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2000 Honda S2000

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  • Mileage~88,136
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.0L
  • LocationHailsham

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2000 Honda S2000

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Introduction

Alan Stuart
Professional Consigner

What do you get when you combine a well-balanced chassis, high revving performance engine with a manual gearbox - one of the most thrilling motoring experiences of your life - the epic Honda S2000.

The S2000 has all the ingredients of an exceptional sports car, front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, and perfect 50:50 weight distribution with only 2 seats.

The Honda S2000 was first introduced in 1999 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Honda and was produced for 10 years - during that time only 8,000 came to the UK.

The car was given the chassis designation AP1 and featured a bulletproof 1,997cc inline four-cylinder DOHC-VTEC engine. The F-series engine in the S2000 held the crown for the highest specific output of a naturally aspirated engine for 10 years, only being dethroned with the launch of the Ferrari 458.

The output was thanks to the 11.7:1 compression ratio, roller rocker valve train, variable valve timing (VVT), and impressive 1.82:1 rod-to-stoke ratio that let the 2-litre engine hit 9,000 rpm.

Mark has owned this car for the past 19 years, he had a lot of fun in the S2000 and has been a meticulous owner over the years, with a very strict service and maintenance plan in place.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Mark the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

After 19 years with this car, I've grown quite attached, however, I cannot justify owning two-weekend cars anymore.

Mark has owned the car since 2002, and since then he's had the S2000 serviced annually. As you can see in the history and paperwork media pack, the car comes with excellent provenance and only one previous owner.

Mark has completed around ~90% of the total mileage over his ownership, taking the car on regular weekend trips around the UK.

The car originally caught his eye on a Honda Dealership forecourt whilst driving home from work, around a week later Mark returned to test drive and purchase the car for every day use and as an enjoyable car for the weekend, which he has kept garaged since taking ownership.

Mark reports no major work has been carried out, only the clutch master cylinder in 2011 and the original Honda security that went faulty in 2018 - he replaced it with the Sigma S4 Security system.

Mark will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Exterior

Instantly recognisable styling that has aged very well, in its iconic silver paintwork.

Wheels and Tyres

The S2000 is fitted with the original 16" 5-Spoke Honda alloys, which appear in great condition after careful ownership from Mark, both front wheels look good, however, there are some curbing marks on the rear alloys.

The wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone Turanza's on the front dated 2018/19, and on the rear; Aoteli P307's dated 2019.

Bodywork

The bodywork on this 'S' car appears all original and in great condition, with no major wear to note. The car has been dry-stored in Mark's garage over his ownership and it really shows.

We noticed some very minor stone chips to the front splitter, that look to be in line with the age and mileage of the car.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

The silver paint is deep and glossy, which gleamed brightly on our visit. The colour is consistent and looks even across each panel as you can see in the media.

Again, the images taken are from different angles and reflections to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. Please take the time to fully assess the condition.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks in good condition across the car, along with the trim. We noticed one minor chip/crack in the front windscreen (which is not an MOT failure). Mark is hesitant to change, as it's the original Honda glass.

All the window rubbers and seals appear tight with no signs of excessive wear or degrading.

Interior

Performance-focused seating position ready for your track day or European road-trips.

Seats and Carpets

These deeply bolstered sport seats are ready to hold you round the corners and present in very good condition throughout. We noticed some very slight sagging on the driver's bottom bolster, however, they are in line with their age and mileage.

Carpets, door cards, and convertible headlining appear in good condition too; unfaded, and have been well looked after throughout Mark's ownership.

Dashboard

The dashboard has stood the test of time and looks good on this sporty roadster from the '00s.

The rev range covers the complete width of the steering wheel, letting you know you have up to 9,000 revolutions per minute to play with.

Mark reports everything is working as it should.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gearstick are in great original condition.

The alloy gearstick splits the cabin space with the smaller black sports steering wheel in its very driver-focused position.

Mechanics

The S2000 body structure and chassis offer levels of rigidity completely unheard of in convertibles of the time.

Engine and Gearbox

What really sets this Honda apart is the engine, producing a mere 237bhp from its 2L block - impressive enough today let alone back in 2000. The four-pot is placed so far back, technically the S2000 is a front / mid-engine sports car.

Once Martin pushed the start button, the 2.0L sprung into life and the car quickly came up to temperature settling down to a smooth idle shortly after, with no unwanted noises.

Please take a look at the cold start and the on-the-road footage and commentary in the mechanical video.

Suspension and Brakes

A double-wishbone set up is found all around. Mark reports suspension and brakes work faultlessly, mentioning a firm and sporty ride with stopping on-demand performance.

The Drive

Strap in, because you should really need a pilot's license to drive one of these. The valves open at 6,000rpm and that's when you hear the car scream at you, you just want to scream back but there's no time as you'll already be at 9,000rpm with the car begging you to change, you change in a blink and you'll be back at 6,000 to do it all over again.

Adam, our CEO here at Trade Classics bought one back in 2004, brand new, he had it for three years and clocked up a colossal 93,000 miles. Adam said it never missed a beat and it was the best car he's ever owned - he's also a 911 guy too!

Electrics and Other

Mark reports all the switches, lights, and buttons work as they should. He also mentions the original Honda tape player is installed in the front with an additional 6-stack CD player located in the boot.

History and Paperwork

The car comes with an excellent amount of provenance from 19 years of meticulous ownership - this is one seriously good example which will make a great investment opportunity and one you'll be able to properly enjoy as well.

As you can see from the paperwork media pack, the car comes with a lot of previous services, clean MOT reports, and receipts for the little amount of work carried out.

As mentioned, Mark reports no major work has been carried out on either the engine or bodywork. The clutch master cylinder was replaced in 2011 and a Sigma S4 Security System fitted in 2018.

Mark will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

The car is also fitted with a personalised number plate which will be included in the sale : S200 OOA.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
12.05.2021 MOT 87,657
12.05.2021 Service 87,657
08.06.2020 MOT 85,984
08.06.2020 Service 85,984
01.05.2019 MOT 84,042
01.05.2019 Service 84,042
24.04.2018 MOT 82,648
24.04.2018 Service 82,648
02.05.2017 MOT 81,043
02.05.2017 Service 81,043
04.05.2016 MOT 77,979
04.05.2016 Service 77,979
30.04.2015 MOT 74,653
30.04.2015 Service 74,653
05.03.2014 MOT 73,098
05.03.2014 Service 73,098
15.03.2013 MOT 71,251
15.03.2013 Service 71,251
06.03.2012 MOT 68,761
06.03.2012 Service 68,761
22.03.2011 MOT 67,130
22.03.2011 Service 67,130
14.04.2010 MOT 62,854
14.04.2010 Service 62,854
11.04.2009 MOT 56,416
11.04.2009 Service 56,416
17.04.2008 MOT 50,060
17.04.2008 Service 50,060
05.05.2007 Service 44,099
25.04.2007 MOT 43,887
29.04.2006 Service 36,761
29.04.2006 MOT 36,761
28.04.2005 Service (MD) 30,372
04.05.2004 Service (MD) 26,242
06.05.2003 Service (MD) 20,807
30.04.2002 Service (MD) 14,226
01.06.2001 Service 7,866
Key Details
  • ModelS2000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date11.05.2000
  • CC1,997
  • Mileage~88,136
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourSilver
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #JHMAP1130YT004121
  • Engine #F20C21003367
  • MOTYes. Exp - 07.06.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre BrandBridgestone / Aoteli
  • Tyre Age2018/19
  • Security SysSigma S4
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned19 years
  • Key FeatureOwnership and condition






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