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A preserved Honda S2000 AP1 with 19,989 miles and full Honda history.
Side impact protection beams, seat belt buckle pre-tensioners, front and rear anti-roll bars, roll over protection, headlight washers, high level rear brake light, SRS airbags, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, HID headlights, bee sting aerial, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, alloy gear knob, leather wrapped steering wheel, drilled aluminium pedals, electric soft top, tonneau, Honda 2SFO stereo, remote stereo controls. Factory options; Hard top with heated glass screen. Dealer accessories; Honda tailored floor mats, rear headrest airflow screen, utility net.
Finished in the official launch colour of Silverstone Metallic, (Code NH 630M), this drop dead gorgeous two seat sports car looks beautiful from every angle. The original paintwork gleams with a uniform finish, commensurate with the incredibly low mileage of just 19,989 miles. All lightweight panels are beautifully straight and in preserved condition with only a very faint rub to the lower front bumper and a miniscule finger nail size compression to the nose cone, barely noticeable. The expensive factory optional hard top with stand is as new and the superb black factory fitted hood is quick and effortless in operation. The Perspex rear screen to the folding hood is slightly aged. The HID headlights are clear with no discolouration, as are the original factory fitted rear lenses and correct orange side repeaters. All trim sections and S2000 badges are as new. This exceptional example, owned by father and son in law from new, represents an original, unmolested and truly cherished car that has firmly cemented Honda’s repute for innovation and precision engineering.
A perfectly proportioned, functional and exquisitely finished interior is designed solely to optimise driver enjoyment. The pristine high-grade luxury Red leather, (Code Type Z), remains in superb order with the figure-hugging seats firm and all bolsters fully intact and in shape. There is just one tiny mark to the driver’s seat outer bolster. The matching door cards are perfect and the bright red carpeting is fresh, unfaded and unworn having been protected from new by genuine Honda fitted carpets mats. The dashboard and fascia are as new and the red start button portrays Honda’s racing heritage. The digital head up display with race style tachometer and speedometer operates perfectly with all pixels intact and functional. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers remaining in the door shuts and the original Honda 2SFO stereo remaining neatly behind the discreet flip up cover. A poised and meticulously designed sports car interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Underneath the bonnet is a 2.0i VTEC race bred engine. This sophisticated VTEC system changes the timing and lift of the valves to combine good torque characteristics at low revs with high power at high revs. A power output of 240bhp at an almost unheard of 8300rpm and 208Nm of torque at 7500rpm allows a blistering 0-62 time of 6.2 seconds and top speed 150mph. Factory stickers to the bonnet underside and immaculate engine bay as well identification plates, bulkhead chassis stamp and coloured PDI dabs confirm the absolute originality of this amazing example. The short shift 6-speed gearbox is perfectly precise.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16in sports alloys display the unrestored factory silver matt finish with no scuffs or kerb damage whatsoever and only very light markings to the spokes. Quality branded Bridgestone tyres of size 205/55 R16 and 225/50 R16 front and rear respectively have excellent tread remaining. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) features 300mm ventilated front discs and 282mm solid rear discs to offer sharp and assured stopping power to cope with the epic performance.
Just as internet car sales were becoming an ever-increasing option in the early 2000’s, pioneering companies such as JamJarCars and the Virgin Empire capitalised on this new and innovative way of selling cars direct to the public. This UK example was supplied direct from Virgin Cars and registered new on the 14th September 2001. A new vehicle order form and sales invoice is made out to first owner, Mr Michael Willcocks, who paid £25,328.56 including on the road charges. All documentation, welcome letters and point of sale literature are included in the huge history file. A wonderful addition to the history file is the original boxed hard back S2000 presentation book! Furthermore, the original service booklet is stamped with 16 Honda Main Dealer service entries to fully verify the mileage, the last entry being October 2018 at 19,979 miles. All service invoices to accompany the stamps are kept in the neat history folder, including the most recent Honda Main Dealer invoice with service check sheet giving the car a full clean bill of health. In fact, every Honda service invoice is attached to a check sheet giving a full compliment of green indicators to emphasise just how well looked after this car is. The original Honda wallet holds the vehicle handbooks and there are three sets of keys plus the grey master.
Upon the passing of Mr Willcocks in 2016, the car was passed to his son in law, Mr Gabri who has owned it ever since. Remaining exactly at Honda intended and preserved with exceptionally low mileage, this fastidiously maintained example must not be missed.
MOT November 2019, HPI Clear.
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