Integra Type RX
Offered only in the ’00 manufacture year, this Japanese-spec Phoenix Yellow Type RX is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Justin found it through the NZHondas.com forums, and, while no one was making a move on it, he bought it sight unseen from Christchurch. It was rough and looked to have had a hard life, so he spent a good amount of time over the following year pulling bits off and focusing on getting everything back to original condition inside and out.
After a few short months, Justin got his hands on a Spoon Sports rear-view mirror. At the time, he promised himself that it wasn’t going to be the start of a Spoon-themed car — needless to say, that undertaking didn’t last long, and soon Justin was searching the country for any Spoon part he could find while saving to buy new pieces that couldn’t be sourced. The list rolls as follows: Spoon Sports leads, spark cover, radiator stays, cap and hoses, reservoir sweatbands, oil cap, carbon mirrors, front and rear strut brace, front and rear tie bar, subframe collars, twin-pot calipers, and even specialedition Desmond EVO Regamasters (16x8-inch).
“It’s expensive but the quality is second to none,” Justin told us.
The B18CR has also been tricked out with a baffled sump, Maxbore 70mm bored OEM throttle body, and Comptech icebox intake. The package makes 129kW at the wheels, running a Crome chipped ECU.
Justin said, “I absolutely love every Friday drive to work, drag day, or circuit race.”