All things are temporary. When I say things, I mean most any thing. They start out simple, get better with time, and then eventually the become extinct. Dinosaurs; yup, 240 Million BC to 66 Million BC. Classic music; sure thing 1750-1820. Rock and roll music; 1960-1980. And there is another rule, the best example of said thing happens towards the end of the timespan of said thing. Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct in 66MBC, Beethoven died in 1827, and John Bonham died in 1980. Which brings us to today’s topic – the thing is the sports car; born in 1903 and dead in 2009. Some 60 horsepower Mercedes was the first sports car, but the Honda S2000 was the last. Find this 2001 Honda S2000 offered for $9,800 in Atlanta, GA. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Honda S2000 is one of those cars that you’ll wonder why you didn’t buy as many as you could fit into a large barn and store for future appreciation (side note, please don’t do that, it is a jerky thing). Why will the S2000 be worth beaucoup bucks in the future? Two reasons; 1 — it wasn’t built in high numbers for the USA, 66k in 9 years (compare this to 74k of the 84-89 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera) and 2 — it has no competition for what it does best. Yes, I’m talking about the 9000 rpm redline, amazingly tight chassis, and celebrated reliability. Get one now before they become unobtanium. Find this 2003 Honda S2000 offered for $13,000 in Fayetteville, NC via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The Mazda MX-5 is lauded for its excellent handling chassis and essential sports car credentials, but nobody is going to accuse it of being too fast in stock form. But today’s example is far from stock — don’t worry it isn’t one of those V8 swaps that ruins the weight distribution and is instead powered […]
For this week’s Thursday Twister, I’m going to go to one of my favorite subjects — swaps…no, not wife swaps, that is just plain nasty, ENGINE SWAPS! Help find the best swapped beasts around. The swap I found is this 1977 Toyota Celica GT with a Honda F22C1 swap out of an AP2 S2000 offered […]
Picture this for a moment. You’ve got nine large burning a hole in your pants…and unlimited access to DT’s tips inbox. What do you do? Do you wait for tipper FuelTruck to send in yet another $9k bargain or do you just jump into the pool with one of these recently submitted: First up is […]
The second car posted to good old DT was a 2000 Honda S2000. That car was a silver S2000 for sale in Denver, CO with 80K miles and needing a new top for a $11,200 ask. Fast forward 5 years and here is a 28K mile cream puff for your compare and contrast pleasure. Find […]
The Mazda Miata might be the most famous of the modern Japanese convertibles, but the high production numbers and basic speed means it will always be the MGB of the future collector market, but the S2000…yes…it will be the Austin-Healey 3000. Find this 2001 Honda S2000 here on eBay offered for $13,500 buy-it-now or make-offer located in […]
Find this 2003 Honda S2000 here on eBay offered for $7,995 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Fredericksburg, VA with 14 days to go. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “Please see pictures and read full description. Thank you” Year: 2003 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JHMAP11473T002708 Mileage: 50,492 Transmission: Manual Make: Honda Body […]
The Honda S2000 remains the cheapest way to get into a street vehicle with the mean piston speed of an F1 car…unless you want to shove a bike engine into the side of a Toyota MR2, but those have been known to throw rods as often as Russell Crowe throws telephones at bellhops. Pick up […]
The Honda S2000 was a fantastically well built roadster with a high revving inline-4 that was sold from 1999 through 2009. In the decade of production just over 110,000 units were assembled for world wide consumption, with 66,000 heading to the USA. In the aftermath of the 2008 Carpocalypse, Honda scrapped the intended successor, but […]