Man, this week it seems the ghost of Ayrton Senna is haunting the auto world.
After Evo Magazine discussing his win at the 1984 Nurburgring one-make race in a 190E, now we're confronted with another Senna-related story.
It turns out that one eBay seller's listing for a 1993 Honda NSX for chassis number 000999 cites the world famous driver as the original owner of the NSX. According the narrative weaved by the seller, Senna actually had access to three NSXs — one in Quinta do Lago in Portugal, this one in Sinatra near the Estoril circuit, and another in Brazil. Chassis 000999 was gifted to Senna by his sponsor Antonio de Almeida Braga.
It seems that this could be a realistic possibility but things get weird in the listing when the seller claims Senna's footprint was left in the floormat Even if this were true I don't think this would actually increase the vehicle's value.
To me it's like saying that a bag containing french fries had a grease stain in the shape of the Virgin Mary, but that's one man's perspective.
Maybe Minnesota-based Powerball winner, Paul White, should look at THIS NSX?
That said, caveat emptor, Spies!
Ayrton Senna had 3 Honda NSX at his disposal. A red one in Quinta do Lago, in the south of Portugal in his Villa, lent to him by the Honda Motor Company. A black one chassis nº 000999, bought for him especially by Mr Antonio de Almeida Braga a.k.a "Braguinha" (personal mentor and sponsor) in a palace in Sintra near the Estoril circuit, mentioned in Adrianne Galisteu's book (pages 25 and 86), and the other black one in S. Paulo Brasil. The one from Sintra I have owned for 17 years, is hardly used, has 31.000 miles, and is completely original with carpets used by Senna, the last time he drove it, inclusive of his foot print. I have now decided to put it for sell for the first time ever and tell it's history.