Noble Automotive Ltd. first opened its doors in 1999 in Leicester England. Its founder Lee Noble wanted to produce a more affordable rear engine, rear-wheel drive sports car. Their first offering was the M10 which had slightly quirky styling but backed it up with solid performance numbers. The M10 was quickly replaced by the upgraded and better-styled M12 in 2000. The M12 sold fairly well for a small manufacturer but as could be expected, customers wanted an even faster and rawer version. Much to the delight of the public, in 2004 Noble released the M400 which was a more track-oriented version of the M12. With 425 BHP and a curb weight of just 2337 lbs, the M400 was able to achieve a power-to-weight ratio of 400 bhp/ton, which is where the name comes from. Power for the M400 came from heavily worked twin-turbo 3.0L V6 Ford Duratec engine. This massaged power plant was able to propel the little Nobel 0-60 MPH in 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 187 MPH. Manufacturing rights for Noble cars were eventually sold to 1G racing in Ohio. Although it never received the accolades that some of its more famous supercar brethren achieved, the Noble M400 remains a rare and desirable way to enter supercar ownership without breaking the bank.
This particular Noble M400, Factory VIN NUS0185 (PA issued Vin number 5W123124PA, on title), was purchased by the current owner new on 12/4/2006 from 1G racing in Ross, Ohio. It was finished in Titanium metallic paint with a black interior. It was also upgraded with Factory Air Conditioning at the time of order. The car currently has 3,000 miles and is immaculate condition. The current and only owner was an avid collector and enthusiast who traded an 04 Noble M12 GTO3R only to upgrade! He took extremely good care of the M400 on offer, avoiding adverse driving conditions completely and never allowing the car to touch the track, and very cool-down conscious after spirited use. Not much maintenance has been needed as the car currently has such low mileage but all basic things such as oil changes were done fastidiously by the owner. The car is completely stock with the exception of an upgraded blow off valve and a larger intercooler, both installed flawlessly. The only other issue of note is that the rotors are currently warped but the owner is including a new set of $2200 AP Racing grooved rotors with the car. Otherwise the car received new tires as of May 1st 2018 and as such they have only 50 or so miles on them. The tires were replaced only because of age not wear. More recently as well as a radiator replacement due to a leak. All utilizing correct manufacturer recommended replacements. This particular M400 has seen minimal usage and it truly shows as the car remains in impeccable condition. The M400 is a true car lovers supercar, shunning the overhyped branding in order to provide an outstanding ride and phenomenal bang for the buck. This car is sure to turn heads wherever you go and be the talk of any car related event but where its truly at home is the open road where it can be pointed through twisting turns with lightning precision and rocket ship like speed, sure to leave an enormous smile on whoever climbs behind the wheel. Included with the car are a new set of AP Racing grooved brake rotors and the original tires.
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