Bring a Trailer: Low-Mileage 2005 Honda S2000
With only 6,300 miles on the odometer, this near-pristine AP2 might be the perfect Honda for an investment.
Forget Back to the Future and Deloreans; this super-low-mileage 2005 Honda S2000 up for auction on Bring a Trailer is a real time machine. With just 6,300 gentle miles on the Sebring Silver Metallic AP2, this harkens back to the time of MySpace and the last Star Wars film that would ever be made (Oh, wait…).
Maybe it wasn’t a totally innocent time, but 12 years at least seems a long time ago. Yet, the S2000 still represents as close to a modern classic as you’re likely to find from this millennium.
A lot of enthusiasts seem to prefer the AP1, but the facelifted S2000 still looks sharp. The color combination of the black interior with silver exterior pops just right with the right kind of zazz that the S2000’s Porsche and BMW competitors lacked.
The only non-original equipment is where the rubber meets the road. The seller put new tires 500 miles ago while at the same time having the wheels powder-coated in gunmetal gray. Sure, it’s not “all original” at this point, but we dig the “shades of gray” look.
Curiously, the Bring a Trailer seller bought the car from an Acura dealership just three years ago. It had only 3,800 miles on the clock at the time, meaning this one’s seen little wear. It underwent a full inspection at the time of sale and has had regular maintenance performed on it. The car comes with all maintenance records, a fitted car cover, and even the factory tool kit.
This minty AP2 ended up selling for $31,000, about $2,000 less than the MSRP of a brand new one, back in 2005.
So what is this car really worth? Hagerty doesn’t have any Valuation information on the AP2 yet, but a last-year AP1 should bring well north of $30,000 in Concours condition. That has remained a pretty steady number over the last five years. However, Hagerty also called it a future classic in 2014, the same year this Bring a Trailer seller bought this one. Maybe he heeded their advice.