1997 Acura Integra Type R With Only 1,200 Miles Sells For An Astonishing $63,800

It’s no secret that DC2-generation Acura Integra Type R models are becoming extremely prized among collectors. We had no idea they were starting to get this desirable, however.

Over the weekend at Barrett Jackson’s Las Vegas auction, a pristine 1997 Acura Integra Type R sold for a staggering $63,800, easily setting a record as the most powerful Integra Type R sold at auction.

The car in question is number 37 of just 320 examples which were built for the U.S. market for the 1997 model year. Making the car particularly desirable is the fact that it is painted Championship White and was sold with a beautifully-maintained interior covered in black suede, leather, and red stitching.

However, the one thing which really attracted bidders to this Integra Type R was the fact that it has just 1191 miles (1916 km) under its belt, almost certainly making it one of the lowest-mileage examples in existence. In case you didn’t know, the DC2 Type R features a screaming 1.8-liter four-cylinder VTEC engine delivering almost 200 hp and finding one that hasn’t had its engine thrashed for decades can be hard.

The engine itself also happens to be one of Honda’s finest and in the DC2R, was mated exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission sending power to the front wheels through a limited-slip differential. The result is one of the most thrilling and best handling front-wheel drive cars ever produced.

Jalopnik reports that bidding on this Type R started at $5000 and quickly rose to the final bid of $58,000. After buyer premiums and fees, the final figure comes out at $63,800.

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  • LJ

    They paid $63,800 too much.

  • TheBelltower

    It’s a 20 year old car that was $25k when new. Over twenty years it was stored, insured and never driven. After all the costs of maintaining it, eeking out $40k is a pretty lousy return for a car that is supposedly so coveted.

  • MarkoS

    This should tell Acura and Honda something,

  • willhaven

    The E30 M3 is selling for astronomical prices, but hardly anyone bats an eye. This is the FWD version of that M3 that has been just as successful in motorsports. Seems like a good value for the Japanese car collector/enthusiast.

  • tbonesteak33

    I know this car has a following but that number seems ridiculous for a car that realized it’s potential after heavy mods. That is why this car has such a cult following, isn’t it? I guess it’s insanely rare to find one in virtually showroom condition. There are so many other cars, new or otherwise, that would earn my hard-earned dollar before this.

  • Liam Paul

    lol People are so Stupid.

  • S CAT

    What a schytt box for that price!

  • HOPEFULLY IT’LL BE DRIVEN.

  • Craig

    I was SO close to buying one of these. Maybe I should have bought 2 or 3. That said… it would be fun to see how it compares the new Civic Type R.

  • Trackhacker

    Amazing car worth the money!

  • Well it’s inevitable, many of the car example has been ruined by modifications and theft. Now those who grew up wanting these had the money for it. It’s like back in 70s and 80s with supercar that are now priceless like Miura.

  • Blade t

    This is totally worth the 58k . Only 320 were produced in 97. Impossible to find with this amount of miles on it. …

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