Integra Type R 98 Spec. Amazing original condition. Absolutely rust free incl. underside!
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Integra Type R 98 Spec. Amazing original condition!
Honda Racing White (NHO)
This is a top condition 98 Spec ITR for sourced for a discerning customer who wanted the best example available of the highest standard of condition only Newera is known for sourcing. Specification was to include a top condition interior, no underside rust, a very good exterior with original paint and straight panels and of course ABS and safety features.
With Honda Type R's no longer being in production, truly good original examples are rising in price and gaining in popularity as robust driver's cars in Japan. When comissioned, we concentrate on finding the very best and latest examples, to supply to those customers who want the ultimate quality available. The DC2 Type R is considered by the Japanese as the best Integra Type R made, even better than it's replacement, the DC5 Type R and in our experience, the best Type R made of all. With double wishbone suspension at each corner and excellent balance, combined with a race-car like 1.8 V-Tec engine producing 200 bhp driven through a close ratio gearbox coupled to a limited slip differential, this is a seriously capable driver's car! Note that Honda made the replacement DC5 ITR without double wishbone suspension. A cost cutting exercise... To tuners in Japan, the DC2 98 Spec is the best ever made.
To provide an increase in power to 200 bhp and also higher torque at low and mid rpm levels the exhaust manifold was re-designed. Suspension and brakes were improved to maximize driving performance handling. Furthermore, the Integra type R 98 Spec adopted15-inch front disk brakes 14-inch rear disk brakes. ABS was a delete option - but fitted to this example. A new steering wheel was designed by MOMO and High intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with additional option (yellow) driving lights, with over twice the brightness of halogen lamps were introduced. Front and rear bumpers were also re-designed to help modernise the look further. Glass was changed from being of brown tint, to a light blue tint instead. As standard, the engine is making 200 bhp at 7,600 rpm with a V-Tec Zone that sounds goes much like that of a racing engine from 5,800 - 8,500 rpm, it's not hard to see why this car won so many admirers in Japan. 98+ Spec Factory fitted equipment includes: Limited slip differential, Climate control air conditioning, PAS, electric windows, original "Type R" fitted mats, remote controlled door mirrors (With retract mode on this example), full alcantara black Recaro seats, HID headlights with front fog lights integrated into the light clusters, alloy Type R gear knob and pedals, large diameter discs.
Modifications are few on this original example. Only a Trust Power Extreme exhaust and a Carrozzeria (Kenwood) MD/CD/Radio hifi complete with speakers inclusive of remote tweeters at the front.
Performance Parts to further improve this car are available through www.neweraparts.com We'd recommend fitting a Mugen cold air composite air box (If still available) and KN oil impregnated air filter, Mugen exhaust and some items to improve the engine bay, such as Mugen Racing oil and radiator cap. Uprated Endless CC-R brake pads will add fade free braking performance - to a level not available from alternative pads sold in Europe, combined with braided hoses to firm brake pedal travel improve feel. There are many tasteful quality improvements to come for this car, so we'll keep suggestions short - the new owner has a very clear idea of what he wants although we will suggest alternatives where we know of better ones!All Honda performance parts currently available in Japan can be supplied by ourselves and fitted in most cases, or for more specialist work the car can be taken to Japan's best specialists for their magic to be worked!
Interior is in excellent condition. This has been a non smoker's car. There are no faults to report aside from minor wear to the driver's horizontal seat bolster from age although the seat's in excellent condition. It would appear the last owner of this car was a small Japanese person. The original auction grade of this example is 4b which is the highest grade available for a car of this age (Not that two symbols can tell much, really). This example came to us in excellent condition but clearly not as perfect as it could be so then we spent over 25 hours detailing every part of it, inclusive of removing mirrors, lights, indicators, grille, battery, etc. to gain access to hard to reach areas.Even the underside of the bonnet was polished and sealed. We then did the interior too! All this so we'd not only be able to present it as beautifully well prepared as possible, but also know this car intimately from top to bottom and provide the new owner with the best possible quality of preparation and be able to describe exactly what he may want to change, or not. Essentially he wanted a car in as new condition so that's what he'll get as a base for a project. With over 6 different layers of professional grades of machine applied micro-compound, polishes and increasingly finer grades of wax, the paintwork's shine is now better than new and after being sealed it's well protected for it's new life ahead. It's so reflective now than every shiny part over exposed when photographing and so the car looks matt in some pics, but that's all actually reflection (White cars are best shot at night, according to professionals!). Bodywork is excellent and we'd usually just carefully touch in small chips or scratches so they're invisible leave it at that - but as the new owner of this car is very particular, We noted all of the following faults (Regardless of how small!) which will be repaired at cost to the level desired: There is a small dent on the front n/s wing and two very small pin dents on the bonnet. Also one very light dent on the driver's door - possibly came from the factory like this, as it's so hard to see. These we'll use a dent specialist for.There were scratches on the underside of the front splitter and stone chips on the front bumper. Also some small stone chips were touched in on the front part of the bonnet. On the lower part of the n/s rear quarter very small on the side step there were two small scratches which have been carefully touched in (About 3cm long). This is now nearly invisible and would need to get on hands knees to see it properly. On the rear bumper corner (n/s) there's a 1/5cm scratch which was touched in. The rest of the bumper is factory unmarked. Other very small (less than 2mm diameter) stone chips were touched in on the driver's door mirror and a couple on the rear spoiler. These don't need paint. On the passenger door mirror there was a 1cm round scratch, which we also carefully touched in. Would say the front bumper, lip and possibly the bonnet could be repainted, but the other parts would be overkill to paint!There was some residue on the rubber seals (especially 1/4 glass) but this was slowly cleaned using acetone till it became nearly new looking and finally detailed with plastic polish. This negated the need to change the quarter windows which would have been very expensive. On the roof there are similarly marked trims either side. These should be replace with new items, as they clip into place only. The front bonnet badge is a little bit faded, but it's hardly noticable. If painting the bonnet then it should be changed of course as it would need to be removed.Interior is in excellent original condition. Customer intends to change the seats and floor mats + fitting some other interior improvements. Aside from some minor wear to the boot carpet, very small scratches to the facia and a mark left on the dashboard from where the toll collecting machine was placed (Should become less prominent over time - picture shown was taken within minutes of removal of double sided tape) there are no faults we could find to report.Interior is in amazing condition considering the car's age. A testament to it's previous owner. Test Drive: As it's un-registered we only tested this DC2 for around 2km after warming it up. There are no mechanical faults to report with performance. Clutch is fine, with no warping from the brakes. Performance feels VERY strong especially in the V-Tec zone – It’s certainly not lacking in go! Even with near standard tune performance is strong from the 200 bhp this car gives as standard, so with the uprated breathing from the less restrictive Trust exhaust, it's a little more balistic! Clearly this car's been loved and fastidiously maintained. Oil change has recently been carried out.
Complete with the best detailing job we've done on any car we have ever bought, UK registration, MOT,road tax, another full valet this one off concours condition Integra Type R was sourced at: £10,400 discuss sourcing your own high quality example of a DC2 98 Spec Honda Type R Integra or an alternative.
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