A car so fine, Acura used it to promote its 2023 namesake
Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1989 Acura Integra LS 5-door hatchback. When was the last time you saw a first-generation Integra? In this condition? For this reason, this particular example was selected by the Acura Division of Honda of America to be part of the promotional activities for the launch of the new 2023 Integra in the western part of the U.S. Power comes from a properly maintained 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4 paired with a 4-speed automatic. This first-generation Integra is now offered with the original window sticker, loads of documentation and promotional material, spare keys and more, plus a clean CARFAX report and a clear Arizona title in the seller’s name.
This rust-free 1989 Integra LS was sold new at Scottsdale Acura and later relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where it spent approximately two decades before returning to Arizona. Seller believes the vehicle maintains 80% of its original Polar White paint, with much of its integrity maintained during the light restoration performed last year. Features of the model include black beltline moldings, window trim and door handles, fog lamps, and hidden headlights.
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 seller describes the condition of the blue interior as being “well-kept for its age and mileage.” Amenities include power windows, power door locks, a rear window defroster, two-speed windshield wipers, air conditioning and cruise control. The plastic bezel for the driver’s interior door handle will need replacement.
Displayed instrumentation includes a 130-mph speedometer, 8,000-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 seller notes that the original radio is not working, though he will include an uninstalled 1990s Acura Bose AM/FM/CD unit for the auction winner. Additionally, the blower fan motor only works on speeds 3 and 4.
The original DOHC fuel-injected 1.6-liter inline-4 was rated at 118 when new. A major service was carried out in September of 2021 that included the replacement of several under-hood items like the timing belt and water pump, plus the air conditioning was recently recharged. Power is transferred via a console-shifted 4-speed automatic transaxle.
Stopping power comes from four-wheel 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. Dual stainless-steel exhaust tips highlight the new muffler. Additional photos of the undercarriage are available in the gallery.
The CARFAX report shows a vehicle history that is free of accidents and damage. The sale includes an owner’s manual, bra, a canvas print from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, an 8″x10″ photo signed by Acura representatives, framed New York Times feature image and more. The seller has provided a video with exterior and interior footage and driving impressions in the gallery.
This Acura’s auction ends August 12 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).
Visit the vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.
Thanks for the feature, Diego! Looking forward to seeing this Integra go to a good home on Friday.
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