This is the first example we are importing with extensive Mugen upgrades! - The highest spec DC2 ITR we have sourced ever - this car's priced affordably too - Once it's gone, another as good as this is unlikely, so if you want the best ITR available, this is it!
With fuel prices higher and Honda Type R's gaining in popularity as robust driver's cars, we concentrate on finding the very best and latest examples, to supply to those customers who want the ultimate quality available for their budgets. 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. With double wishbone suspension at each corner and excellent balance, combined with a race car like 1.8 V-Tec engine producing 200 bhp, this is a seriously capable driver's car! Note that Honda make the currect DC5 ITR without double wishbone suspension. A cost cutting exercise... To tuners in Japan, the DC2 98 Spec is still the best ever made.
Production number of this example is R-0062 as stamped on a plaque located on the centre console. This is a 98 Spec Type D as stamped on a plaque located on the centre console and inside the passenger door shut. Type D denotes black interior trim on a white car. Itís a 1999 model of August registration. Itís of 1998 + Spec. and so in addition to a quicker steering rack and suspension differences only fitted to JDM models, also carries the following factory modifications introduced in 1998:
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 and handling. Furthermore, the Integra type R 98 Spec adopted15-inch front disk brakes &14-inch rear disk brakes. An SRS airbag-compatible steering wheel was designed by MOMO and High intensity Discharge (HID) headlights 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 also 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, full alcantara black Recaro seats, HID headlights with front fog lights integrated into the light clusters, front, rear and underside braces, alloy Type R gear knob and pedals, large diameter discs, 16" lightweight forged alloys - produced especially for this model by Enkei Racing, Japan.
Performance Modifications: This car has been lavished with expensive but very desirable Mugen modifications for the engine, consisting of: Mugen cold air composite air box and K&N oil impregnated air filter, Mugen 4 branch stainless steel exhaust manifold, Mugen stainless high flow exhaust system with double path silencer at the rear, Nology ignition leads for improved spark plug performance, Mugen front and rear strut braces, Apexi N1 suspension with full adjustment inclusive of lower mounts, which can be set for desired ride height independent of spring preload. Currently the setup is for firm, but supple & comfortable road use. This is very high quality suspension!
Inside There's an A-Pilar pod housing two Apexi electronic gauges to show Oil pressure and water temperature. A momo Race steering wheel has replaced the original. Also, there's a Pivot adjustable shift light to show the driver when to shift up - as performance is very strong, with gearchanges coming quicker than one might expect!
There's also a high quality Alpine CD/MD/Radio 200 Watt hifi complete with uprated speakers inclusive of remote tweeters at the front. Audio equipment is supplied free of charge with this car.
Performance Parts to further improve this car are available through www.neweraparts.com We are able to supply FEEL's Mugen or Spoon original parts and much more!
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 seat bolsters from age, although the material itself is not worn thin. It would appear the last owner of this car was a small Japanese person. We will be valetting the interior and making it immaculate as part of the full OTR package.
The auction grade of this example is 4b This example is in excellent condition. Checking the bodywork carefully during & after washing it we noticed only the following: There's pin dents on the following: Passenger door (1), nearside quarter (4), driver's door (2). Also, there are some minor scratches to the frotn bumper and lip spoiler. Finally, there's a small ding that's been touched in already on the bonnet (as shown in a close up picture). Interior has no faults to report, aside from missing covers for the rear suspension struts. These have not remainded in the car, the Mugen strut braces mean they cannot fit any more - also there's access to the N1 dampers to consider. We can source the original covers inexpensively if preferred. Each of the faults described above will be repaired as part of our preparation work, if the full OTR package is chosen.
Test Drive: We tested this DC2 for around 4km 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 Ė Itís certainly not lacking in go! Even with standard tune as far as exhaust, etc is concerned, performance is strong from the 200 bhp this car gives as standard, so with the uprated breathing from Mugen it's even more balistic! Note that the previous owner had the timing belt changed at 78,002 km (48,478 miles) on 7th August 2004 - when the car was just coming up to 5 years old. Clearly this car's been loved and fastidiously maintained. On performance extras and improvements alone, over £4,500 has been spent with Mugen and other parts added!
Complete with full UK conversions E-SVA and first UK registration, MOT, 12 month's comprehensive warranty, full valetting and 6 month's road tax, this one off concours condition Integra Type R is available at £10,460 OTR. Alternatively we can supply it complete with full preparation as discribed above, with warranty, etc. but only excluding paintwork and minor pin dent repairs at: £9,800 OTR.
Currently in Japan awaiting sale, this car can be reserved for prompt shipment with a deposit of £1,000. Please Contact Us for further information on how to reserve this 98 Spec Honda Type R Integra!
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