If you have a 1999-2000 Honda Civic Si with relatively low miles on the odometer, now might be a good time to think about selling it. According to Bring A Trailer.com on one of their latest auctions that ended just last month, an Electron Blue EM1 Civic Si garnered a whopping $9,300 from the winning bidder, making it one of the highest selling Civic Si’s in Bring A Trailer history. It’s a trend, Civic Si’s selling for big bucks, and that will continue for the immediate future. Check out a walkaround video of this pristine EM1 below as well as a picture.
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This particular EM1 seems to have the “holy trinity” for used car sales. It’s one owner, less than 100,000 miles on the odometer and is pretty much stock. This EM1’s original home was a California dealership where it spent most of its life. That means rust-free living. The owner only recently moved to Illinois, taking the EM1 with him. There are 97,322 miles on the odometer to be exact during the time of sale. Someone most likely hinted to the owner that rolling over 100,000 miles would put it over that unwritten rule of used car sales. Mostly stock is in reference to its lowered ride height. While the stock EM1 damper and springs were more aggressive than its base model counterpart, in 2017, stock height looks almost monster truck-ish. A set of Neuspeed Race springs sorted out the ride height.
With the new 2017 Honda Civic Si along with its hotter brother, the Type R, debuting, interest in its more popular, older models has increased. Just look at the prices of first gen NSX’s, they’ve more than doubled since the second gen NSX hit the market. The same story carries over to this golden child of the 90’s.
So if you own an EM1 and don’t drive it much, now would be a great time to sell it. And if you’re in the market for a 1999-2000 Honda Civic Si yourself, you might want to snag one now while prices stay reasonable.