Here at Torque we’re proud to house several departments which enable us to cover all aspects of automotive repair and restoration… When a car goes through all our departments, we end up with a stunning end result! A rather special car we supplied to a customer back in 2012 was recently offered back to us. A completely original NA1 Honda NSX-T, believed to be 1 of only 12 UK supplied cars finished in Midnight Purple Pearl. Understandably, we couldn’t resist buying it! This exceptionally rare NSX-T was first registered in 1995 (June), covering just 67,316 miles from new. Although in lovely condition, we felt this special NSX deserved to be brought back to its absolute best before placing it in the Torque GT showroom.
Dry Ice Blasting
To kick things off, the car entered Torque Bodyworks, where we treated the underbody to our Dry Ice Blasting service. This is the latest technology when it comes to car restoration. It’s a particularly effective method when removing years of built up grime or underbody treatments such as Waxoyl or underseal. The Ice Blaster accelerates 2.5 mm dry ice pellets with compressed air to over 150 m/s. The dirt freezes due to the −79 °C cold and cracks form. The dry ice pellets with their high speed can easily dissolve the dirt. Once completed, the transformation is truly impressive, restoring the underside to its former glory!
Following this, the NSX-T entered our Workshop to be given a full mechanical appraisal and overhaul. With all items sourced through Torque Parts, our skilled technicians carried out the following…
New clutch, flywheel & slave.
New cambelt, water pump & thermostat.
Valve clearances & new rocker cover gaskets.
New air filter, fuel filter, gear oil, engine oil & filter.
New Dixcel brake discs and pads.
New braided brake lines
New ABS pressure hose
A/C check & regas.
At this stage the car is mechanically perfect, so we turn our attention to the bodywork. At 28 years old, the paint was remarkably good, helped by the fact that it spent most of its life in storage. However, to get the beautiful Midnight Purple Pearl really popping it was agreed a few days in the Torque Detailing department would do wonders.
Multi-Stage Correction & Ceramic Coating
A detailed paintwork correction, plus a full ceramic coating is carried out by our professional detailer. Using Titan Coatings PX10 this micron membrane coating incorporates ultra advanced mimetic thermoset components which offer exceptionally dense reinforced matrix membrane forming abilities. This protects the paint for years to come. The results really do speak for themselves. The Midnight Purple Pearl is absolutely stunning especially in the sun. Finally sitting in the Torque GT showroom this collector grade NSX-T is available for purchase.
Please contact us for more information on our services or to discuss your requirements.