The 1997 Acura Integra Type was limited to just 320-units for the US and priced at $23,100 MSRP originally. This pristine example with 6,190-miles on the odometer recently fetched a whopping $82,000 on Bring a Trailer. Power comes from a 1.8-liter DOHC VTEC in-line 4-cylinder (B18C) engine generating 195 hp at 8,000 rpm and 130 lb⋅ft of torque at 5,700 rpm, mated to a close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The main goal of the special edition Type R was to minimize weight while enhancing rigidity. This was accomplished with larger strut tower bars, rear performance rods on the rear frame as well as other numerous body reinforcements. To tighten up the suspension, revised springs, dampers and larger sway bars were installed.
You can’t forget the Championship White Type R 15 x 6 aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE010 195/55R15 tires. Acura also equipped it with larger brake rotors / calipers and the ABS system was tuned as well.
Unlike the more luxurious Integra GSR model, the Type R did not have a moonroof, vanity mirrors, cruise control or a rear wiper, and air conditioning was also an option. The interior did get a 10,000 rpm tachometer with an 8,400 rpm redline along with revised sport cloth seats (Recaro seats came standard in the Japanese Type R) and a titanium shift knob. Check it out here.