Visiting the Foss-Tech ITR

Get ready to have your minds blown…

Yesterday I took the day off work to meet up with an individual that’s familiar with some of the history with my car and someone who also owns a two similar ITR’s, plus a wealth of other ITR and Integra paraphilia. For privacy reasons I won’t disclose the location or his name, however, needless to say this was the ultimate “barn find” of sorts.

First off he owns a complete Foss-Tech ITR, an additional semi-built Foss-tech ITR, plus a half dozen or so salvaged 98 and 00 ITR’s, and maybe another half dozen salvaged GSR’s. Excluding the Foss-Tech cars, all are California cars (no rust) and all were salvaged from during the ’98-early 2000 era, meaning these cars likely have less than 20k miles. For the most part the bodies were good with most missing either the interior and/or the engine. The collection was stunning. But even more stunning was the array of spare Foss-Tech parts, spare ITR parts and engines. For privacy sake I don’t want to go into specifics but wow, simply wow.

An interesting discovery revealed that the Foss-Tech ITR’s have pre-production VIN’s, meaning Honda supplied them directly for racing purposes. Foss-Tech (UK based company that disappeared a number of years ago) built less than a dozen of these cars for European racing purposes and the price for each car was around 175k (some reports say 125k but it’s actually close to 175k. Some were raced directly by the shop while others went to other teams. These two cars in particular plus the other Foss-Tech parts were imported by Mark Hein (the guy that built and race my car) in 2000 when he raced my car at SPA.

Aside from the original ownership tie, my car was built using a lot Foss-Tech parts (all the carbon stuff and aspects of the cage design), various design influences (my boxed suspension setup) and items sourced from other European racing teams like ELR (my air box), Mardi Gras (my fuel system), Tompson, etc… I’ll post more on this later…

I’ll post up some more information later, but here’s a sample of what I saw:

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