Bone Stock AP1: 2000 Honda S2000 – SOLD!

May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

June 12, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this Honda S2000 “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

If you have to have one hobby or weekend car that can seemingly do it all, the Honda S2000 is a smart choice. These Japanese roadsters are already considered by many to be modern classics, and finding a good one now is a wise move given what they’ll likely be fetching in ten years’ time. Check out this clean two-owner example originally listed in May 2021 on Craigslist in Charlotte, North Carolina with two documented owners and under 40,000 original miles for $26,500. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool shows us there may be a slight gap between the ask and reality, as an “Excellent” S2000 is valued at $34,200, and a “Good” condition example at $18,200. Where does this clean S2000 fall in that spread?

The S2000 is one of those modern era classics that can sell one day for over $50,000, and another day be had for safely below $30,000. This is typically for a few reasons, one being there are plenty of modified examples out there that have clearly been subjected to the whims of younger owners with questionable tastes. Another is that some owners just follow the standard pricing guide baselines, which, like the Hagerty benchmarks above, confirm that cars in “Fair” to “Good” condition should be available for well under $20,000. But the essential goodness of the S2000 – a rev-happy monster that makes incredible moves while kissing 9,000 RPMs, all backed up by ironclad Honda reliability – makes the modern-day roadster like nothing else on the collector car marketplace. If anything, the good ones should be worth more.

This example is an early model, marking the first year the S2000 was offered in the United States. The seller shares that this is the third S2000 he’s owned, but he wasn’t looking for this car. It came to him when a family friend stopped driving due to health issues, and given the previous owner was a mature female, it seems like the odds are good that it wasn’t needlessly abused. The color combination is an easy one to live with, consisting of black paint over black leather with a black top, which also makes it harder to reject due to being offensive to one’s personal color palette. The seller confirms the S2000 remains completely stock, and he has recently changed all the fluids, including the differential, and saw no evidence of mechanical faults or other issues. The price may be a touch high for an example not presented with extensive photos and records, but I suspect an in-person visit would confirm it’s actually better than it appears in photos. Good luck with the purchase if you take this modern-era classic home.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I am the second owner, this is my third s2000. I purchased it in September 2020 and it has 39,000 miles currently. It is not my daily driver so the mileage only goes up slightly on weekends. The previous owner is a family friend, she no longer could drive the car due to health issues. The car has spent all of it’s time in North Carolina.

It was always garaged as her house, and I continue to garage it at mine. I recently changed the oil/trans/diff fluids and the underside is incredibly clean. I have never taken it out in the wet. The car is completely stock, original everything. Since taking ownership I have replaced the cabin filter, air intake filter engine oil, transmission fluid and differential fluid. The overall condition is very good, it drives/shifts very smooth. Pictures of all 10 matching VINs available.”

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