Agree with the above... Ralph at RS said the same.
The thing is, right now the market is very soft. Ralph has a customer with an 04, low mileage, black, in mint condition that he has personally maintained and the guy would probably let it go for $44k.
So its a tough proposition to take these somewhat rough ones and fix them. Like $30k from ebay but then prob $40k once sorted (plus who knows what else may be lurking)
The red one I was looking at sold, but again, prob $40k once that one is sorted.
Add a few grand more and I know of at least two that dont need sorting at all and are newer (the 04 and an 02 in CA).
After thinking long and hard on the driving experience I did decide to go back to the NSX though. Ill always love the Esprit, but I seem to always end up comparing the driving experience of anything else to the NSX, so I realized that car was just "right" for me and went back (third one!).
I still plan to lurk around here and possibly show up at a NE event or two