WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                January 14, 2002
                         Date of Earliest Event Reported

                           NATIONAL AUTO CREDIT, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

DELAWARE                            1-11601                34-1816760
(State or Other Jurisdiction of   (Commission           (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)      File No.)          Identification No.)

                               555 MADISON AVENUE
                                   29TH FLOOR
                               NEW YORK, NY 10022
              (Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

                                 (212) 644-1400
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

                                 NOT APPLICABLE
          (Former name of former address, if changed from last report)




         On January 14, 2002, National Auto Credit, Inc., a Delaware corporation
("NAC" or the "Company"), entered into an Agreement for Purchase and Sale of
Limited Partnership Interests (the "Agreement") with Idacorp Financial Services,
Inc., an Idaho corporation ("Idacorp Financial"), to sell NAC's limited
partnership interests (the "Limited Partnership Interests") in certain limited
partnerships (the "Partnerships") to Idacorp for an aggregate purchase price of
$2,485,000 (the "Purchase Price"). Each of the Partnerships indirectly own
housing facilities that qualify as low-income buildings entitled to income tax
credits under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Tax Credits"). The
Purchase Price was based on a number of factors including, but not limited to,
the number of units, the sales price thereof, the total tax credits, the
projected passive losses and the projected passive tax credits corresponding to
each of NAC's Interests. This purchase and sale transaction (the "Transaction")
was closed on January 15, 2001.

         Idacorp Financial is a subsidiary of IDACORP, Inc. ("IDACORP").
IDACORP's principal operating subsidiaries are Idaho Power Company (IPC) and
IDACORP Energy (IE). Idacorp Financial is in the affordable housing business and
makes other real estate investments. IPC is regulated by the FERC and the state
regulatory commissions of Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming, and is engaged in
the generation, transmission, distribution, sale and purchase of electric
energy. IPC is the parent of Idaho Energy Resources Co., a joint venturer in
Bridger Coal Company, which supplies coal to IPC's Jim Bridger generating plant.
IE is a marketer of electricity and natural gas, trading in 31 states and two
Canadian provinces. Under the terms of the Agreement, NAC agreed to convey, and
Idacorp Financial agreed to purchase, all of NAC's Limited Partnership
Interests, all as further described in Exhibit A to the Agreement. Idacorp
Financial paid NAC the Purchase Prince for NAC's interests in all Limited
Partnership Interests. The Purchase Price is allocated among the Limited
Partnership Interests as stated in Exhibit A attached to and incorporated in the

         The Agreement also provided that if any of the Tax Credits are reduced
to an amount less than the amounts stated in Exhibit A thereto or are disallowed
in whole or in part by the Internal Revenue Service, then the Purchase Price
shall be reduced by the reduced or disallowed amount. The Purchase Price was
paid in full at the Closing.

         As a condition precedent to closing the transaction, NAC sought and
obtained the prior written approval of each of the Partnerships, or the general
partner thereof, of the transfer of the Partner Interest by Seller to Buyer (the
"Partnership Approval") was obtained. The Partnership Approval included the
waiver or release of any rights or options of the Partnership and all of its
partners of any right to acquire the Limited Partnership Interest in connection
with the transfer thereof by Seller to Buyer.

         In addition, NAC agreed to obtain certain Low-Income Housing Credit
Disposition Bonds (the "Bonds") meeting the requirements of Section 42(j)(6) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, at its own expense and Idacorp
Financial agreed to reasonably cooperate


with NAC and to make best efforts to cause the respective general partners of
each of the Partnerships to provide NAC with information reasonably available to
the Partnerships that is reasonably necessary to obtain such Bonds.

         The foregoing disclosure is by its nature a summary and therefore
incomplete, and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Agreement,
a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


                  (c) Exhibits

                  10.   Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Limited Partnership


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: January 28, 2002                  NATIONAL AUTO CREDIT, INC.

                                         By:/s/ James J. McNamara
                                         James J. McNamara
                                         Chief Executive Officer