Import invasion: 1997 Acura Integra Type R sells for shocking $63,800


Remember the Integra Type R? It was a sport compact dream, with nearly 200 horsepower from a hand-built 1.8-liter VTEC four, limited-slip differential, extra handling goodies and lighter weight than the already splendid Integra GS-R. Just 3850 made it to our shores from 1997-98 and 2000-01, and some call it the best-handling front-drive car ever. (Unless you think that crown belongs on the new Civic Type R.) Oh, and it cost about 24 grand when it was new, or about 38 grand in 2018 dollars. One just sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction for $63,800. If you weren’t sure already, there can be no denying tuner sport compacts have officially arrived on the collector car scene.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/01/1997-acura-integra-type-r-sells-for-big-money