Six Months Gone: 2000 Honda S2000 – STILL $39,500

by | Nov 2022 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

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November 6, 2022 Update – The private seller just replaced their expired ad with a sixth listing; in it, the description, pictures, and what is likely to be a very optimistic asking price all remain the same.

October 6, 2022 Update – The private seller just replaced their expired ad with a fifth listing; in it, the description, pictures, and what is likely to be a very optimistic asking price all remain the same.

September 4, 2022 Update – The private seller just replaced their expired ad with a fourth listing; in it, the description, pictures, and what is likely to be a very optimistic asking price all remain the same.

July 29, 2022 Update – The private seller just posted their third listing in as many months on Craigslist.  In their latest effort, the description, pictures, and asking price of $39,500 remain.

June 24, 2022 Update – The private seller just replaced their expired original listing with a second Craigslist ad. While the pictures and asking price remain the same, the description shows minor edits.

When you have a crowded market for a certain type of car, it helps to have some distinguishing features to set your car apart from the crowd. When it comes to the classic Honda S2000 roadster, there are plenty of poorly modified examples to choose from, but far fewer preserved specimens are available with low miles and at a decent price point. This 2000 Honda S2000 shows just over 34,000 miles and is loaded with factory options and some limited OEM-plus enhancements, with an asking price of $39,500. The S2000 is listed here on Craigslist in Rockville, Maryland, by the original owner with very few if any, major faults. Comparing the asking price against the Classic.com model page for the S2K shows us that the average selling price is shy of $30,000, with a recent high sale of $35,000.  If you are serious about buying this fast-appreciating roadster, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller here.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their S2000 featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

There’s little doubt the Honda S2000 will be a highly collectible car for years to come. When you combine scorching performance with impeccable reliability and low cost of ownership – all wrapped up in a sexy two-door convertible body – well, you’ve got a pretty reliable formula for success. The S2000 is also still reasonably affordable, considering how slick the factory packaging is, as few cars can deliver this level of performance and reliability for $30,000. The sad thing is that when cars are within reach of most enthusiasts, it’s almost inevitable that poor modifications are not far behind. Some S2000s are truly built cars with the right enhancements to transform them into track day warriors, but most collectors want a specimen that is still as it left the factory. If you really want to get top dollar, keep an S2000 or other limited-production sports car like this as close to stock as possible while adding all available factory options that are likely near-impossible to find today. The seller’s car is loaded up with perhaps the most desirable OEM upgrade outside of a Comptech supercharger, which is the front and rear spoilers.

The MotorWeek Retro Review YouTube Channel features this ’00 Honda S2000 road test when new:

Now, the factory options list for an S2000 isn’t exactly long, but it’s nice to find a car that was clearly spec’d out to the max by the original owner. As mentioned, it has the desirable chin spoiler and rear lip spoiler on the trunk. I had a friend with a Suzuka Blue S2000, and he waited for months for the chin spoiler to show up at the Honda dealer; I can’t imagine it’s gotten any easier to find. The seller notes his car sports the optional black chrome emblems, side strakes, six-disc CD changer, titanium shift knob, and even door edge guards. Now, there aren’t Earth-shattering enhancements, but there’s something inherently appealing about a car that sports all the OEM goodies. The only “aftermarket” adjustments are likely the only Honda-approved components you can add without violating the warranty, which are some upgraded sway bars made by Comptech. The cosmetics are outstanding, and the interior shows virtually no wear-and-tear. Overall, S2000s will likely never be cheaper than they are now, and this one will almost certainly hold its value for the long term.

Here’s the seller’s original description:

“Honda Signature color, SilverStone Metallic, mirror finished-Showroom Condition. Exceptional low mileage 34,081 miles! Accident-free. Original owner, garage kept. The Car has been DETAILED yearly including body, engine & interior, This is definitely one of a kind, fantastic opportunity to own a classic roadster!

The car is Fully equipped W/ALL OEM original accessories – including: Front Chin & Rear spoilers, black chrome black emblem kit, side strakes, Titanium Shift knob, Floor Mats(driver & pass side -recently replaced w/oem new ones), a 6 CD changer that is remote mounted (standard) in the trunk w/ CD holders – Integrated with the stock Digital AM/FM/CD (holds one 1 CD) Premium Stereo sound system w/anti theft feature, rear storage pocket, Cargo Net(storage on Pass side) Aero Screen.Door edge guards. Car came w/a rear stabilizer owner replaced w/a new rear and Front(mounted in Engine) COMPTECH STABILIZERS.

Car comes stock with: 240 HP 2.0 Liter DOHC 4 cylinders 16 valve VTECH engine. Redlines at 9000 RPMs; 6-speed fully synchromesh manual transmission.LIMITED SLIP differential, Double Wishbone 4 wheel independent suspension, Electric Power Assisted Rack & Pinion Steering w/FACTORY 3 spoke steering wheel w/ mounted cruise control, Fast-ratio power steering, Full array of FACTORY installed gauges, Black Hide-away Convertible top with boot cover, Factory 16″ Alloy Machine finished wheels w/ Hi-speed radials, Ultra sharp 4-wheel ABS power disk brakes w/wheel locks (owner installed)-tires have less then 4,000 miles & practically new battery w/only 870 miles on it-maintained on a battery tender. Incredible Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlights, Power controlled remote dual Side Mirrors Body color, Like New Black Sport seats w/ full factory console, interior panels, and carpets in pristine conditions no signs of wear, a Digital Speedo read out MPH or KPH w/adjustable lighting & 2 trip odometers. PUSH BUTTON START integrated with the clutch for safety, great sounding dual exhaust, the car comes with a keyless entry system which includes a remote trunk opener & anti-theft-immobilization system.

Car has many more standard options, please contact the owner for a copy of the Window sticker & a list of
remaining options. All owner manuals & instructions included & complete service records history available.”

Never cheaper: Do you think S2000s will ever go down in price, or is this as cheap as it’s going to get for a bone-stock example?  

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