Phoenix Yellow 2000 Acura Integra Type R Survivor!

If you’ve been paying attention to car news lately, you’ll no doubt have noticed that not only is Acura bringing back the Integra nameplate, but they’ll be including a proper three-pedal gearbox as an option. Big news for 2021, when everyone is going electric and automatic. If the Ford Bronco’s reintroduction is any indication, prices for Integras are bound to skyrocket in the coming months, especially Phoenix Yellow Type Rs like this example. They already sort of have, as can be seen with any nice Honda from this era. Civic Type Rs, Sis, Del Sols, CRXs…they’re all creeping up into the price range of a brand new Honda. They all are better than new ones, though, because they’re simpler, lighter, more fun, and very rev-happy. You can find this Type R here on eBay, and it’s seldom been driven.

Honda’s cars made a name for themselves because they introduced quality into lower-priced cars. I had a twenty-year-old Insight with nearly 300,000 miles on it, and all of the interior switches still had that satisfying “click” to them that naturally fades with time on just about any other car. Not Hondas. And the interior on this Integra looks good as new. There’s an aftermarket radio, and the shift boot looks a little saggy, but no doubt it shifts and drives and feels just like it did when it was new.

Under the hood is the legendary B18C5 with an 8,500 RPM redline. We feature a lot of American cars here on Barn Finds, and revving the engine much past 5,500 RPM is not something that American cars know how to do. Videos of the B- and K- series engines generally say that they don’t even start to wake up until 5,700 RPM. And then, in addition, you get that legendary Honda reliability.

Phoenix Yellow is a sought-after and historic color for Honda’s sports cars, and if you can find a clean example in Phoenix Yellow (like this one), you’re guaranteed a good financial investment. If it was me buying this, though, I would be the irresponsible one and use it for its intended purpose: I would drive it until the wheels fell off. Because it’s a rev-happy Honda with just enough practicality that you can daily drive it, and just enough sportiness where you won’t ever get bored driving it to Target for a grocery run. Reject the chunky modern cars, embrace the tradition of simplifying, then adding lightness.

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Comments

  1. Stevieg Member

    My kid would love this!
    I had a burgundy Integra, it was a fun car for a daily driver. I couldn’t give it away (literally…I tried to give it to my son) because it had 2 pedals. Eventually someone bought it, then my son was upset because I sold it lol. Kids!

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  2. wuzjeepnowsaab

    I had a neighbor with one of these. He took it to Germany when he was doing Army duty and then brought it back with him when he was done. I used to think “you did that for an Integra? um ok” untillll he took me for a ride in it.

    These R type cars are rockets plain and simple. Honda got it right with these

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  3. Glenn

    The number plate is blank. Too many owners and re-titles. To bad, I would have liked to put one back in my garage.

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    • Don Eladio

      You must not be looking for one then, lol…you can’t be serious, can you? What “number plate” is blank? You could probably just go down to your local Acura dealer and buy a new one.

      This car is nice as heck.

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      • Glenn

        The number plate on the center console should be engraved with an 00-xxxx. 00 being the year, xxxx is the production number of the car. My car was 00-756.

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    • Gary

      Damn, nine owners in twenty one years? The seller seems legit but you know it’s had the holy crap ran out of it with at least one or two of the old owners, I know I’d be one of them! It looks like a nice car, but who knows.

  4. Mikefromthehammer

    The ad says it is two pedals, yet the shifter looks like a three pedal shifter. Does anyone know for sure? (I would not be interested in an automatic version, it defeats the purpose in buying one of these).

    • Derrick

      I don’t think the ITR’s ever came with automatic. This one listed here is manual for sure.

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  5. Bick Banter

    White wheels weren’t stock on the ’00-’01 Type-R. Should be charcoal. Many of these were boosted or wrecked back in the day. A PPI should be a must here

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    • Don Eladio

      Yeah, looks like a real turd…you’d better stay away from this one. There are many, much nicer examples out there. As a matter of fact, I heard they were growing on trees now.

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  6. Stevieg Member

    I guess I should clarify…mine was not a Type R lol, hence only 2 pedals on mine.

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  7. Glenn

    The wheels are not stock. The were gunmetal Gray. All ITRs were 5 speeds.

    • Bick Banter

      Whether the factory rims were removed to make room for the cinder blocks that somebody put under it at some point or whether an owner felt they looked better (??) who knows. But that should be something of a red flag considering how high values are.

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  8. Don Eladio

    This car is really nice and anyone who is picking it apart is just making excuses as to why they can’t buy it. Anyone that is seriously looking for one of these has already talked to the seller and/or bid on it.

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    • Bick Banter

      I don’t know if anybody’s necessarily picking it apart. I just see at least one red flag, and when you couple that with the typical history of one of these cars, I believe a thorough PPI would be in order, Especially when you consider how much money you’re going to need to shell out to get it.

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  9. SebastianX1/9

    This will fetch a pretty price These are underrated hot hatches made during the NSX era. They’re fantastic.

  10. J_Paul Member

    From the listing:

    “IF YOU DON”T TRUST ME DON”T BID. THIS WHOLE PROCESS IS BASED UPON TRUST.”

    Uhm, ok dude.

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  11. Robert Hagedorn

    I would like to know the mileage on this beautiful car. It looks like it just left the showroom. The engine look new and even the driver’s seat has no apparent sags.

    • Robert Hagedorn

      Change “look” to “looks.” Too busy means mistakes.

  12. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $22,300.

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