belt was changed, valves adjusted, water pump replaced. The drivetrain has somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000miles but I chose to do this as its been 9yrs since the build was completed by SoS and to give future buyers piece of mind


Quirks and Negatives:


A Pillar interior trim is bubbling, these are discontinued so I was not able to replace them with BNIB parts, I basically forgot to send them to the upholstery shop, this is a common issue on NSX’s.


Coating on the clam shell is sun baked, again, common problem on NSX's. You can strip the clamshell and repaint if you so desire.. or you can remove it etc. Personally I don't really notice or mind it.


The SOS 6 puck clutch is well… a 6 puck clutch, it’s a bit chattery.
Probably my single largest investment in this car was removing the AEM series 2 and converting to an AEM infinity. This was completed using the SoS kit. Vehicle was tuned to ~415whp with all safety's in place. Ie: overboost, Overheat protection on oil, water, AIT as well as low oil pressure


Turbo exhibits extremely minor blow-by, the only time this is experienced now is on uphill acceleration, I have added a new pump, smaller inline restrictor and a turbo sump (similar to what you would see on a turbo 911). Id be happy to discuss this further in depth with a potential buyer as I spent significant time investigating.

Passenger window is a bit slow - I have a spare regulator but this may just be a track alignment/grease issue. Time dependent I will likely get this sorted


Modifications


Exterior:
- NSX-R Door Badges
- Downforce 02+ OEM Style Side Skirts
- Downforce 02+ OEM Style Rear Diffuser
- 02+ OEM Tail Lights
- 02+ OEM Side Vents
- OEM Front Lip + 1 spare BNIB OEM Front Lip will be provided


Interior:
- Interior innovations Leather Seat Covers
- Interior Innovations Leather Door Panel Inserts
- HVAC controls rebuilt by BrianK
- 02+ OEM UK Spec Blue Face Gauge Cluster w/ 33XXX Miles (original cluster included)
- OEM Zanardi Mats
- 02+ OEM BOSE Head Unit w/ pre 02+ knobs, silver 02+ knobs included in sale (Expensive unit these days, fully functioning if you wanted to go back to BOSE setup)
- Hidden Bluetooth Stereo in OEM sub enclosure, this is hooked up to two aftermarket door speakers, the OEM Bose Head Unit is just for OEM look/illumination.
- SOS NSX-R style shift knob
- **Currently have a 2010 leather and alcantara pole position with NSXR belts in place for the drivers seat. The OEM seat is covered in my crawl space. Price can be negotiated if buyer wants this item left out


Suspension and Wheels:
- Tein RE Circuit Master Coilovers
- SOS Toe Links
- SOS Front Suspension Clamps
- SOS Non-Compliance Rear Beam Bushings
- SOS Steering Rack Bushings
- Spoon calipers powdercoated gold in front
- Winmax W2 all around
- goodridge stainless lines
- Stoptech slotted and cryotreated rotors
- 18x9.5 +45 and 17x8 +35 Desmond Regamasters with Desmond Center Caps and Valve Stems
- Advan Neova AD08R 265/35/18 and 215/40/17 (New)
- 15MM H&R Track Wheel Spacer in rear
- Replaced front drivers outer tie rod and performed alignment 1-Jul-2016


- I also have the original chrome blade OEM wheels with what I believe are original tires. These have never been on the car in my tenure but are available.
- I also have a set of 17x8 +33 and 18x9.5+38 Volk Ce28 in bronze with the same ADO8R and tire sizes as the Regas.


All 3 - sets of wheels will be included for full asking price


Drivetrain:
- 415 WHP 350WTQ @ 14psi 91 octane
- Science of Speed Stage 1 forged Long Block (17k miles) w/ forged 9.0:1 pistons, floating pin rods, blueprinted, MLS headgasket, ARP headstuds, competition valve job
- Science of Speed Sport 425 Race clutch + flywheel
- Garrett GTX3076R Single Turbo (Modified AP-X Kit)
- AP-X Air to Air Intercooler and Piping
- Tial 50mm Blow off valve and *New* Tial 46mm External Wastegate
- Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
- Walboro 255lph fuel pump
- AEM Series 2 EMS
- AEM Wideband O2 Sensor
- Borla Muffler with twin tips
- Also had a straight pipe exhaust fabricated for off of turbo to a single exit. Exhaust can be swapped back and forth (single v band and 1 bolt)
- Additional heat shielding added above turbo. Press bent stainless with gold heat shielding applied
- There are additional supporting components for the turbo such as the SOS Catch Can, Scavenge Pump for Oil Return, Boost Solenoid, methanol injection in the tool kit area hidden under trunk carpet.

This car can certainly make more power, and indeed it has in the past. But this level of tune strikes a good balance for me


I strive for full disclosure on car sales, if anyone has any questions feel free to email/PM and I will update this post with responses for all to see. Detailed photo album here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=12eL_azWivIU4SDZ2hyQ1fQicuJrsAnuZ
 

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