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author photo by Doug DeMuro February 2016
  • First Acura NSX sold to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick
  • Hendrick paid $1.2 million for the car at a Barrett-Jackson charity auction
  • The production-ready NSX will reach dealers this spring, priced from around $160,000

The very first 2017 Acura NSX has officially found a buyer: NASCAR team owner and car collector Rick Hendrick, who paid $1.2 million for the vehicle at a Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson charity auction last week.

Hendrick, who owns several automobile dealerships, including an Acura dealer, purchased NSX VIN 001 -- the first production model off the assembly line. Splitting the proceeds from the charity sale are the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and musician Zac Brown's Camp Southern Ground, which will each take an equal share.

Interestingly, this isn't Hendrick's first big-money charity auction purchase of an early-production model. The NASCAR team owner also bought VIN 001 of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2011 Camaro convertible, the 2015 Corvette and the 2015 Corvette convertible, among others. He paid $400,000 to secure the first 2015 Corvette.

Although Hendrick hasn't announced what he plans to do with the first NSX, the car could end up in his Charlotte, North Carolina-based automobile museum, dubbed the Hendrick Motorsports Museum. The museum is located a mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway on the grounds of his NASCAR team facility.

For the rest of us -- who will have to wait like mere mortals until the NSX goes on sale in order to have our chance to buy one -- Acura says that it's finally coming soon; it will begin to reach dealers this spring with a base price of around $160,000 before options.

What it means to you: With VIN 001 already sold, the 2017 Acura NSX gets one step closer to finally reaching dealerships.

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First 2017 Acura NSX Sells for $1.2 Million to NASCAR Team Owner Rick Hendrick - Autotrader