1996 Honda Integra DC1
Honda's 3rd generation Integra model was designed to be a sporty, compact, affordable, and fuel-efficient 3-door liftback. These have loads of appeal and are ideal commuters or a platform to begin your project build. This 1996 Honda Integra comes finished in Honda's beautiful Granada Black Metallic (NH-503P). The body is in great shape aside from some normal chips dings and scuffs and we wanted to note a front left fender was replaced at some point in the Integra's life. Updated with a tasteful C-West Gymkhana SPL Style front bumper, FRP side skirts, and a Mugen rear wing to complete the overall sporty and period correct aesthetic. Boasting a mere 61k verified and documented miles, this little Integra is highly collectible and in better condition compared to the high mileage stateside Acuras. Reliable, easy to own, and unapologetically iconic, this Honda is a bonafide Japanese Classic.
The cabin inside this Honda is spacious and well laid out for the driver's convenience. The interior remains true to its stock form with no modifications, although the radio was removed by the previous owner. The gauges are analog and simple to read at a quick glance so you don't have to take your eyes off the road. This DC1 comes equipped with a healthy amount of amenities such as power windows, power locks, and power folding mirrors. These all work as advertised if you plan to make this your daily driver, it'll be a breeze. The seats are upholstered in a gray cloth fabric that is soft to the touch and comfortable on long drives. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears. The door cards are in good shape with no notable rips or stains and are fully intact. The OEM radio was removed prior to our possession, which can easily be replaced with a USDM radio to your liking. The A/C blows cold and the heat is ready to rock for winter thanks to the automatic climate control system. The dual SRS airbags give the front occupants some peace of mind, and no bubbling or cracks have been noted on the dash. The carpets have held up nicely and the headliner shows no sagging or stains. The previous owner took exceptional care of this vehicle over their years of ownership, and it shows.
The beauty of this 1.6L SOHC ZC engine is its simplicity and reliability. The drivetrains produced by Honda during this era made a name for the brand internationally, and are considered the gold standard of the 1990s. Parts are still available at your local Autozone and service options are plentiful, which is important if you plan to put some miles on this thing. The ZC engine fires up with a twist of a key, thanks to a new 12v battery we installed in our shop. Mated to this feisty 4 banger is a 5-speed manual transmission. Shifts are smooth and seamless with no grinding to note. The power curve is linear to help you get to your desired speed without breaking a sweat. The brakes are responsive and do great slowing this car down to a stop when you need it, too. A new valve cover gasket and engine air filter keep the 1600 running tip-top. The suspension is forgiving going over potholes and speed bumps and doesn't throw you around like many lowered vehicles. A front and rear strut tower bar were added to this Integra to help with cornering and body roll and combine that with a set of 15" Advan Competition R17 wheels with new rubber at all corners, you'll love the back roads! The new tires will provide grip tens of thousands of miles and quiet the ride down noticeably. The steering is light and responsive and the chassis goes in whichever direction you command. Small, fuel-efficient, reliable, and fun this sporty coupe is ready for its next chapter.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.