S2000 CR Listed for $79,000 and We Should All Start to Worry
At least that’s what the former owner claims. We’ll let you be the judge.
Club Racer Spec
The S2000 CR is a lightweight racing version of the already capable rear wheel drive platform. Only 1,400 were made and they featured increased spring rates with stronger dampening as well as larger anti-roll bars from the factory. Aero was slightly revised over standard and it was noticeably lighter than the run of the mill offerings that Honda made prior to this.
Rarest of the Rare
Now, when it comes to rare cars there are always a small percentage that become super rare—options, color combinations or other quirks that suddenly become desirable. That’s sort of what happened with this car. It’s a perfect storm of factory options that make it very, very valuable. So how do you make a car that is already different even more special?
Of the 1,400 CRs Honda let out of the factory only 8 were made with the following combination: no radio, no air conditioning, and Grand Prix White paint. This combination may sound funny, but minor details like this can allow a car that once sold for an MSRP of $35,000 for almost double that price. Now let’s talk about the money.
Actual Sale Figures
Ferrarichat is where the car was listed with the seller stating the car was a clean titled California vehicle—obviously no rust—and only 2 owners who owned it previously. The first owner was only described as an “enthusiast” with the second being described as a car collector that took good care of the vehicle. Mileage is scant at just 5,900. All of this begs the question: what did the car actually sell for? No actual figure was reported, however, the owner was quick to claim it sold for “a number in the $60,000 range.” If true, this is one of the most expensive S2000s ever sold.
S2000 or 911?
Will the S2000 become the next car to skyrocket into the realm of unobtanium? It’s actually very possible when you stop and think about what Honda is producing right now. Want a sports car from them that drives through the rear wheels? You’re currently out of luck. As many enthusiasts have crashed these cars or converted them to heavy track use there may be few super clean low mileage examples left in the future. If that is the case and Honda doesn’t reintroduce the S2000 or an equivalent then prices will rise as enthusiasts create the marketplace for a demand that isn’t filled by the manufacturer. Now might be the best time to start snatching up Club Racers. Hope you enjoyed reading.