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A sensational UK Honda DC2 Integra Type-R with full Honda history and 69,520 miles.
Body coloured door mirrors and handles, side impact protection beams, front and rear crumple zones, rigid passenger safety cell, aluminium strut tower bar, aerodynamically balanced wing-type rear spoiler and chin spoiler, unique Type-R graphics, electric antenna, Recaro racing front seats, tilt-adjust leather steering wheel, short-throw titanium gear shift, carbon-fibre effect trim, electric windows, ECU engine immobiliser, central locking, alarm system, dual SRS airbags. Factory options; Front fog lamps, air conditioning, sports pedals. Dealer accessories; tailored floor mats.
This exhilarating UK supplied DC2 Integra Type-R is finished in factory standard Championship White (code NH-O). Originally the only colour option available for the model, this famous colour revived by Honda for the Integra Type-R recalls their first Formula One victory by Richie Ginther in Mexico 1965. The brilliant pure paint finish compliments the cars sporting styling cues perfectly and the impeccable presentation clearly reflects the cars low mileage enthusiast owned credentials. This incredible example is absolutely factory standard and unmolested, thankfully having escaped the modification and quest of ever more bhp plagued by most. Guaranteed to excite aficionados for the marque close inspection will reveal minor touch-ups to the front bumper. Original supplying dealer plates and tax disc holder further emphasise just how unspoilt and unaltered this car is, again confirming its appeal to appreciative collectors. Simply stunning.
Peer into the cabin of this factory original example and the bold bright red Recaro front seats catch the eye instantly. These fantastic sporting seats hold the front seat occupants absolutely firm, even upon spirited cornering! Only very minor creasing to the fabric on the driver’s seat outer bolster can be seen and the contrasting rear bench in black is as new, along with all other interior upholstery and trimmings. Once positioned securely and safely, the lightweight titanium gearknob, leather bound wheel with red stitching and optional sports pedals hint towards the excitement in store. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the fascia is pristine. Hondas focused and near obsessive desire to save weight has resulted in the removal of sound insulation in some areas and even the transmission dampening. Factory stickers remain in the door shuts and the numbered badge 00196 still proudly on display as it left the factory. Wonderful.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Honda’s innovative Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control System (VTEC) unit optimises torque at low rpm and horsepower at high rpm. Incredibly the precision tuned naturally aspirated 1797cc engine produces 190bhp and 178Nm torque with the VTEC switchover point and resulting power peaks occurring at 8000 and 7300rpm respectively. Hondas uncompromising approach even extends to the inlet and exhaust manifold ports, hand polished to achieve a smoother, faster gas flow. This process adds an extra 25 minutes to each engine for the craftsman! Expect a top speed of 145mph and 0-62 dash in just 6.7 seconds, guaranteed with a permanent smile on your face! The five speed gearbox is light, exact and perfectly tuned to capitalise on the engine power bands and the acoustically tuned exhaust system evokes an arousing howl. An epic experience.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The distinctive 15in light alloy wheels finished in matching Championship White are in fantastic dazzling order with no damage or scuffs. Factory correct quality Bridgestone Potenza 195/55 R15 tyres have excellent tread remaining. Absolute confidence can be assured with front and rear ventilated disc brakes with electronic anti-lock assistance to bring the car up to a steady and progressive halt.
Registered new on 4th February 1998 by Honda Main Dealer Baden Powell Honda of Scunthorpe, this tremendous example has benefitted from full Honda Main Dealer service history throughout. The original serve booklet is fully stamped with an incredible 20 stamped entries all from the supplying dealer Baden Powell Honda! The one exception to this being the most recent full service carried out by Marshall Honda of Peterborough on 14th January 2015 at less than 30 miles ago, at which time the cambelt, pre-tensioner and auxiliary belts were all replaced. To find an example so fastidiously maintained by a main dealer is truly exceptional and highly sought after. All stamped entries are accompanied by supporting invoices to offer complete confidence in the cars impeccable care.
The history file further consists of every MOT carried out to fully document the 69,520 miles covered along with the original wallet containing every handbook, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale. Three sets of keys include even the original red master left unopened in its packaging! An original sales brochure completes the enthralling history file, a delight in itself.
This vehicle is certain to appeal to a collector of performance classics wanting one of the best, most original low mileage examples in existence.
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