The auction hammer fell at $50,000 for this 2000 Honda Civic Si: Ludicrous Sale
The 2000 Honda Civic Si is a great vintage year for this Japanese pocket rocket. These cars were very well made and very fun to drive. This example is unusual because of its very low mileage and unique Electron Blue color. However, at $50,000 one has to ask what else you could buy for that kind of money? The seller made out like a bandit and the buyer probably got the best 2000 Honda Civic Si in existence—but they paid the ultimate price and then some! All things equal, this $50,000 sale of an ultra-low mileage Civic might make my 2,000 mile Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 Black Series worth $500,000. What is going on? Call it BaT mania. This is an extraordinary result on a nice, but historically insignificant car. $50,000 buys a lot of car out there. If the buyer wanted the best Civic Si out there that is what they got. However, the buyer’s bank account is empty and there is little chance of finding another buyer at that price.
From BaT: This 2000 Honda Civic Si was delivered new to Pompano Honda of Pompano Beach, Florida and was acquired from its original owner in 2004 by the seller, who moved the car to Washington. Now showing just over 5,600 miles, this Civic is finished in Electron Blue over a patterned gray cloth interior, and its 1.6-liter VTEC inline-four is paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. Other features include a sunroof, air conditioning, and cruise control, as well as a Pioneer stereo and a DC Sports lower tie bar. The car was last serviced by the seller in 2017, at which point the coolant and oil were changed. This EM1 Civic Si is now offered with its window sticker, partial service records, an accident-free Carfax report, and a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.
The seller made out here with this extraordinary outcome. The collector car auction world has gone berserk.