At the request of our very own VadGTI, I'm making this thread. A gentleman pulled onto our CDJR lot looking at 3/4 Cummins Rams. I was walking out on the lot and I yelled, "hey, I love your car!" He stopped and said, "Really", and I was like, yeah, I love these old Acuras. I walk over to his passenger side and lean down to speak to him and he tells me he's getting ready to sell it for parts on the local Facebook trader. After a brief exchange of niceties, he let me drive the car.
Knowing nothing about them, I made an offer of $1000, and he was a little shocked. We shook hands and he will be bringing it to me in the morning. I then texted Vad some pics, and he blew me up with questions. Sadly, I didn't have many answers but I had a VIN. I sent it to him, and then he started cussing at me.
As it turns out, it has a DC2 in the VIN, and that means that its a GS-R.
I just ordered a timing belt and water pump kit and have it scheduled for the repair on Saturday. The car has 229k miles on it and its a 5 speed manual. Its been owned by a single family and was purchased new by the current owner's father in law.
I've never done a Honda before, but I'm excited. My goal is a period correct "restoration" with a nice quality driver as the end-result.