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.
You saw the video of this big block swapped Acura Integra right here on the 1A Auto Blog way back in May, and now we spotted it for sale on eBay. The listing has just ended, but it didn’t seem to have much action while it was still alive. This heavily modified Integra had a Buy It Now price of $22,500, and a starting bid of $19,000. Sadly, the starting bid never even happened. Now normally I would say that $19K it is a lot for a 1994 Acura Integra. However, this one does have a big block 396 squished inside it, and a menacing looking blower strapped on the top. It has obviously also been converted to rear wheel drive, and also has a “few” other mods major that you may notice. Maybe it isn’t the most sensible car out there for in that price range, but sensible cars aren’t nearly as fun to drive either. What are your thoughts?
eBay Item 180854228015
I’m sure that many times in life, you have secretly wondered what it would be like to shoehorn a supercharged big block Chevy into an Acura Integra. Luckily for you, we now have the answer in the form of a YouTube video. The word on the street is that this car was built by the owner of Pro Street Unlimited in Manchester NH.
From what I have been told, it has a big block 402 with an 871 blower, sitting in a shaved engine bay, with a TH350 transmission strapped to the back, full tube frame in the rear, and a Ford 9 inch rear end. Not too shabby, I’d say. As more details come to me, I will add them in. Until then, enjoy the video, as it really is quite an impressive accomplishment.
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBennyficial
I pulled into the grocery store parking lot the other day and as I parked, I unwillingly came nose to nose with something quite questionable. Initially I thought that somebody had parked a chromed-out version of the Merrill-Lynch bull in the parking lot. However, upon further inspection I realized it was just a new Acura with it’s giant bumper and chrome grille. I thought about moving my truck because I didn’t want to leave it to stare into the Acura’s bulbous nose, but I didn’t want my truck to develop an ego either. Maybe I am being too harsh on the Acura. Should I embrace these futuristic beasts for being outside the box, or hate it for being 90% grille & bumper and 10% “rest of the car”?
Do You Love it or Hate it?