As a long-time Honda fanatic, I skidded to a stop (figuratively, anyway) with my mouse scrolling when I came across a listing for a Honda S2000. It’s a car so special that I have one in my own collection.
“Super clean, super fun,” the listing begins. “Here’s your opportunity to own a piece of automotive history and get behind the wheel of an ultra-clean 2000 Honda S2000 with only 68,900 miles.”
The seller goes on to describe the condition: “This sporty roadster is in superb, excellent condition inside and out. Extremely well-maintained. No mods, all original. Average of 3,000 miles driven per year. Always garaged!”
The S2000 was a high-revving two-seat sports car produced between 2000 and 2009 for the United States market. Available only with a six-speed manual transmission, it used an inline-four motor and was developed on a lightweight, nimble platform with optimal 50/50 balance. To this day, it remains desirable among collectors, but the platform was also popular in the import tuning culture, so many S2000s have been modified or wrecked in the nearly 15 years since it went out of production.
There were two iterations for the S2000, starting with the “AP1” from 2000 through 2003 followed by the “AP2” from 2004 through 2009. There were noteworthy differences between them including changes to the front and rear fascias, engine output, and technology. This garage-kept “S2K” comes from the first model year and appears to be highly original. It has been garage-kept as shown in the photos that accompany the listing, and it even comes with a fitted factory car cover.
Power for this car came from an F20C 2.0-liter “VTEC” four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and a sky-high 8,800-rpm redline. Honda touted this engine to have the highest output of a naturally-aspirated production car engine in the world at the time of its launch. A Torsen limited-slip differential helped keep the car in control under various acceleration and handling circumstances.
The cabin of the S2000 was all about driver-centric simplicity. The seller notes that the power-operated convertible top is in like-new condition, and “the black leather interior doesn’t have a single blemish.”
“These extremely well-engineered Japanese sports cars are in high demand,” the listing states. “Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a piece of automotive history.”
The asking price is $31,750 or best offer.