Let's Examine This S2000 That Sold for $48,000

The difference is this one cost a lot more than the ones you and I are likely to find on craigslist.

By Christopher Hurst - January 18, 2019
Let's Examine This S2000 That Sold for $48,000
Let's Examine This S2000 That Sold for $48,000
Let's Examine This S2000 That Sold for $48,000
Let's Examine This S2000 That Sold for $48,000
Let's Examine This S2000 That Sold for $48,000

1,001 miles

How in the world someone bought an S2000 and managed to only drive it 1,001 miles makes no sense. These cars are definitely meant to be driven, but as such that’s what the lucky buyer of this bright red S2k ended up with. It’s an immaculate example that literally looks like it was just launched by Honda last week. Incredibly clean.

image courtesy of jalopnik.com 

Mystery Driver

The owner of this perfect example is none other than Indy Car legend Graham Rahal. This makes the sale really interesting because it shows even pro racers love these cars. No matter how fast you go or what type of machine you race, you can appreciate the engineering and simplicity that goes into making the S2000 such a great car. It’s pretty cool to think about a guy who does those kinds of speeds for a living cracking a smile at a 240hp car that costs fractions of the equipment he’s used to. 

>>Join the conversation about just why this S2000 sold for so much right here in the S2Ki.com forum. 

He Paid WHAT!?

Ok, the sale price of this car is a little hard to swallow at $48,000, but it’s a great sign for owners all over the world. These cars are definitely going up in value and it wouldn’t be surprising if these cars crack $50,000 regularly at some point for clean examples. As mentioned previously they are tremendously satisfying to drive and offer a lot of thrills so people value them. Better get one quick before more racing drivers inflate the prices.

image courtesy of bringatrailer.com 

>>Join the conversation about just why this S2000 sold for so much right here in the S2Ki.com forum. 

Generation 1

This example was made in 2000 which makes it an AP1—or 1st generation. AP2s were refined by comparison from a suspension geometry stand point, but that doesn’t mean the AP1 isn’t seriously quick. Upgrades are readily available, but it makes you wonder whether or not Rahal will keep the car stock or driving the living snot out of it. We say drive it, though it can be tempting to preserve an example this perfect. What would you do with it?

image courtesy of jalopnik.com

>>Join the conversation about just why this S2000 sold for so much right here in the S2Ki.com forum. 

Bring A Trailer

BAT has become synonymous with some of the coolest, rarest and downright impressive offerings in the car world. It’s no surprise that something this nice popped up and makes you wonder what else is out there in the Honda universe that people are just sitting on. If you have an S2000 that is really clean you may want to consider holding onto it or avoiding modifying it excessively. You just might be dealing with a serious classic in due time. Hope you enjoyed and we hope you’re out driving your S2000 this week. Thanks for reading.

image courtesy of jalopnik.com

>>Join the conversation about just why this S2000 sold for so much right here in the S2Ki.com forum. 

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