Recently a 2001 Acura Integra Type R was discovered behind a sealed wall in a barn in Canada, according to Rahul Raman of Motorious. The Integra Type R is often regarded as the best front-wheel drive car of all time and has become a car of high demand in the collector’s world.
Car experts and magazines often rate the Integra as one of their top 10 best cars from 1987 through 1997.
What makes the 2001 Acura Integra Type R so sought after is that so few were built and released for the US market.
Finding these cars in pristine condition is the equivalent of taking an old painting off the wall, feeling something drop from behind, and discovering a handwritten letter by Abraham Lincoln. It’s amazing—perhaps not as historical, but to those in search of automotive rarities the rush of excitement is the same.
Now, discovering these types of cars in pristine condition is obviously rare, and most of us don’t have the time to travel across the country and rummage through old barns. However, a lot of us have cars that we need on the road for everyday use or a car sitting in the garage or backyard considered our special project car. Although they may not be quite as exciting as a 2001 Acura Integra Type R in mint condition, being able to work on our own cars and make memories in the process is pretty priceless.