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An exceptional Honda S2000 GT AP1 with one owner and 17 Honda stamps.
Side impact protection beams, seat belt buckle pre-tensioners, front and rear anti-roll bars, HID headlights, headlight washers, high level rear brake light, SRS airbags, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, bee sting aerial, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, digital instrument pack, alloy gear knob, leather wrapped steering wheel, drilled aluminium pedals, electric soft top with glass rear screen, wind deflector, tonneau, Honda CD stereo, Honda Security System. S2000 GT specification; Body coloured removable hard top, hard top stand, hard top cover. Dealer Accessories; Honda tailored floor mats.
Finished in factory original and stunning Nurburgring Blue Metallic, (Code B513M), the paintwork boasts an amazing finish and looks simply incredible. Garaged stored and strict dry weather use only by the one lady owner from new, this example has led the ultimate pampered existence and covered a mere 22,074 miles. All lightweight panels are beautifully straight with only a few miniscule marks carefully touched in and barely worthy of mention. The GT hard top comes complete with genuine Honda stand and bag and has a few light storage marks. The original blue hood is in pristine condition which has the improved heated glass screen as fitted to post 2002 AP1’s. The fastidious owner even resisted folding the tonneau cover as she did not want it to suffer any crease lines and so opted to store in the garage when off the car! In addition, when the car was parked in the garage the catches on the soft top hood were left open so as not to stretch the hood material, such was the care lavished on this example! The HID headlights are clear with no discoloration. Honda supplying main dealer number plates remain fitted. All wheel-arch apertures are spotlessly clean and the underside is representative of the amazing credentials with labels and PDI markings clearly visible. This example is certainly one of the finest available.
Twist the ignition key, then press the start button and the race car ritual begins! The Black sculptured leather sports seats, (Code A), are spotlessly clean with perfect integrity and only slight creasing to the drivers bolster. This car is an ergonomic benchmark governed by function rather than gimmicky looks with almost all of the switchgear within fingertip distance of the steering wheel so the driver does not have to take their hands off the wheel. All digital instrument displays, functions and controls operate seamlessly including the ice-cold climate control and original Honda sound system. Optional Honda S2000 carpet mats remain fitted from new protecting the carpets and the pristine boot area houses all tools.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The compact and lightweight 2.0i VTEC race bred F20C engine, mounted entirely behind the front axle to allow the S2000 to achieve a 50:50 front/rear weight distribution, is a technical marvel. At launch it had the highest specific output ever produced in a naturally aspirated engine, an incredible 120 PS per litre. 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 an immaculate engine bay as well as identification plates, bulkhead chassis stamp and coloured PDI dabs confirm the absolute originality of this amazing example and definitely one for the show goer! The short shift 6-speed gearbox is utterly brilliant and enhances the 9000rpm redline S2000 magic!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard 16in sports alloys are in excellent order still retaining the factory diamond cut finish and important slight bronze tint. A few spokes have slight hairline marks and miniscule tarnishing to the original Honda centre caps. Premium brand Bridgestone tyres measuring 205/55 R16 and 225/50 R16 front and rear respectively have masses of tread remaining having been replaced. The space saving spare wheel has never left the boot. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) features massive 300mm ventilated front discs and 282mm solid rear discs to offer positive and assured stopping power to cope with the epic performance.
The Honda S2000 AP1 was manufactured up to 2003 at Honda’s Takanezawa plant, alongside the NSX and this prime UK example was registered new on the 1st March 2003 by Main Dealer, Arriva Honda in Bristol. The car has covered a fully verified 22,074 miles from new with one owner and full Honda service history from the supplying dealer, now Bristol Honda owned by the HSH Motor Group. The original Honda wallet holds all vehicle handbooks, guides and dealership point of sale literature and the service booklet contains 17 stamped entries from Bristol Honda. The beautifully presented history file contains the purchase paperwork from when Mrs Evans bought the car new, part exchanging her previous S2000 in the process, and all corresponding Honda service invoices and maintenance receipts. In addition, there is every MOT certificate from the very first in 2006 all of which were carried out by Bristol Honda, (except one in 2009 by Bristol Jaguar!) and no other garages were entrusted with her pride and joy! The most recent service was in April at Bristol Honda at 21,969 miles. Every tax disc until their demise are neatly mounted. Completing the history file is an original S2000 sales brochure and four sets of keys with fobs including the master key with rubber sheath. Remaining precisely at Honda intended and preserved with wonderfully low mileage and full main dealer service history, this pampered one-owner example is a must for everyone wanting a iconic and fast-appreciating modern classic.
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