Classic Honda NSX Vs BMW M3 CSL: Which Would You Buy For $50K?


If you’ve got around £35,000 to £40,000 ($45,600-$52,000) to spend on a used car, you’re spoiled for choice. There are countless models to pick from, including icons such the Honda NSX and the BMW M3.

We stumbled upon both in SilverstoneAuctions’ lot, here and here, for the Race Retro Classic Car Sale that takes place on February 23 and 24, in Coventry, UK. The aforementioned sum is their estimated selling price – but before choosing the one over the other, let’s see the details of these specific examples.

Produced in 2004, the M3 CSL was a more track-focused version of the E46 M3. This one has 68,000 miles (109,435 km) on the clock, sports a black finish and is one of only 1,383 produced. The 3.2-liter naturally aspirated inline-six makrd 360 PS (355 hp / 265 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque and comes solely with a six-speed SMG automated manual transmission.

According to the auction house, the M3 is accompanied by a comprehensive service history, original book pack, sales brochure and a fresh MoT.

As for the classic NSX, it was manufactured in 1991, but no more details are offered. The first-generation Japanese sports car looks just about ready to hit the road, too, and features a red paint over a black interior.

Anyone interested in either of the two (or perhaps both?) should bear in mind that they’re right-hand drive.

We’d mostly be tempted stick to the NSX, if it’s in good overall condition, as maintenance can be a pain. Then again, it’s hard to say no to a hardcore M3… Which one would you take home?

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Classic Honda NSX Vs BMW M3 CSL: Which Would You Buy For $50K?