V8-Powered Honda S2000 Sells For A Steal

Auctions / Comments

It sold for less than what a brand-new model cost in 2009.

A Honda S2000 with an LS swap recently sold for $27,500 on Bring A Trailer. That's around half of what a new BMW Z4 costs, making it a bit of a bargain.

It's a 2001 model, equipped with a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V8 with an LS7 camshaft, L92 cylinder heads, 1200cc fuel injectors, and an AEM engine management system. Though no power figures are provided, we're guessing it's more than the standard four-cylinder NA Honda motor, which provided 237 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. On the downside, it's implausible the LS engine can hit 8,000 rpm. That was one of the S2000's main selling points. Please bring this car back, Honda.

The drive is still sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed Tremec manual transmission.

Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer

Underneath it has a PuddyMod limited-slip differential, adjustable coilovers, and a custom stainless steel exhaust.

The previous owner refreshed the brown and black interior and added an Alpine head unit on the inside. As a bonus, the sale also included spare door panels, service records, factory brochures, and a miniature scale model. Honda recently started manufacturing original parts for the S2000, so owners can keep their cars as original as possible.

The body started out in silver but was repainted in Ferrari Grigio Silverstone. It has aftermarket front and rear spoilers and an aftermarket top with a fixed glass window.

According to the car's Carfax report, it was involved in a front-end collision in October 2004, which is pretty much standard for an early S2000.

Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Greatest GM Cars Not From The US
Greatest GM Cars Not From The US
9 Greatest Automotive Innovations
9 Greatest Automotive Innovations

It was a notoriously twitchy car, and Honda only started adding traction control as standard later on in the car's life. We'd be surprised to find an S2000 that didn't spend at least some time parked in a ditch.

Other flaws include rock chips, cracking paint, and a driver's side tailgate that becomes foggy when the car is washed.

The list of standard features carried over from the donor car includes air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and that famous early 2000's digital rev counter. However, with this engine it will never see 9,000 rpm.

It's far from a pristine example, but the S2000 is a prime candidate for classic status. Whether it will still be considered a classic with an LS under the hood remains to be seen. A low-mileage original recently sold for $62,000.

Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer

Join The Discussion

Gallery

18
Photos
Back
To Top