Is This 1997 Honda Integra Type R Really Worth $45,000?

This 1997 Honda Integra Type R may wear Acura badges and be registered as an Acura but in reality, it is a Honda. As such, we will refer to it as a Honda, a very expensive one at that.

Any Honda fanboy will know that the DC2-generation Integra is one of the most desirable vehicles from the automaker’s golden age of performance cars in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Introduced in 1995 to the Japanese market, the Integra Type R pushed the boundaries of what front-wheel drive cars could do. In fact, it is still considered one of the best handling front-wheel drive vehicles ever produced.

Those in the United States got their first taste of the DC2R in 1997 where production was limited to just 320 examples. This particular Type R from Boyko Motors is number 35 of those 320 and currently has a sky high asking price of $44,900.

Is it worth that much? Well, depending on who you are, maybe, maybe not. Prices for the DC2 Type R have been steadily increasing over recent years as enthusiasts realize just how special it is. Additionally, the young people that owned, or dreamed of owning, Type Rs when they were new now have money and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

This Type R is finished in the extremely desirable Championship White paint and has only ever been driven 14,423 miles. It looks to be in immaculate condition and certainly has a lot more history than a brand new Civic Type R, for example.

Does anyone have a spare $45,000 lying around? I’m sold.

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  • Honda NSX-R

    I’d pay that much for the prettier JDM version.

    • Well I think USDM car would be interesting, unique details, smaller production and all.

  • LJ

    As a Mustang driver, these fuckers and their Civic SI cousins would buzz around you like annoying little gnats, their fart cans blurping out horrible sounds. Hated these cars.

    • LWOAP

      And that’s the exact reason why so many people called Hondas ricers. I like these cars but I don’t blame you for feeling the way that you do. I’d be annoyed too if I had to put up with that.

      • LJ

        I guess to be fair, it was probably the drivers, not the cars, that were to blame. I respected the cars for what they were, but most of the drivers I encountered thought they were driving full on race cars, not the “kinda quick” economy cars that they were.

        • fgclolz

          Yep, gotta appreciate the cars for what they are/were but the pretentiousness that surround them and the people who drive them are appalling.

        • LWOAP

          Yeah, that does irritate me as well but its something I’ve learned to get used to. That’s why I tend to focus on the cars themselves and not the people driving it.

    • Dr Strangefingger

      I hated these cars too.

  • Six Thousand Times

    They’re pretty hard to find unthrashed. 45 large seems steep but not ridiculously so.

  • Bo Hanan

    Why not buy the new one???
    I mean a Hyundai Accent will run with this now.

  • Rocket

    It’s only worth it if there’s an emotional factor for the buyer. The hardware isn’t worth that much.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    In a word: NO.

    I said this as a fan of the brand and of several iconic models, including this one that made me have night headaches of love in its own time. It’s worth maybe 30k adding up a good 15k of old patina, good conditions etc. For the rest it’s not a rare car in the real meaning of the term, it’s rather a SELDOM bought one in its age because a pretty dedicated model for a specific niche of customers (high revs on a FWD car at a reasonable price and virtual unlimited tuning options).


  • Kate E

    Probably worth like $3K max

  • Liam Paul

    lol who in their right minds would pay 45k for this, the most this poj is worth is maybe 10k

  • Infinite1

    It’s a nice car but for 45k, I’d rather have the new Type R Civic, STI, Focus RS, or the Golf R and still save money on a few of them.

  • Idk… the price is not cheap but not really unreasonable either, Only 320 made that year and who knows how many has survive let alone has low mileage. Not to mention USDM model that I think it’s rarer than JDM ones.

  • Nordschleife

    Absolutely Positively Not.

  • Vassilis

    Great car.

  • Steph & Ayesha r havin a baby!

    Additionally, the young people that owned, or dreamed of owning, Type Rs
    when they were new now have money and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

    This. Back in high school the Type R was the quasi-attainable dream car. A couple of my friends were lucky enough to have an Integra GSR and Prelude. I took the bus.

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