Here’s a fact that may surprise you: the Honda S2000 is quickly becoming expensive. And I don’t mean they dropped down to five grand, and now you can pick one up for ten. I mean really nice examples are more expensive than they were back when they were new, and they seem to be going up quickly.
I’ve learned this as I’ve checked recent auction results for Honda S2000 models, where I’ve discovered that nice examples of the S2000 are clearly starting to attract the interest of collectors. Really pristine S2000 models have sold for $70,000 or more, which is an absolutely insane figure considering that S2000 models cost half that back when they were new — and they aren’t exactly ancient classic cars that are gaining in value like other vintage vehicles. The oldest S2000 isn’t even 20 years old, and the newest ones are only about 10 years old! And yet, they’re starting to gain rapidly.
I guess this shouldn’t be that surprising. The S2000 is a special car designed with a special focus on driver enjoyment. It’s low on technology and it touts a manual transmission, which has been the darling of car collectors and enthusiasts in the recent decade or so. It’s also not made anymore, which helps, it’s rear-wheel drive, which helps, and it wasn’t especially common even back when it was on sale as a new car.
But I’m still shocked by some of these prices. Go on Autotrader right now and you will discover that the priciest S2000 models — low-mileage versions of the high-performance S2000 CR — are listed for over $60,000, which is obviously massive money for a 4-cylinder Honda. Prices drop from there, but not substantially: low-mileage examples of regular S2000s are listed for around $35,000, meaning they haven’t really dropped in absolute dollar terms since they were new. It’s impressive.
So impressive, in fact, that I’d suggest an S2000 as a decent investment if you were interested in such a car. No, I don’t think it’ll gain in value more than it will cost you to own it — but based on current price trends, it certainly won’t be losing in value. And it’s always nice to be able to enjoy a fun sports car and not lose a penny while you use it. Find a Honda S2000 for sale