So I guess I start with a brief intro. My name is Don and I’ve been a longtime follower/lurker of these forums. In the past I’d come here to look at a different caliber of builds, always really cool cars with authentic parts and Jdm styling.
I’ve been tinkering with Honda’s since age 15, I’ve had countless cars over the years but never a Type R. An ITR usdm or Jdm has always been a dream car of mine that I’d honestly never thought I’d have the chance to own.
Crazy story on how I found the chassis. >
I was up one night browsing Facebook marketplace, I currently live in Colorado but for some reason I set my location to California( usually more cars available) .
I was browsing around the usual searches when I decided to type “Jdm front”. That’s when I saw this ad for a Jdm front integra with the year out as 2021. Looking at the pictures further and reading the ad, I came to understand that it’s a real dc2R chassis for sale and it’s being offered at quite a fair price.
The car didn’t seem perfect but the price was right and these cars are getting hard to find so I jumped on it.
I messaged the guy who had it posted and he said he’s selling for his uncle. I asked a few details of the car and explained that I was a very serious buyer. We agreed on a price and he considered it sold!
I booked a flight that night and the next day I was on a plane to California.
I checked into my hotel and after dealing with the nightmare of securing a rental car last minute, I was finally set to head out to Bakersfield in the morning. In a mini van haha! Whatever it takes.
This is when I found out the car was being stored at a private air hangar
And finally the car!
So there she is.
As it sits the chassis wasn’t perfect but it had everything I wanted which was was original panels and engine bay components.
Car was missing full engine swap, and full interior pretty much, it also came on 4 spare tires.
The guy said that the exporter parted out all the valuable parts from the car to make it cheaper for him to import.
I wasn’t worried because it’s gonna be fun gathering all the parts. I arranged shipping for the car and it arrived to my house 1 week later.
My plan with this car is to gather mostly all originally parts and do my own version of a RestoMod. I didn’t wait my entire life to drive a stock R, so the car will be lightly tuned to my style preferences. I hope it will be similar to the builds I used to follow here when I was younger. Thanks for reading.