1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Aluminum Sandwich

May 03, 2012

nsx rear.JPG At some point during its prior ownership, our longterm 1991 Acura NSX was sandwiched between two vehicles. Likely it was rear-ended at a stop which then nosed the car's pointy prow into the car in front of it. Doesn't appear to have been a colossal crunching. 

It's speculation on my part. Here's what I see. Beyond the earlier cues of dewey tailights and leaky trunk there's some light mottling of the paint on the wing like it's been resprayed, the decklid doesn't quite sit flush no matter how much you fiddle with the stops, and there's some crazing evident beneath the paint on the nose like it, too, has been repainted. 

None of it is terrible, but it would've been spotted by a good PPI and at minimum used as a bargaining chip. Carfaxes are helpful but don't always tell the whole story - the Carfax for this car has no accidents reported.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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