Spotless AP1 S2000s Are Still Available
Low-mileage, super-clean Honda S2000 AP1 sold for a pretty reasonable price in an online auction.
While flipping through the Honda listings on Bring-A-Trailer.com, we came across this stunning 2001 S2000 AP1. While many AP1 cars have been ridden hard and put up wet for nearly two decades, leaving many of them in rough condition, this auction shows that you can get a first generation S2000 in good shape and with lot mileage at a reasonable price.
Of course, it will take some hunting around and you might have to travel to a different country if you want an AP1 S2000 in good shape, stock form and with low mileage for a good price, but it is possible.
A Father’s AP1
The 2001 Honda S2000 shown here was purchased new by a man who lived in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The original owner drove the car for the past 17 years, putting just 10,692 kilometers on this AP1 (roughly 6,600 miles) and it has been kept stock during that time. It is painted Silverstone Metallic and features a gorgeous red leather interior layout on the inside, along with a black canvas convertible top and a matching tonneau for when the top is tucked away.
The listing mentions and shows some stone chips and other minor road wear, but for a 17-year-old car, there is no question that it looks amazing. There have been no accidents reported by CarFax and with everything being stock, the only component feature is the set of Bridgestone Potenza S-02 tires mounted at all four corners.
Clean Car, Good Deal
With so many AP1 S2000 units being battered by years of high performance driving and questionable modifications, this 2001 is a rare find in such great shape. This particular car sold on Bring-A-Trailer today for $22,472, so while to some people, that is a big price tag for a 17-year-old car, it is a solid price for what appears to be a very nice car.
Again, this car sold, but this is proof that with some due diligence, you can find a clean AP1 S2000 for a reasonable price. You might have to deal with the paperwork of importing the car from Canada, but for a serious buyer, there are options.
Click here for a look at the original auction listing, chock full of dozens more pictures of this 2001 Honda S2000.