A very special black Honda NSX has just been set for bidding from Silverstone Auctions. This particular NSX was originally purchased by Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga, a close personal friend, manager, and mentor of Senna, for the driver to use when he visited his home in Portugal. The car will go under the gavel on February 22-23, 2014.
It is widely known that Ayrton Senna, arguably the greatest Formula One driver of all time, had a hand in the development of the original Honda NSX back in the late 1980s.
After Senna's death at the Imola race track on May 1, 1994, the car had remained in the garage at Braga's home where it was not allowed to be touched or driven by anyone. After two years it was eventually sold to a buyer who kept it only a short time before being purchased by the current owner seventeen years ago.
“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,” said Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions.
The black Honda NSX has a black interior with just 51,177 kilometers on the odometer. When ordering the car, Braga made sure that the NSX was identical to Senna's NSX with his family Brazil.
This NSX is expected to be offered from GBP 75,000 to 85,000, or PHP 5.616 million to 6.365 million.