Scott Lear
Scott Lear
9/2/21 10:16 a.m.

Racers make up a small portion of the buying public, so it’s rare that we get personalized treatment in the form of a special-edition car that’s truly suited to our needs. A few marques with a deep legacy of racing—think Porsche and Ferrari—do offer special production-based …

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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UberDork
9/2/21 10:36 a.m.

It should say bring $70,000-$110,000 and then get a nice type R 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/2/21 11:03 a.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

It should say bring $70,000-$110,000 and then get a nice type R 

Yeah, these are WAY out of reach for the normal folk like me.

 

calteg
calteg Dork
9/2/21 11:37 a.m.

Really wish I hadn't sold mine, though being (justifiably) paranoid it would get stolen every time I parked it got old pretty fast.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress HalfDork
9/6/21 2:42 p.m.

I'm looking for something with a backseat and investigated these briefly. Too raw and damn those prices are going up...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/7/21 1:28 p.m.

Back in the day, we had a '97 Type R as our press car in 1998. So I called Honda and asked if we could buy it, figuring that its time in the press pool was coming to an end. Nope, I was told. In fact, it might have been a crusher. Somewhere I believe that I have a photo of its number plate. I should look for it. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/7/21 1:56 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress :

I don't know if this helps at all, but you could get a four-door version in Japan. At least one lives stateside and is for sale:

https://www.importavehicle.com/vehicles/545/1996-honda-integra-type-r

At that price, though, I think you might be better off spending that sort of coin on something else.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress HalfDork
10/26/21 11:58 a.m.

Just saw an Ebay auction that might set the current floor price for these. 1998 with a phoenix yellow paint job over some fast-n-furious body modifications done in metal. Carfax shows both accident damage and salvage title from vandalism (theft?). No pics of the engine/transmission but seller claims original and running well. Interior looks mostly original and in pretty good shape.

A stolen/wrecked/repainted and furiously modified Type R with ripped out radio may no longer be original, but somehow seems more authentic than a garage queen.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274995113301?hash=item4006fc6d55:g:Kr4AAOSwulZhciC-

Image 21 - 1998 Acura Integra TYPE-R

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress HalfDork
10/29/21 12:00 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress :

Looks like it sold for $12.5k. I'd say that keeps the dream is alive for somebody that wants one of these...if they can get past the bodywork.

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
10/29/21 12:27 p.m.

There are $25,000 drivers out there and $10,000 basket cases but we hear about the $100,000 museum pieces. I still say a $4000 gsr is 90% as good... 

Unpopular opinion... A lot of the ITR magic is in the story 

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress HalfDork
10/29/21 12:38 p.m.

In reply to Byrneon27 :

Agreed. People will pay bonkers money for "the best" but will ignore something that is 90% as good for 10% of the price.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/29/21 4:40 p.m.
Byrneon27 said:

There are $25,000 drivers out there and $10,000 basket cases but we hear about the $100,000 museum pieces. I still say a $4000 gsr is 90% as good... 

Unpopular opinion... A lot of the ITR magic is in the story 

Where is a $4000 GSR? I don't remember them ever being that cheap.

 

Not that I'd want one.  Way too worried about finding an Acura-shaped bare spot where my car used to be.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider UltraDork
10/29/21 4:45 p.m.

I bought mine for 6K a couple years ago. That is about the basement for a good GSR. 

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
10/29/21 6:26 p.m.

I've spent $4500 between 2 in the last 12 months... 

 

Both super straight and rust free both with rough clover green paint.

01 leather interior 300k at purchase coilovers, wheels, intake. GF was driving it until she bought her E90. $3000

99 leather interior 75k at purchase, cut springs, questionable turbo setup, vaguely built engine, crap tune, tree branch through windshield $1500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
10/29/21 6:32 p.m.
Shaun
Shaun Dork
11/7/21 1:04 p.m.

I have always loved the US front end with the small round headlights-  I'm apparently the only Honda enthusiast that is of that opinion and swapping the front over to the Japanese rectangular headlights is a thing. 

pcorad01
pcorad01 New Reader
11/7/21 1:21 p.m.

Drive it like you stole it. Because it either was or will be. 

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
11/7/21 8:37 p.m.
Shaun said:

I have always loved the US front end with the small round headlights-  I'm apparently the only Honda enthusiast that is of that opinion and swapping the front over to the Japanese rectangular headlights is a thing. 

Another one!!!! Woooooot. Both Honda enthusiasts in this house are round eye fans

aw614
aw614 Reader
11/8/21 7:40 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Back in the day, we had a '97 Type R as our press car in 1998. So I called Honda and asked if we could buy it, figuring that its time in the press pool was coming to an end. Nope, I was told. In fact, it might have been a crusher. Somewhere I believe that I have a photo of its number plate. I should look for it. 

Oddly enough Honda did use an RS as a press car for a while too that somehow made it out without being crushed.

https://honda-tech.com/forums/acura-integra-type-r-8/1996-usdm-itr-acura-press-vehicle-2533692/

Reading the guide, I did not realize the timing belt interval used to be 60k miles vs 100k. Curious what people's experiences were with changing at 100k. 

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress HalfDork
11/8/21 8:03 p.m.

In reply to aw614 :

That thread is a pretty wild ride. 

I assume most (but maybe not all?) of these cars are now having their belts changed based on time and not miles. 

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