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There’s a delusional dealership in Texas that thinks someone will buy this S2000 for $150,000.

Golden era JDM and honest-to-goodness Honda’s are fetching a pretty penny as of late, no doubt, but the price this Texas Honda dealership is asking for their dealership owned 2009 Honda S2000 CR might be overpriced a tad. According to a listing that popped up on social media’s radar sometime yesterday (June 7, 2019) from Rudolph Honda based out of El Paso, TX, this super clean and barely driven 2009 Honda S2000 CR with less than 100 miles on the odometer can be yours for $149,995 and not a penny more.

Rewind nine years and this car was the epitome of all that was good in Honda at the time. For $37,000 if you plopped a fatty check then and there, you would’ve driven off in a Rio Yellow Pearl CR just like this one.

Made for only two years, the CR (or Club Racer) was an S2000 tuned to the nines for track duty.

51 pounds lighter than a regular S2000, notable improvements include aero upgrades with front and rear spoilers, a quicker steering ratio, larger rear tires, firmer springs and dampers, larger rear stabilizer bars and an exclusive wheel design.

A special sport-tuned exhaust did not increase power but hey, it sounds a bit meaner.

Inside, these CR’s got a special short shifter and some fancy stitching. The digital cluster comes with a special peak-power indicator that comes on when you’re presumably in VTEC making all 237 horses.

Suffice to say, this stiffer S2000 wasn’t just a color change with some special aluminum numbered plates or something.

Honda initially said they’d make anywhere between 1,500 and 2,000 CR’s between ’08-’09 but records show only 699 made it to our shores.

So yes, this obscenely expensive CR is rare, by definition.

This price is definitely an outlier. Consider this scatter plot on BAT for the S2000 with prices ranging from $10,000-$70,000. A couple of CR’s have passed through BAT as of late with prices hovering around $40,000.

OK, so this particular example is extremely low miles, we’ll give Rudolph Honda that, but it ain’t worth six figures!

And I’d be remiss not to mention that since this S2000’s been getting so much attention, they tacked on another $995 from yesterday. Seriously. Check out the price below and then check out the price when I screenshotted above. What gives?

I think this is a case of “fine, it’s for sale but not really.”

Or maybe it’s a case of shoot for the moon and land in the $80,000-$90,000 stars?

Who knows. It’s a moonshot for sure.

What do you think about this overpriced CR? Is this dealership out of his mind? Let me know in the comments below.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Also wanted to let you know the price started at $150,000 when first listed. I screen shoot when it first posted on cars.com

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