A black car from the factory and it was painted this incredible metallic colour prior to import. Engine - B18C from a Honda Integra Type-R DC2. Block / bottom end (stock) has been treated to blueprint+ - many hours of measuring and weighing as well as then honing to very fine tolerances and including many new parts (bearings etc). Head has been ported and polished (by an ex F1 head engineer) to compliment the custom cams and valve train and to enable the car to breath as a system with a modified intake (including modified aftermarket throttle body) and fully custom.
The manifold is heat wrapped to ensure engine bay temperatures are lower than standard. This work isn't the "typical" bolt on and map - it's all been modelled, designed and built as a holistic, efficient system using lessons learned from racing these engines. As with the block, extensive measuring / weighing and honing has been done. Valve cover is custom from billet and is powdercoated.
Intake is carbon fibre and similar to a Mugen intake, but slightly different to enable flow to the modified head. Upgraded Mishimoto stainless radiator and modified oil pump to cope better with the higher rev limit.ECU is custom mapped, both on a dyno and then on road to be used with super-unleaded with the rev limiter set at a safe 9300. VTEC is set high at 6600rpm as this is where the power starts to flatten, but due to the lack of weight and the (relatively for a B-series) healthy torque (circa 150ft/lbs at 4k revs) it is very easy to move with the traffic flow. I found that the stock B16B engine was "difficult" in traffic as it needed "goading" a little to keep up with normal traffic. It is very responsive to throttle input.
New distributor, NGK blue plug leads. Baffled sump and magnetic sump plugs for engine and gearbox. I have always run it on super-unleaded, mostly Shell V-Power. It has always had a high grade of fully synthetic oil and OEM Honda or Hamp shorty used with suitable high temperature and high shear ratings to cope with the raised rev limit. Frequently changed (less than 5k miles intervals).
Gearbox - completely refreshed when the car was built Honda Integra Type-R DC2 and a cusco plated differential. Cusco recommended synthetic fluid used. Lightened flywheel and new clutch assembly when built.Chassis - adjustable custom Penske dampers with matched custom lowering springs. The suspension towers have been modified to allow full length dampers to be fitted whilst still maintaining a slightly lowered ride height and not compromising the OEM shock stroke distance. Rear subframe was removed, strengthened in a couple of areas and refitted in a slightly different position to ensure that the suspension can work in as near as vertical as possible to give it a wider working efficiency window. Uprated rear anti-roll bar and ALL bushings have been replaced by special non-Newtonian bushings that essentially "harden" when leaned on, so "harden" to assist the chassis when pressure is applied, but don't produce much extra noise, vibration or harshness when not being asked to work hard. Brakes are Willwood mid-lite calipers matched to a 2 piece disc, with the centre being aluminium to reduce rotational mass to allow suspension to work efficiently.
The pads are custom to RaceDNA (the builders) as is the disc compund, but there are plenty of options when they need to be replaced. The brakes are incredible - huge feel, easy to moderate and very consistantly powerful.
Brake lines replaced with copper upon MoT failure. Wheels are extremely light and very rare SSR Type-C in 16 5 x 114.3 with Nankang NS2R tyres. Wheels are attached with Spoon ultra-light wheel nuts, all used to keep unsprung weight down. Interior / Exterior - Recaro SPG fixed bucket seats fitted on lowered rails to ensure loss of weight and lowering mass of the driver / passanger.
4-point harness fitted for the driver. OEM Optional Extra pedals fitted along with a Sparco flat bottomed steering wheel and HKB boss.
Additional oil pressure and oil temperature guages are fitted along with an additional small digital rev counter with programmable shift lights. OEM EK9 mats are fitted, as are the original rear seats and complete parcel shelf! Hugely improved stereo (Alpine head unit, amp; Audision tweeters and mids in the front doors; easily removable small JBL sub in the boot) giving great quality sounds and has bluetooth connectivity. Rare original OEM titanium gearnob!Rear strut brace is fitted. Front splitter is custom made and the rear spoiler is a Spoon item. Bonnet is a Varis kevlar / fibre mix to save weight. Car (wet and with half a tank of fuel) weighed in at 1030KG whilst being corner-weighted. Car body has been clayed, machine polished, waxed and cermaic sealed twice. Pictures show the old lights - I have sinced sourced and fitted genuine EK9 headlights. Good security (details to be passed on to new owner). Not so great stuff - immobilser fob has failed, so can't start the engine.
ECU retards the ignition so it doesn't run well. I believe it to be a temperature sensor somewhere sending ECU a warning signal, so ECU "reacts" to keep the motor safe. Windscreen has a crack in the passanger side.
Drivers side wing mirror was broken off whilst parked at a friends. Drivers side door interior is stripped and I have a replacement (colour is black) OEM complete mirror ready to be fitted.
Some paint scuffs (it was never built to be a show car) but very good for a 21 year old car. Rear arches were rolled prior to my ownership and are starting to rust on the rolled portion. Underside could do with cleaning up and re-sealing. Rear ARB bushes need replacing.
No MoT and currently SORN. Battery has been flat for some time, but dash had life when I tried to jump start it. Couldn't start due to the immobiliser issue. Car has been stood for almost 12 months as I've had so much going on (I moved house etc) so would benefit from fresh fuel. As with all B-series engines, it does use a little oil when used hard, but no more than Honda state.Normal driving uses very little. I checked it weekly and topped up when required.
Front splitter has a little damage (I nudged a tall kerb). Rear spoiler is typical of Spoon and has serieous lacquer fade. Ideally would benefit from stripping and re-lacquering. The registration number will NOT come with the car. If you're looking for a show car, this isn't it - it never was.
It could be got to be a show car, but it was built to be used and enjoyed. I took care of it and kept it reasonable (I was invited to show it on a stand at Castle Combe by a magazine) but the fun is had with the driving. It's a HUGELY capable car (I don't even think I got to half of its abilities) and as such is real easy to drive.
It's surprisingly comfortable, despite having upgraded suspension, but please don't expect it to ride like a Bentley! I will be very sad to see this go as I intended to keep it forever, but it needs to be enjoyed by someone else and not sat around. I've been around the Honda Type-R scene for around 20 years and have owned a DC2 previously. I run the ITR-DC2 facebook page (sadly the forum can't be updated so is not available to be active on, but I used to be the admin for it).
I'm a 52 year old car enthusiast who is empathetic with my cars and an understanding of the engineering that's gone into this wonderful car. The build alone would cost roughly 3 times the reserve price, not including the cost of the actual car. No, I will not remove any parts nor split the car. The item "Honda Civic Type-R EK9 facelift.
Professionally extensively modified 1 of 1" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Cars\Honda".
The seller is "leeteg" and is located in ROSS-ON-WYE. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.