Rosso modelled the NSX for only about 2 years before its factory burned to
the ground. Thus these plastic models are rather rare. The NSX in
1:43 was available as a full kit and as a mostly assembled car. The
assembled version came in boxes with a clear case and black base. I have not
figured out why the gold colored cardboard boxes were labeled "Jack 1", "Jack 2"
and "Jack 3".
The body can be separated from the chassis - something that needs to be done
in order to install the engine cover - 1 of the 2 unassembled parts. Presumably,
the engine cover is left off so that the detailed engine can be shown off
through the rear hatch. The other piece that does not come assembled is the
exhaust muffler - in order for the car to be screwed on to it's base.
Rosso's method of attaching the car to the base using just one screw and
metal clips to the delicate suspension was not a very good method. Many
cars don't make a typical shipping process - ending up with broken suspension or
undercarriage components. Normally, the screw hole on the car breaks -
resulting in the car being loose in it's case - which then breaks the side
Jack 1 is a red JDM model in RHD
Jack 2 is a red LHD euro model. Headlight washers are visible on the front
Jack 3 is the Suzuka safety/pace car in red with appropriate markings and a
light bar. Interestingly, this is a LHD car.
My collection also includes the Rosso 1:43 NSX in silver and green.
The first 2 with black interiors and the green with an ivory interior.
The interior has amazing detail - quite easy and typical of plastic kits but
less common in die cast ones.