A rare Sterling Silver 2001 NSX-T VIN 001 just sold for $90,000 USD at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. At first glance I thought that number seemed a bit low, but I soon discovered that the car was… an automatic. Here’s the full description from Barrett-Jackson:
Lot #771 – This 2001 Acura NSX-T Targa is one of 164 total built worldwide for the 2001 model year. It is one of nine total cars produced with an automatic transmission. This vehicle bears VIN 00001 and was the first NSX-T built. This Acura features the signature pop-up headlamps, which were discontinued after 2001. This aluminum-bodied supercar is powered by its original 3.0-liter V/TEC engine producing 255hp and 224 ft/lbs of torque, mated to an automatic transmission. It has a full leather interior, power heated sport seats, Acura premium audio-system with CD player and a removable Targa roof panel. It’s in great condition. Accompanying this NSX-T is the Acura accessory alarm/remote, original books and manuals, and the original compressor. A fresh service was recently performed and an invoice is included.
Is the 4-speed automatic transmission is a deal breaker? The jury on Facebook seems to think so. She’s still a beauty though!