First Production MY 2017 Acura NSX Sells at Auction for $1.2 Million

2017 Acura NSX Vin #001 Sold in Auction 4 photos
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2017 Acura NSX Vin #001 Sold in Auction2017 Acura NSX Vin #001 Sold in Auction2017 Acura NSX Vin #001 Sold in Auction
The first production Acura NSX of the 2017 Model Year was sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction for $1.2 million.
The 2017 Acura NSX's production has begun and the first ever car to leave the US factory went under the hammer. The following examples will be available for order for customers starting February 25, 2016.

The starting price in the US for an Acura NSX is $156,000 while a fully-loaded model will cost around $205,000. Customers who go for the fully-loaded car get a carbon fiber roof, carbon ceramic brakes, and more appropriate options. The second-generation Acura NSX is built only at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

The car with VIN #001 was purchased by Nascar team owner Rick Hendrick for six times more than what a fully-loaded version would have cost. The Nascar team owner will add the #001 2017 Acura NSX to his collection, held at a museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The proceeds from this sale will be donated to two charitable organizations, which will share the winning bid equally. This means that $600,000 will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and another $600,000 will go to Zac Brown's Camp Souther Ground.

The first charity serves over 28,000 children in the United States of America who are living with the diagnosis of brain tumor. Camp Southern Ground also caters to the needs of kids, focusing on those aged 7 to 17 who have both typical and special needs. So hats off to whoever chose the two charitable organizations and to the winning bidder on his generosity.

Mr. Hendrick has a thing for cars with the VIN No. 001, according to Fox News, as he also owns the first production cars of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, 2014 Corvette, and 2015 Corvette Convertible. Naturally, Mr. Hendrick's collection does not only feature this kind of vehicles, but we must admit he attained some exciting cars.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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