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NO RESERVE: 1989 Acura Integra
NO RESERVE: 1989 Acura Integra
NO RESERVE: 1989 Acura IntegraSold
NO RESERVE: 1989 Acura Integra
High Bidder: epegoblue
Auction Type: No Reserve
Winning Bid: $5,600 (USD)
High Bidder: epegoblue
This 1989 Acura Integra LS 5-door hatchback played a primary role in the recent launch of the new 2023 Acura Integra and was displayed as part of promotional activities in Arizona, California, and Texas. Power is drawn from its maintained original 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4 paired with a 4-speed automatic transaxle. Recent work includes an air conditioning recharge and the replacement of the timing belt, water pump, and drive belts. This Integra was first sold at Scottsdale Acura in Arizona and later relocated to the Pacific Northwest where it spent approximately two decades, then underwent a light restoration under the seller’s ownership that included the wheels being refinished and equipped with new tires. Finished in Polar White over a blue cloth interior, this first-generation Integra is now offered with a window sticker, a brochure, a binder of documentation, signed photographs and promotional materials, a canvas print from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, a hood nose mask, an uninstalled AM/FM/CD radio, spare keys, a clean CARFAX report, and a clear Arizona title in the seller’s name.
This unmodified 1989 Integra 5-door hatchback has a rust-free and straight body finished in Polar White and contrasting black beltline moldings, window trim, and door handles. Equipment includes retractable halogen headlamps, fog lamps, a rear cargo hatch, and dual stainless-steel exhaust finishers coming from a new muffler. Imperfections in the paint and body are shown in the photo gallery to the right.
Silver aluminum 14-inch directional wheels have been refinished in powder-coated silver and wrapped in four new Ohtsu 195/60 tires with 2022 date codes.
The cabin is trimmed with blue cloth upholstery for the front buckets and rear bench, matched to the door panels, dash, center console, carpeting, and factory floor mats in the front. The condition of the interior is described as being well-kept for its age and mileage. The dash has been signed by Acura leaders including Brand Manager Jon Ikeda and Public Relations lead Andrew Quillin. Amenities include power windows, power door locks, a rear window defroster, two-speed windshield wipers, air conditioning, and cruise control. The seller notes that the radio is not working, the plastic bezel for the driver's interior door handle is broken, and the blower fan motor only works on speeds 3 and 4. An uninstalled 1990s single-DIN Acura Bose AM/FM/CD head unit is included with the sale.
Instrumentation is displayed via a 130-mph speedometer, an 8K-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges for the fuel level and coolant temperature. The six-digit mechanical odometer reads 166K miles, which is a true reading supported by the CARFAX report.
The DOHC fuel-injected 1.6-liter inline-4 is original to the vehicle and was rated at 118 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque when new. A major service was carried out in September of 2021 that included the replacement of the timing belt, water pump, drive belts, tensioner, spark plug wires, and cam and crank seals. In addition, the air conditioning was recently recharged and the muffler has been replaced. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a console-shifted 4-speed automatic transaxle. The seller notes that the temperature gauge occasionally reads above halfway after extended drives, but the motor has been confirmed via multiple coolant temperature readings to be operating at an acceptable temperature with a maximum reading of 216 degrees recorded by Hon-Man Auto Care in Tempe, Arizona. Service order documentation is provided with the sale and included in the photo gallery to substantiate that assessment.
Steering is power-assisted. Stopping power comes from disc brakes with new pads in the rear. The suspension uses an independent front and a semi-independent beam-type rear with stabilizer bars both front and rear. Additional photos of the undercarriage are available in the gallery.
This Integra spent approximately eight months being showcased in promotional activities associated with the launch of the new 2023 Acura Integra. Event history includes:
- November 11, 2021: Displayed at the 2023 Integra Prototype launch in Los Angeles and featured in the reveal video
- November 20, 2021: Displayed at the RADwood show at American Honda Headquarters in Torrance, California
- November 29, 2021: Shown in a New York Times article about RADwood
- March 10, 2022: Displayed at the 2023 Integra Production reveal in Los Angeles
- April 9, 2022: Displayed at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, completed parade laps with all five Integra generations
- May 16-20, 2022: Displayed at the 2023 Integra “First Drive” media event in Austin, Texas
- May 23-June 30, 2022: Displayed in the showroom at Acura of Tempe, Arizona
The CARFAX report shows a vehicle history that is free of accidents and damage. The sale includes an owner’s manual, a binder of records and documentation, a hood nose mask, a canvas print from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, an 8"x10" photo signed by Acura representatives, a brochure, the prior Washington license plates, a window sticker, extra keys, an uninstalled Acura Bose AM/FM/CD head unit, a framed New York Times feature image, an Integra-branded license plate, and more. The seller has provided a video with exterior and interior footage and driving impressions in the gallery.
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Congrats @Epegoblue -- you got a great one, and glad to see it's going to a good home! I'll be in touch!
AUTOMATIC BID: $5,432
Good morning. I didn't get those pics from yesterday to upload into the main gallery for some reason, but here they are in a Google Drive you can copy / paste. Nothing fancy, just a final fuel-up! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1U1RYo_cEWBdngiwQNXMmMwTm-HeA6Ibe?usp=sharing . Also, I meant to share this. It's the video from the 2023 Integra Protoype reveal last November. This 1989 Integra shows up a few times in there. The first is a quick shot at about 12 seconds in. Notice, Acura put a set of color-matched white Mugen wheels on the car because they wanted it to look a little bit custom. Then again at 36 seconds, it shows the interior of this car with a gal driving and her hair blowing in the wind. Fun stuff. Thanks again for the interest! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcoZuOl-9ng
Hi everyone, thanks for the bid activity. I just got back from taking the car to top off the fuel tank so it will be full for the buyer. I took a couple photos while at the gas station. You might have to copy/paste, but here is a link to one. https://drivetofive.files.wordpress.com/2022/08/img_9518.jpg. I'll add others to the main gallery in here (not sure how quickly they'll import). A few housekeeping items that have come up: 1) If it helps your logistics I'm glad to store the car for a week or two. Part of the reason I'm selling this is because I am limited on garaged / covered parking, so the sooner the better. 2) You can keep the Arizona "historic" license plate that's on the car. It's a really heavy embossed copper plate only issued for historic registrations. It expires in a few weeks in September. I'm going to take this car off my Hagerty collector insurance policy so you'll need to get your own policy right away. 3) I checked the spare tire pressure and filled it to 60 psi per the sidewall. 4) If you are local in AZ and want to see the car, just hit the Contact Seller button and I'm happy to arrange for you to stop by before this auction closes on Friday. Any questions, let me know! Thanks all.
AUTOMATIC BID: $5,000
AUTOMATIC BID: $4,544
@Giediprime – As a fellow G1 Integra owner I can tell you how fun these cars are to drive, even after all these years. In fact, I decided to keep my 188k mile '88 over my 85k '89 CRX. The Integra is a great package of interior space, comfort, light weight flign-ability, and of course Golden Era Honda/Acura nostalgia!!! I also know this car and Tyson personally so can honestly say the car is better than described and being sold from a knowledgeable and good guy. So, here's your chance to by an Integra from a Legend!!! ...
Thanks Greg! And it's too bad we didn't get our white G1s together for a side by side photo. Maybe there's still time! I hope this car continues to be preserved and shown.
As a fellow G1 Integra owner I can tell you how fun these cars are to drive, even after all these years. In fact, I decided to keep my 188k mile '88 over my 85k '89 CRX. The Integra is a great package of interior space, comfort, light weight flign-ability, and of course Golden Era Honda/Acura nostalgia!!! I also know this car and Tyson personally so can honestly say the car is better than described and being sold from a knowledgeable and good guy. So, here's your chance to by an Integra from a Legend!!!
Good morning! I had some questions come through in my inbox, so I figured I will address them here. As I mentioned in the video, the car has had some paint work previously (I know this because before Acura displayed the car, they did some repair to the right rear door sill). I also see evidence of a tape line on some trim around the rear hatch. The finishes are high quality and very nice, straight, glossy, no orange peel. Someone also asked about transport. You are welcome to ship the car at your expense, including internationally, as long as I receive payment for the car in advance (wire transfer preferred). For domestic shipping, I have worked many times with Montway. Their website allows you to seek an instant quote using start & end ZIP codes. This car is located in ZIP 85014. The rates vary depending on whether you choose open carrier vs. enclosed. I have always had good luck with open, and it's a little less expensive. If you choose to fly in and drive home, I am located about 10 minutes north of PHX Sky Harbor airport and will be glad to pick you up. Thanks for the interest!