The value of the first-gen Honda NXS in the used car market keeps on rising, but there is a chance of getting a cut-price offer, as long as you don’t mind the extensive visual modifications by Japanese tuner VeilSide. The pictured NSX with the rather unusual bodykit is listed for sale in Sweden for kr 650,000 ($58,773), while the initial price was kr 699,000 ($63,201).
The vehicle is offered by Stockholm-based car dealer Custom Car Sthlm AB. According to the listing on Blocket, it is based on a pre-facelifted NSX from 1991 that has only traveled 12,780 km (7,941 miles) since it left the dealership.
VeilSide’s bodykit is not limited to a set of bumpers, as the tuner is known for going over the top when it comes to redesigned body panels. The front end sports a deeper bumper, a vented bonnet and a new pair of fender-mounted headlights with carbon-fiber housings replacing the popup units of the original. Both the front and the rear fenders are wider than stock, with new side sills integrating additional intakes. This specific example comes fitted with an aftermarket set of turbine-style alloy wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the back.
The rear end of the VeilSide NSX is the most controversial, sacrificing the signature full-width taillights for quad round units seemingly sourced from a Ferrari 360 Modena. The rear deck is also heavily altered including the “floating” rear wing, while the bumper is full of horizontal slits. The final touch is the custom center-mounted dual exhaust pipes. The car was repainted in 2021 in its original red color which is why it looks so shiny in the photos.
Moving inside, there is plenty of carbon fiber on the rather empty center console and a heavy dose of Alcantara on the dashboard, roof, and door cards. There is also a pair of leather-wrapped bucket seats, a digital instrument cluster sourced from a Honda S2000, and a quick-release Momo steering wheel.
The mid-mounted naturally aspirated 3.0-liter V6 VTEC engine that lies under the special cover is producing an estimated 300 hp, which is slightly more than the stock figure of 270 hp (202 kW / 275 PS). The engine has gone through a recent service including a new cam belt, water pump, fluids, and more. Finally, the suspension has been upgraded with BC Racing coilovers.
A similar yellow-painted VeilSide Acura NSX was sold last year in the US for $84,900, so it is surprising that the model has been listed for more than two months without a buyer, resulting in this cut-price offering. Would you invest in a modified NSX or opt for a completely stock example of the iconic Japanese sportscar at a higher price?