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23 April 24 Press releases

F1 Legend Ayrton Senna's rare Honda NSX goes on sale on Auto Trader for £500k


  • Red Honda NSX is Senna’s most famous car which was registered in 1991
  • Auto Trader exclusively chosen by owner Robert McFagan to sell vehicle which follows on from other celebrity cars appearing on the marketplace including the late Queen Elizabeth II and David Beckham
  • Senna was regularly photographed with the NSX whilst he stayed in Portugal and the car featured in the Senna film ‘Racing is in my Blood’ released in 1992
  • The car features a powerful engine, responsive handling and aerodynamic design


F1 Legend and three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna’s personal Honda NSX has gone up on sale this week on the UK’s largest automotive marketplace Auto Trader for a whopping half a million pounds.

Considered one of the sport’s greatest drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna dominated the Formula One scene in the late 80s and early 90s, winning a total of 41 races and achieved a hattrick of world titles with McLaren. Senna tragically lost his life at Imola during the San Marino Grand Prix on May 1st 1994 however his legacy continues to live on, with many in his home country of Brazil still adoring him and a critically acclaimed film depicting his life being released in 2010.

Senna’s red Honda NSX which has just gone up on sale and currently owned by Robert McFagan from East Sussex, is the Brazilian icon’s most famous NSX cars that he owned as this was kept at his Portuguese home whilst he was in the country and he was photographed washing the car in 1991. The red NSX also featured in the film “Racing is in my Blood” which showed Senna lighting up the back wheels with a wheel spin. Senna also owned two other NSX cars, a personal one in black in Brazil and another black NSX purchased for him by his manager Antonio Braga. As part of the 25th anniversary of Senna’s tragic passing in 2019, the red Honda NSX was taken to the Imola circuit and driven by Giancarlo Minardi in front of a packed out venue of Senna fans.

Built for speed and precision, the NSX boasts a powerful engine, responsive handling, aerodynamic design and delivers an exhilarating driving experience for those getting behind the wheel.

Only a handful of these models are currently in existence and so the lucky buyer of Senna’s red NSX will have a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive and racing history. 

Robert McFagan, current owner of Senna’s Honda NSX commented, ‘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.’

"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."

Key spokesperson

Erin Baker

Auto Trader’s Editorial Director


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

The full listing being sold by Robert McFagan on the Auto Trader website can be viewed online here:

With the largest number of car buyers and the largest choice of trusted stock, Auto Trader’s marketplace sits at the heart of the UK car buying process. That marketplace is built on an industry-leading technology and data platform, which is increasingly used across the automotive industry.

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