This AP1 S2000 With 5,800 Miles Just Sold
Considering the constant rise of used Honda S2000 prices, this low-mile AP1 might have been the bargain of the decade.
The S2000 is headed for mainstream classic status. It seems like every week that we hear of one in great condition being sold for a good chunk of money. But if the e-bay listing description is to be believed, the $26,100 price tag for this white roadster sounds like a huge win for the new owner.
Mysterious Previous Owner
The eBay listing stated that the car was a single-owner example in pristine condition both inside and out. The owner is not named, but is said to be a "prominent Indiana industrialist," who has been taking great care of the S2000 to maintain its condition.
Gently Driven in the Summer
The previous owner is said to have kept the AP1 in climate-controlled storage during the winter months and has only taken the car out for a few "gentle" leisure drives during the summer. That means that this example still retains the authentic S2000 character, as the powertrain and drivetrain have not seen much strain at all in the past 18 years.
The listing goes on to describe the technical information and capabilities of the S2000 that we are all familiar with. The high-revving 2.0-liter NA engine, the 50/50 weight distribution, and the ahead-of-its-time suspension and drivetrain elements all sound great on paper. But the true character of the AP1 comes alive in the raw and engaging driving experience. And that is why it has gathered such a loyal following among enthusiasts. The new owner is surely taking home a gem of automotive engineering.
How Much will Prices Rise?
This AP1 S2000, claimed to be in "showroom quality," may prove to be an amazing deal as more and more low-mile S2000s are traded in the used market. And that begs the question: how much more will S2000 prices continue to rise? If you ask me, we're only at the start of a surge in the S2000's mainstream desirability. And the exclusivity of these machines will lead to an unbalanced supply/demand ratio, causing prices to skyrocket even further. How much is the ceiling? Well, only time will tell.