The Automotive Of My Goals: A Bone Inventory JDM Integra Sort R


The Dream…

Good day fellow Speedhunters, I’m Anthony and that is my journey of discovering, constructing, and attaining a childhood/teenage dream of proudly owning a JDM Honda Integra Sort R.

It’s a story as outdated as time, however rising up in Southern California within the Nineties/2000s and witnessing what many think about the golden period import automotive scene positively sparked my enthusiasm and nostalgia for this iconic automotive.


Over a few years, I searched a number of Japanese used automobiles web sites, watching the market till I discovered the fitting automotive for the fitting value on the proper time. I purchased this one sight unseen in August 2018 and saved it in Japan till it was authorized for US import in December 2020.


This automotive was first registered in Japan in December 1995 and was very full and nonetheless 99% inventory with 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) on the odometer. I captured these pictures proper earlier than washing my automotive for the primary time – one thing I waited almost two and a half years to do.

…Turns into Actuality


Not too lengthy after that first wash, I started disassembling what was a completely useful and intact automotive to wash actually every part with excessive excessiveness. After every part was clear and arranged, it was straightforward to see which elements wanted refinishing or refreshing. Throughout reassembly, I additionally took the chance to switch some elements with new or higher situation elements I had collected through the years.


One main substitute was a model new entrance bumper that was repainted together with the remainder of my entrance finish and wheels. Though I missed driving the Integra throughout this extra two and a half 12 months undertaking, l discovered a lot about my dream automotive and the entire elements that make it what it’s. Consequently, I got here to understand every part about it much more.


Lastly, after almost 5 years from buy to finishing my private manufacturing facility reset, that is the automotive of my goals – a bone inventory JDM Integra Sort R that appears prefer it got here to life from Honda seller brochures and drove off a Japanese dealership ground in 1995.


Look a bit of nearer and chances are you’ll discover some extra particulars like custom-made reproduction self-importance plates and a UKDM-only doc pockets. There are additionally numerous Honda Entry elements, like window visors, a sun shades holder, ground mats, rear strut tower bar, and a Gathers Integra Sort R double-DIN radio with matching fake carbon fiber trim and amber lighting.

Victory Lap


Now that the dream had grow to be a actuality, it was time to take pleasure in and share it. RADwood PNW 2023 was the right alternative to just do that.


In preparation for the rad era-inspired present, I made a trifold presentation poster board that was surprisingly well-liked with many fellow fans who got here to see my automotive subsequent to the Honda Motocompo that I want was mine.


In the course of the present, automobiles that have been chosen for awards received a sticker on their windshield, however my Integra didn’t have one. Because the award ceremony received underway, I used to be nonetheless hanging and speaking with some individuals round my Honda when the announcer started describing the automotive that received the primary award. My good friend was like, “dude, that’s you!” To my absolute shock, my automotive was awarded the Coker Tire award.


Since I’d already be out and about with my automotive, I deliberate some further time for photoshoots earlier than and after the present. I began my day with a photoshoot in Portland at 4:00am, then drove two and a half hours to Tacoma to stage for the present at 7:30am.


After the present, I drove nearly an hour to Seattle to hang around with some Sort R mates and participate in additional photoshoots till 10:00pm, then made the three-hour drive again house. It was a super-long day, however the pictures and recollections have been completely value it.


If you happen to’ve made it this far, thanks a lot for studying my story. If you wish to see extra, observe alongside at

Final and definitely not least, there are such a lot of individuals to thank. At first my spouse and daughter, my importer Bo, my painter Tommy, all of my Portland/Seattle/worldwide Sort R mates, Artwork from RADwood, and everybody else who’s been with me on this journey and people I’ve met alongside the best way. Thanks all!

Anthony Nguyen
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