1999 Honda S2000



This 1999 Honda S2000 AP1 is an early version of Honda’s open-top JDM hero and benefits from a neat specification. It is powered by a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine which outputs 178kW and 208Nm at a high-revving 8300rpm and 7500rpm, respectively. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, with the car said to complete a zero to 100km/h run in 6.4 seconds. This example currently displays 146,711km on its odometer.



During the 1960s Honda built some of Japan’s most innovative convertible sports cars such as the S600 and S800 roadsters. It was a long time before the Japanese brand revived the S nameplate, but in 1999 the Honda S2000 came along based on a motor show design and commemorated Honda’s 50th anniversary. It was named for its engine displacement of two litres, but importantly, that VTEC engine loved to rev like its S600 and S800 forebears. At the time, the S2000 engine produced the highest specific output of any naturally-aspirated engine in the world. Other hallmark attributes of the S2000 include the 50:50 weight distribution, double wishbone suspension, electrically folding soft-top, and integrated roll hoops.



Currently finished in White over a black leather interior, this S2000 sits on a set of 17-inch Volk Racing TE37 SL wheels and has been lowered, a sports muffler system, and a set of upgraded AP2 brake lights. It stocks a black soft-top roof and an aftermarket Sony head unit. The Honda badge has been removed from the front end.



Originally built in June 1999, this Honda S2000 was complied in Australia in August 1999 and delivered new to Australia shortly thereafter. The current owner notes that the car was well cared for by two previous owners before him, who assured there was no accident damage prior to his purchase. The three-owner car is in excellent working order, having received periodic maintenance throughout its life. Recent repairs include a new battery earlier this year, a new clutch kit, and a full service was completed in September 2021. Previous service history and user manuals have been lost.



Exterior condition for this car is fair, considering its age and mileage. The white paintwork presently cleanly on the whole, but on closer inspection the car exhibits some minor imperfections in various areas. Some chipping is seen on the door edges, minor stone chips and paint splits are seen on the front bar, and scuffing is identified on the side skirts.  The vehicle has had a respray at some stage, indicated by the engine bay showing the original colour. The soft-top roof looks weathered in areas, with some corners displaying fraying. Three of the four TE37 SL wheels show curb rash, while Bridgestone tyres look to retain a good amount of tread.



The interior shows in decent order, with leather sports seats that largely retain their original form. The passenger seat fares better than the driver’s, considering some leather splitting and wear is noted on the driver’s bolsters. More obvious signs of use can be seen on touch points including the steering wheel and switchgear. Other signs of use damage include peeling window tint on the passenger window and the driver’s floor mat is fraying. This car will be sold with its four original Honda wheels and original muffler system.



This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 20/01/22 and is not recorded as stolen or written off. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.



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