1996 Honda Integra Type-R
Honda's Integra Type-R was only sold as a two-door stateside, and is considered the pinnacle of FWD performance to many enthusiasts. Lighter, stiffer, and more powerful this trim level is iconic among the die-hards. Japanese consumers could even choose a four-door version of the car, which is much more practical and just as fun to drive. This 1996 Honda Integra Type R is finished in a stunning Vogue Silver Metallic (NH-583M) and sits on freshly powder-coated set OEM alloys. The body is in good shape with the exception of a few rock chips and scuffs, which are expected from a car of this age. Notable repairs over the course of this Integra's life include replacement of the rear trunk and taillight panel and both passenger side doors. Recently serviced, this revvy sedan has been legally imported and is turn-key ready to be enjoyed. Touting world-class handling, punchy acceleration, and nearly perfect ergonomics it's easy to see why this is one of the most collectible Japanese Classics of all time!
The interior of this spacious cabin is tidy and in good overall condition. The dash shows no signs of cracking or distortion and the material has stood the test of time so far. The Recaro seats are fitted with Alcantara upholstery and are soft to the touch, and look upscale. They keep the front occupants from sloshing around in the cabin and they lack any major rips, stains, or tears. The rear seats look hardly used. The door cards and the headliner are intact showing no signs of sagging or stains. Power windows, locks, and mirrors are working properly and make daily driving much more convenient. Automatic climate control is standard and the A/C works great and is blowing ice cold. The heat is on standby for the upcoming winter if you plan to use this hatchback year-round. Directly below those controls is a Carrozzeria headunit that functions as it should. We have no idea why you'd want to listen to tunes over the VTEC equipped B18, but that's your call as the next owner. The carpets are all in good shape and we even have the factory mats in the trunk ready for the next owner.
The engine fitted underneath the hood bonnet is a 1.8L DOHC VTEC B18C. Engineered with a higher compression ratio, enhanced 8,600 redline, and 197hp, this hand-assembled engine is a real gem. Its starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery and is fresh off an oil and filter service. The four-banger sounds especially crisp thanks to a Mugen catback exhaust. Due to the cluster being changed this one is offered with unknown mileage on the chassis, but she pulls strong and feels fresh. Our trained technicians have also replaced the valve cover gasket and taken care of an oil pan leak to ensure this Honda stays running well. Paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, the driver has ultimate control of this chassis. The gearbox shifts seamlessly and is communicative. Power is sent to the front wheels and acceleration is as good as it gets for a Honda. The standard helical LSD aids corner exit speeds if you enjoy spirited drives through the twisties. The handling is above average compared to other vehicles we sell, and this one rides on OEM suspension. It's nearing the end of its life but still does its job and is safe to use daily. The steering feedback is top-notch and tough little Type R corners flat and predictably. The brakes are responsive and the alloys are all wrapped in new rubber at all four corners. These tires will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and deliver premium year-round grip.
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