[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] The classic Japanese sports cars of the 90s are definitely sought-after in the North American market. There are constantly emerging models in the original state with few mileage and excellent color. You can see the first two in “Fast and Furious” The Ministry has made great contributions to the popularity of these Japanese sports cars. Of course, these classic Japanese sports cars in excellent condition have one thing in common-expensive!
In addition to popular models such as Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline GT-R and Mazda RX-7, the prices of many Japanese performance cars are also steadily increasing in the North American market. Recently, an Acura Integra Type R (DC2) was sold for a staggering US$82,000 (approximately 584,000 yuan), a refresh of the same model with a 27,000-mile model in June 2018 for US$66,500 (approximately 47.4 yuan). Ten thousand yuan) transaction price.
The reason why this Integra Type R was able to refresh the previous transaction price is directly related to the fact that it only drove 6,190 miles (about 9,962 kilometers). In addition, this Honda performance car is also a fairly rare model in North America. The 1997 Integra Type R produced only 320 units that year, while the Acura Integra Type R only sold 3823 units from 1997 to 2001. . It was originally labeled as rare and expensive. In addition, the original owner cherished the car so much. It was only reasonable for the car to be sold as a wealth management product in the garage for more than ten years. It was also reasonable to be madly bidding by Honda's diehards.
This Acura Integra Type R uses the best-selling and most classic Type R champion white color scheme of the year. This color scheme is only available for models produced in 1997 and 1998. Except for some small scratches on the rear bumper, the appearance of the whole car looks no different from the new car. This car only drove 1,000 miles (approximately 1,610 kilometers) before 2004. However, due to the long period of time, the original owner replaced the car with new tires in July last year, as well as new water pumps and tensioners. After waiting for the powertrain parts, we also did a routine maintenance for this car.
Acura Integra Type R is equipped with a 1.8L VTEC inline four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine code-named B18C, with a maximum power of 198 horsepower and a maximum torque of 176N·m. It uses a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition, the Integra Type R is also equipped with a Helica limited slip differential. . This car set a record for the power per liter of a naturally aspirated engine produced in the United States. The 110 hp per liter was not broken until the birth of the S2000 (121 hp per liter).
Lightweight is a feature that the Type R series has been pursuing. In order to reduce the weight of this car, the sunroof, vanity mirror, cruise control and rear wiper on the standard version of the Integra did not appear on the Integra Type R. Therefore, Integra Type R has successfully “weighted down” 42 kg compared with Integra GS-R. Even if Integra Type R has many advantages in one, it takes a lot of money and great feelings to put it into action at a cost of 82,000 US dollars. Perhaps in the near future, this wealth management product may exceed the 5-digit transaction price mark. (The picture comes from Li Haopeng, the home of the network car)