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Pick of the Day: 1991 Acura Integra GS

An Acura Integra with 27,301 miles


The early days of the Acura brand were characterized by a “Precision Crafted Performance” slogan and a strong emphasis on fun-to-drive dynamics. One car fit the mold perfectly.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1991 Acura Integra GS hatchback listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Bend, Oregon. (Click the link to view the description)

Showing just 27,301 miles on the odometer, this top-trim Integra has miraculously survived for over three decades without becoming a victim to the tuner movement and ending up decked out with a lowered suspension, custom wheels, and a modified exhaust system. 

1991 Acura Integra GS
1991 Acura Integra GS

Details in the listing are sparse but they highlight a few key selling points. “All stock. One owner. No pets. Non-smoker,” are a few of the phrases used to describe this compact hatchback.

The original Integra got its start when the Acura Division was created in 1986 as a luxury-focused arm of American Honda Motor Company. The showroom lineup was small at the time, consisting of three-door and five-door Integra sport sedans, and the four-door Legend flagship. When the second-generation ‘Teg debuted five years later, it received a completely new body with rounder lines and fixed headlights in place of the previous pop-ups. But the real magic happened under the hood.

Power for the new generation came from a high-revving 1.8-liter dual-overhead-camshaft inline-four which produced 130 horsepower, and in this case, was sent to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transaxle with a ‘sport shift’ feature. An available five-speed automatic was the alternative.

It’s unclear how this Integra survived unscathed all these years, but its Saxony Blue Metallic looks to be in great shape thanks to a moderate Pacific Northwest climate, and the interior boasts its original AM/FM cassette as well as those famous (and so period-correct 1990s) automatic seat belts.

The collector marketplace for the Integra has picked up speed in recent years, especially for well-kept sport-oriented trim levels like the GS-R and the Type R. Even Acura itself has brought the Integra name to the forefront of recognition since its recent reintroduction of the nameplate: The 2023 Integra went on sale in early June, marking a comeback for the model which had been retired since 2001.

1991 Acura Integra GS
1991 Acura Integra GS

The seller is asking $18,700 for this low-mileage original, which incidentally is almost exactly the price this Integra sold for new. Maybe this is the closest you’ll get to finding a new 1991 Integra over 30 years later. And the 2023 model doesn’t even have motorized seat belts.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine, KSLCars.com, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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