Senna’s NSX For Sale

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By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

Formula 1 legend and three-time World Champion, Ayrton Senna’s personal Honda NSX has recently become available for purchase on Auto Trader, for the price of £500,000.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of motorsport, Senna dominated Formula One during the late 1980s and early 1990s, taking 41 race victories and securing three consecutive world titles with McLaren. Despite his tragic passing at the Imola circuit during the San Marino Grand Prix on May 1st, 1994, Senna’s legacy is far from over, particularly in his native Brazil, where he is still idolised to this day. His remarkable life story was also the feature of a biographical film released in 2010.

The Red Honda NSX, now up for sale and currently in the possession of Robert McFagan, from East Sussex, held a special place in Senna’s collection of NSX cars. It was kept at his Portuguese residence while he was in the country, and Senna himself was captured on camera washing the car in 1991. It also made an appearance in the film “Racing Is In My Blood.”

Robert McFagan, current owner of Senna’s Honda NSX said, ‘I first bought the car in 2013 during a trip to the Algarve in Portugal and have owned it ever since where it has sat proudly at my estate in East Sussex. Senna’s red NSX was given to him by Honda who he had a commercial partnership with and Senna frequently used and was photographed with the car during his stays in Portugal.

‘Being a huge Senna fan myself, I was delighted when I was able to get my hands on the NSX which was crafted to perfection and features a sleek and powerful machine to give an incredible experience on the road. It’s been a real pleasure owning what is one of the most famous cars belonging to a true sporting legend and the thrill of driving Senna’s car never goes away.’

Senna actually owned two other NSX cars—a black one he had in Brazil and another black NSX bought for him by his manager, Antonio Braga. On the 25th anniversary of Senna’s death, in 2019, the red Honda NSX was brought to the Imola circuit, where it was driven by Giancarlo Minardi in front of a packed crowd of Senna fans.

With only a select few of these models left in existence, whoever is fortunate enough to acquire this NSX will own a true piece of automotive and racing history.

Erin Baker, Editorial Director at Auto Trader added, ‘As the UK’s largest automotive marketplace for used and new cars we sell c.450,000 vehicles every day of different sizes, styles and price points and we often see cars once owned from celebrities to royalty being listed on our site. Senna’s impact on Formula One and the world of motorsport was immeasurable and Senna’s iconic Honda NSX is a chance to own a rare piece of sporting history which will no doubt turn heads and spark conversations amongst friends, family and neighbours.’

The car currently has just over 39,100 miles on the clock and was first registered in 1991.

The full listing on the Auto Trader website can be viewed online here.

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