With only 34 miles on the clock, it's practically brand new.
While most see cars as a basic form of transport, a select few see them as investments, especially vehicles of a more exotic breed. Car collectors around the world preserve classic cars for prosperity, and one way of doing so is to park a car and throw away the keys. So-called "time capsule cars" are basically brand new cars that have been locked up and left to mature like a fine wine. These are usually the reserve of Italian supercars and classic American muscle cars, but legendary Japanese models are now starting to appear on auction sites. Cars such as the Honda Civic Type-R are selling for massive amounts of cash, and a recent listing on Mecum has people talking. This 2000 Honda S2000 has done only 34 miles since new and is now up for sale by the original owner.
The car pictured belongs to Hedy Cirrincione who according to sources bought the car in 2000 from a New York dealership after having bought a bright red version earlier in the year which she still drives to this day. According to Cirrincione the inspiration for preserving the car came from her brothers who used to daydream about owning brand new classic cars.
"They used to look at all these old cars and say, wouldn't it be great to own one brand-new with no miles on it," she said. When Cirrincione Bought the car it had 24 miles on the odometer. A friend then put 10 miles on the car before it was put on a trailer and shipped down to the east coast of Florida. This Silverstone Silver Metallic S2000 features the cult F20C Vtec 2.0-liter four-pot engine producing 240 horsepower. Power gets sent to the rear via a six-speed manual and the car rides on 16-inch five-spoke lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza S-02 tires.
The interior features push-button start, air conditioning, a stereo system, and a set of comfy bucket seats. Cirrincione recently decided that 20 years is enough time, and is now selling her prized Honda. With another S2000, and a 1970 Datsun 240Z in the garage, space was also becoming an issue. Cirrincione hopes to get $150,000 for this legendary Japanese sports car, which is believed to be the only brand-new version in existence. The car will be going up for auction in January at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida.