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Old 01-02-2017, 03:22 PM
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I'm ecstatic to say that I've finally tracked down & purchased one of my personal dream cars, an original Acura Integra Type R.

For me, it had to be the classic Championship White inspired by the Honda F1 program and synonymous with Type R's. 1997 & 1998 were the only years in which this color was produced for the USA (my car is 1998 #0324). The Integra Type R is also the only Type R model ever officially brought to the USA, period.

It's anybody's guess as to how many remain in unmodified, unmolested condition. I put about 60 miles on the car yesterday, and it drives better than I could have imagined. What a car!
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:32 PM
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Until now, the only way I have been able to enjoy this car is through grainy, English-subtitled Best Motoring videos...
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:08 PM
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Very nice! Great buy

How many miles?

Congrats
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Old 01-02-2017, 05:16 PM
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Very nice. Everyone is going to think you just stuck the badges on it...but you will know its real !
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:28 PM
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Very nice! Great buy

How many miles?

Congrats
Thanks! Crossed over 60,000 miles during my driving yesterday.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:47 PM
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That's quite a find. Very cool.

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Old 01-03-2017, 06:21 AM
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When Acura was a relevant brand. Great car!
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:48 AM
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Nice find! Congrats.

I saw an Integra Type-R still left on the lot back in 2001. Yellow. I don't know why, I just remember thinking they were going to be classics.



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awesome little cars. a shame Acura has gotten away from its roots (of course, so has Honda)
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Fantastic! Miss my Supersonic Blue GSR...still would love to have a yellow Type-R. One just sold on BAT for around 34K...Finding an original one is really hard. Congrats!
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Amazing little rocket! One of the best and it's condition is excellent. Love it.

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Not so fast! Go drive the new NSX and report back, I'll be waiting. Hint: It's very, very good.
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Congratulations! Great solid cars! I had a 98 black Type R years back but moved into a CL Type S for the family. Wish I had kept the R but I can say that about many cars I have owned over the years.
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I'm ecstatic to say that I've finally tracked down & purchased one of my personal dream cars, an original Acura Integra Type R.

For me, it had to be the classic Championship White inspired by the Honda F1 program and synonymous with Type R's. 1997 & 1998 were the only years in which this color was produced for the USA (my car is 1998 #0324). The Integra Type R is also the only Type R model ever officially brought to the USA, period.

It's anybody's guess as to how many remain in unmodified, unmolested condition. I put about 60 miles on the car yesterday, and it drives better than I could have imagined. What a car!
Congrats!

If you don't mind me asking a couple questions.

Where did you find this?
How much did you pay?

I've been searching for a 98 all original in mint condition, and have had zero luck.
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Congrats!

If you don't mind me asking a couple questions.

Where did you find this?
How much did you pay?

I've been searching for a 98 all original in mint condition, and have had zero luck.
My uncle has one up here in canada that he was thinking of selling if you're interested. Not sure what he wants for it but I can ask.
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My uncle has one up here in canada that he was thinking of selling if you're interested. Not sure what he wants for it but I can ask.
That would be greatly appreciated. I'm only interested in all original in mint condition though.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:34 PM
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What a beauty! I remember reading about it in Car and Driver twenty years ago and it seems just like yesterday: 1997 Acura Integra Type R Archived Test ? Review ? Car and Driver
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