It's not often that things owned by the late Ayrton Senna come up for sale, but the seller of this black-on-black 1993 Honda NSX (aka, Acura NSX) eBay find claims it was once owned by the Formula One legend, and that he left a footprint on the factory carpet that can still be seen today. (Footprint, or vacuum lines?...)

NSX no. T000999 was given to Senna as a gift from his mentor and sponsor, Antonio de Almeida Braga, the seller claims, and it was stored at a palace near the Estoril F1 circuit in Portugal. He also was known to drive two other NSXs, a black one and a red one - the latter in which he was seen often.

The seller claims to have owned T000999, which is still in Portugal, for 17 years, and the 31,000-mile odometer indicates it was driven about 1,500 miles per year on average. Thankfully the car has been kept stock, so whoever buys it can enjoy driving it just as Senna did - that is, if the car actually is what it's claimed to be. If the story checks out, then this is one valuable NSX, which is reflected in the high minimum starting bid of 47,500 pounds ($73,620). There have been no bids at time of writing, but with nine days left in the auction, we'll be keeping our eyes on this one.

Senna is credited with improving the development of the mid-engine Honda when he told engineers after a test drive that the car needed to be more rigid. After eight months more chassis development, the car was stiffer and the suspension was finely tuned to Senna's satisfaction. The rest is history, as Honda stunned the world - and a few supercar manufacturers - soon after when it released the excellent NSX in 1990.


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      chi-town-andy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now this is the NSX the lotto winner from Minnesota should buy!
        Red-eye
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chi-town-andy
        WHY? I would buy a Lamborghini, and a 427 AC Cobra, maybe a BOSS 429 and I would have my 1970 DREAM Mustang built custom EVERY nut and bolt! Then I would need an big Benz for eveyday driving.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chi-town-andy
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        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chi-town-andy
        +1, if he's looking for an NSX, get this one. Being Senna's car is a huge bonus
          Dave
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jason
          Exactly! It'd be incredible to drive something that Senna himself helped develop, and his own personal NSX
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Never mind the Senna connection, the fact that his car hasn't been molested and tuned, makes it a rare gem on it's own. I love the look of the original NXS....still looks so much nicer than the new one.
      Vinny68
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's cool seeing one with Honda badges.
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny68
        Pretty much how they are outside of the U.S. and Hong Kong. These were the only 2 places were they badged them as Acura.
      Turbo_S60
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very nice but not for me. If I owned this I would sit in a bubble n that's not right. I want an NSX I can drive n take to open track events.
      Bobby_Sards
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just to think he drove that with God knows what supermodel in the passenger seat is really cool
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        @Bobby_Sards
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          Scott Singer
          • 1 Year Ago
          Senna had a wife in the 80's , divorced after a few years, before entering F1. She was very pretty. Ayrton had no children. He did date XuXa and Alt among other women. Worth chk'ing YouTube for vid's of Ayrton driving NSX's - he was crazy fast
          ChrisJC
          • 1 Year Ago
          He married, and quickly divorced a childhood friend when he was in his early 20s in the 80s. He did not have children. He was dating Adriane Galisteu when he died at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.
          Scott Singer
          • 1 Year Ago
          Imola is not in Sam Marino kind of a New England Patriots Boston thing or Italians doing what it takes to get a second F1 race - just happened to be reading Martin Brundle's book a week back where he writes about this. You are correct though that the San Marino G.P. takes place at Imola that is in Italty proper.
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          ACURA23CL
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ ChrisJC...Uhhhh, I'm pretty sure Senna died at Imola. O_o
      Keith Planer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wasn't that guy that just hit the lottery looking for a used nsx?
      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont need it, i can't afford it, but i want it.
      shyu0622
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome! Just watched "Senna" the other night... What a piece of history this car is!
      Cheryllyne Vaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Senna family still owns the original car.
      Red-eye
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is a nice car worth maybe $40 TOPS! I personally could careless who owned it. I never heard of the guy. If I was to buy a Shelby Cobra I would be buying the car. I could careless if was once Carrol Shelby's personal car.
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Red-eye
        "I personally could careless who owned it." The term of phrase is "couldn't care less" you silly boy.
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Red-eye
        Good thing you'll never own Carrol's car then, it'd be a big dis-service to the man if someone like you owned it.
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        @Red-eye
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      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      It'll be interesting to see how high the bidding goes - $73,620 actually seems pretty reasonable considering most of the 90's NSX's I found on autotrader are around $45k. In theory, given who owned it and his relationship to the car in particular, I could see this going for well over $100k
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had a 92 and wish that I had kept it. I sold it about eight years ago with 32,000 miles for $34,000. The way prices have been going up I could have enjoyed the car and it would have appreciated! How often does that happen? Neat car, but not a power house. The best part was not ever seeing another when you went for a drive.
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