Let’s be honest here, the automotive market has peeked into absolute absurdity! Whether you associate the ridiculous prices of cars in today’s market a fluke, related to supply chain issues, greedy people, or just COVID-19, prices have been beyond ludicrous. We agree with the sentiments of Nicolas Cage’s Randall ‘Memphis’ Raines’ character on ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ when he said, “There’s too many self-indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money!”
We all know that the prices are the result of a collective of reasons. However, the future doesn’t show any changes in the way things are going so we will continue to see Honda S2000s sell for six figures like this rare and unique 2009 S2000 CR, which sold for an astonishing $200,000 on Bring A Trailer this week. That shatters the recent record of a 5,500-mile 2008 Honda S2000 CR selling for $127,500 on the same auction site back in February of this year.
Sure, a Honda S2000 is no Ferrari or supercar for that matter. It is, however, a special car for us enthusiasts and its classic roots and 8,000+ RPM happy place is something we can all get behind and cherish as being one of the newest “classics” for people like us. Not to mention, there were only 700 S2000 CRs (Club Racer) models ever produced for the U.S. market touting a 2.2-liter inline-4-cylinder VTEC engine producing 237 horsepower. While this example that sold for $200k is quite a rarity among rarities with only 123 miles on the clock, it shows how crazy the current automotive market has become.
Will things make a turn this year? Likely, not, unless we enter into some war with a country that’s never supplied us with any cars. Until then, get used to this absurdity!