This one with only 1,000 miles was just sold for...
Some would argue that the Honda S2000 is one of the best purist sports cars built in recent years, the first generation model in particular. If a Mazda MX-5 Miata wasn’t quite enough for you, Honda offered the perfect alternative. But the S2000 wasn’t for everyone. It makes you work in order to fully enjoy everything it had to offer. Once mastered, however, the rewards are vast.
Today, it’s not always so easy to find a used Honda S2000 bone stock. People loved to customize them and the results weren’t always so great. Even the ones left untouched have gathered up tens of thousands of miles, which makes sense considering Honda ceased production in 2009, nearly a decade ago.
But how much would a fully stock, low-mileage first generation Honda S2000 cost today? This 2000 model year Honda S2000 with 1,001 miles was just sold on Bring a Trailer for $48,000. So how in the hell was this New Formula Red AP1 model preserved for so long?
According to the auction site, the roadster was delivered new to Blair Honda in Altoona, Pennsylvania with only 12 miles on its odometer. The dealership opted to store it as part of its private collection and that’s where it remained until 2013 when the dealership was sold. That same year, its next owner registered it and added another 988 miles or so over the course of five years, which is literally nothing. The occasional spin around the neighborhood.
Take a look at the window sticker and you’ll see an original price tag of $32,000, meaning its new owner paid an additional $16,000 for the same car over 18 years after its initial dealer delivery. Is it worth that premium? We think so. With its 237-hp, 2.0-liter VTEC inline-four paired to a six-speed manual delivering power to the rear wheels only, this AP1 S2000 is likely one of the best all-around S2000s out there today. It came with all of its original documentation and everything works just as it should. If one were to pay nearly $50k for an S2000, this is the one to buy.