June 21, 2024

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This $80K S2000 shows that rare, perfect-condition cars are still commanding big bucks — Petersen Automotive Museum

This $80K S2000 shows that rare, perfect-condition cars are still commanding big bucks — Petersen Automotive Museum

There is a great deal of uncertainty in the earth ideal now. We have touched on what the coronavirus pandemic suggests for the world-wide vehicle market place, but the situation for quite a few auction firms is sink or swim. Stay auctions that ended up prepared for spring or summer months have been postponed until eventually the drop or moved to on-line-only, as is the situation with RM’s Palm Beach front auction in late March and its upcoming Essen auction in June.

Meanwhile, over at Carry a Trailer, tiny appears to have changed. Last 7 days, a 2008 Honda S2000 CR bought for $80,325 including buyer’s premium. That auto set a history, beating a never ever-pushed, never-registered AP1 that offered for much more than $70,000 very last calendar year. Why did this S2000 offer for 34 percent above the normal #1-issue (Concours) price and for additional than 2 times the car’s $37,000 MSRP?

It was clear from the listing that this automobile was distinctive. For a single, this CR experienced only been driven 1300 miles. On top of that, the motor vehicle was at first owned by Honda’s American arm, then offered to an staff.

Much less than 700 S2000 CRs were made in between the 2008 and 2009 model years. To lessen weight and reduce the center of gravity, the S2000 CR did with out the foundation car’s spare tire and only presented air conditioning and radio as selections. This CR has people possibilities, producing it fewer scarce but extra livable. (Much less than 10 % of CRs had been optioned with the twin delete.) Neither is this motor vehicle the rarest color—that honor belongs to Grand Prix White, with only 90 built. Like all CRs, it wears a two-tone, yellow-and-black interior with Alcantara trim.