Silverstone Auctions lists 1992 Honda NSX – Ex Ayrton Senna

A 1992 Honda NSX driven by Ayrton Senna is listed for Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro & Classic Car Sale on 22nd and 23rd of February. This Honda was originally bought by Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga, his friend, manager and mentor of Senna, for the driver to use when he visited him in Sintra, Portugal north of Lisbon.

Senna had another red NSX kept at his villa in the Algarve. Antonia Braga ordered the same spec car that Ayrton had, as Senna would be endorsing his Honda contract by commuting in the NSX. Senna was gifted an NSX and had the use of 2 others when in Portugal.

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2 years later it was sold to a buyer who had possession for a short time before being purchased by the current owner 17 years ago. The black car with a black leather interior, and manual gearbox has covered just 31,800 miles, and is being offered with an estimate of between £75,000 to £85,000.

The car is an embodiment of multiple important highlights. 2014 ushers in Senna’s 20th death anniversary. Next year marks the 25th anniversary of its introduction. Ayrton Senna was personally involved NSX development as Honda was then supplying engines to the McLaren F1 team, a partnership that si back in place for the 2015 season. Most notably, Senna was involved in stiffening of the aluminium monocoque – a production car first

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions said, “Very rarely does a car with such pedigree and provenance come to market, especially with such a powerful and personal link to arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time, and as such, we’re incredibly excited to offer it for auction.”

Nick added: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer another item so closely linked to Aryton Senna. Over the past few years we’ve been privileged to offer race suits, helmets and signed photographs amongst other pieces connected to him as well as other F1 drivers such as Fangio and James Hunt.”

Car specs: Registration: 41-02-AO
Chassis Number: JHMNA1500T000999
Engine Number: C30A3-1000807
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2997cc
Year of Manufacture: 1992

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