|Exterior color/Interior Color: Red/Black|
|Number of Owners: 4|
|In Snap Ring Range? (if 5spd Manual): No|
|Are you a dealer or private seller?: No|
|Location (City, State): Whitewater, WI|
|Title (clean or branded/salvage/rebuilt): Clean|
Contact: [email protected] or 262-581-5740
Maintenance History: Unknown prior to purchase. Timing belt, water pump, all coolant lines replaced after purchase.
Details: This car has a pretty great story. The first owner bought it in NV and drove it for 4 years using a low profile lawn chair because he was otherwise too tall to fit in the car. The second owner drove it for 18 years as his daily driver to work then after his son got sick he stopped driving it and it sat in his driveway for 4 years, some of that time under a tarp, some of it not. The third owner was a family friend who ended up buying it cleaning it up a little and doing some basic maintenance (brake/clutch fluid/pads/etc) and drove it as part of his 6 car fleet for 3 years. I bought it from him in April of 2021.
Without any real maintenance history I did the safety basics, changed suspension, added LED headlights, re-sealed tail lights, worked on some interior improvements, and had plans for much more but at the start of this summer the car developed an intermittent ticking on startup that went away once the car was mildly warm just from idling. Some non-NSX but high end car friends said it was probably mild piston slap and to monitor it, and it was fine for a few months. One morning in June the tick was slightly louder on start up and I turned the car off and haven't turned it back on since.
Calling SOS and a few other shops with NSX experience everyone pointed towards the onset of rod-knock. So I'm selling the car based on the assumption the motor will need a rebuild of some sort. I think the car and price are perfect for someone who has 6-8k on hand and can do the rebuild on their own, which is what I planned on doing.
I'm a lifetime Honda guy (this was my 19th) and owning this car was a decades long dream for me. But the timing of this is just bad for me as my wife and I are saving for a new house and I can either let the car sit for around two years until I have the money to fix it, or sell it and hope it goes to a good home. I've gone back and forth for months but have decided that I just don't have the money to fix it, and sitting on it for so long isn't possible.
The interior is in ok condition, the paint is in ok condition, both dealing with excess sun and 18 years of daily driving, and the price reflects that also. It has some bad road rash on the front bumper and damaged clear coat on the bumpers and roof. I haven't started in for a while but I'm sure it would start up just fine to be loaded onto a flat bed.
Parts not installed: Full prothane suspension bushing kit. Full set of Conti Extreme Contact Sport 02 never installed (ordered in June). 40k OEM suspension bought on NSX Prime. Odds and ends.
Modifications: Koni struts, Dali Racing springs (1.25" drop) H&R spacers, 25mm front, 10mm rear. Window motor world rebuilt regulators and SOS window bushing kit.
Photos: Full photos here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/p8XHZqgraBVSN3d67