Unpimped 5-Speed: 1987 Acura Integra LS

The first generation Acura Integra was first produced in 1986 as the basic offering for Honda’s new luxury brand (the high end was the Legend).  It was purchased by middle class families when new and ten years later handed down to their kids who promptly installed giant fart can mufflers and cut the springs.  Finding a manual transmission Integra that hasn’t been destroyed isn’t easy, but check out this 1987 Acura Integra LS offered for $2700 in Pasadena, CA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The Integra was actually very inexpensive for the time and offered all
sorts of luxury features typically reserved for more expensive
automobiles for a fair price.  This example isn’t a low mile cream puff (280k miles between two owners) but it is inexpensive and equipped with a clutch. 

Back in the day, Honda put as much effort,
energy, and enthusiasm into their engines as they do into making their cars ugly stylish today.  The D16A1 was a 1.6 liter dual-over-head-cam all-alloy 4-banger
that puts out 113 horsepower and 99 ft-lbs of torque.  The transverse
mounted little engine is features torque-a-plenty at low rpm and is
buttery smooth for an inline-4. 

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