Bone Stock AP1: 2000 Honda S2000 – Sold?
March 11, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Every now and again, we look at a car and know we should be buying one just to put away. If we all had a giant pole barn in our backyard, who knows what would fill it – but a first-generation Honda S2000 should definitely be on the list. This 2000 S2000 is a desirable “AP1” model and was originally listed in February 2022 on Craigslist near Greenville, South Carolina in stock condition with the only alteration being an aftermarket radio. The seller is asking $26,000, and comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller is in range, with an “Excellent” condition model valued at $39,800 and a “Good” model at $25,900.
The AP1 S2000 is sought after by many enthusiasts for a simple reason: its redline was a touch higher than subsequent models, and it delivered the full extent of the hair-raising experience VTEC-equipped Hondas are known for. If you’ve ever driven one of these cars in anger, there’s a feeling of Should I really be doing this when you first mash the throttle all the way up to the fuel cutoff. Then you realize just how much the car comes alive in the upper rev ranges and you want to do it time and again. The only thing that gives you pause, really, is how incredibly expensive a mis-shift will be. Aside from that, it’s like driving any other Honda, which is to say mostly worry-free.
The Hagerty Insurance YouTube Channel provides this buyer’s guide video of the Honda S2000:
The seller’s car is an attractive example and miles are on the lower side, clocking in at just 62,575. We’ve profiled a few S2000s over the past year, and it seems like many owners can’t resist making a few tweaks to the drivetrain; we like this one for remaining completely stock under the hood. Of course, there’s a big reason for that, and it’s because the seller has an outstanding loan on the car which is he is likely trying to pay off with the proceeds of this sale. The ask is not out of line, but most of the S2000s I’ve seen with a near-$30K ask wear a rarer paint code or have lower miles. The seller’s car is one of the more common colors, and while the miles are low, they’re not incredibly low. All that said, it’s hard to find a real-deal AP1 that hasn’t been messed with, so perhaps it’s worth seeing if you can help the seller get out of his car loan with a fair offer.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Extremely clean Honda S2000 with only 62,575 miles. Clean Title and never been in an accident.
Everything about this car is OEM except the stereo I’ve installed but I do still have the OEM stereo and disc changer that came with it.
The only thing is the soft top plastic popped in 2 spots other than that perfect condition inside and out.
Comes with 2 keys Valet key and 4 remote entries.
Asking 28,000 OBO the car is still financed..“
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