This 2001 Honda S2000 is part of the owner’s personal vehicle collection. Although outside the realm of the current 1980s and 1990s “emerging classic” designation, the S2000 is already beginning to appreciate in value and is becoming highly sought after by collectors. These cars offer exceptional performance and reliability while having a refined style and comfortable amenities.
This particular car was sought out by the owner for its elegant color combination, Silverstone Metallic on Red, tasteful modifications and its low mileage. When acquired, the S2000 had a hair under 40,000 miles on the odometer. The car has been a frequent go-to on beautiful Wisconsin summer days and has participated in multiple road rallies.
Modifications include 17x7 and 17x9 Enkei PF01 wheels in Bright Silver, Project Mu brake pads, Centric Plain 120 rotors front and rear, Sparrow T1R exhaust, Comptech lightened flywheel, ACT pressure plate, Rick’s stainless steel header, AP2 front bumper and lip, side turn-light markers changed to clear, X brace on front suspension, Axial Flow short-shifter, Sony speakers mounted in the original factory location, bespoke headrests, JDM headlights repainted in Silverstone and PPF film on the front half of the S2000 to protect the paint while on the road.
One very interesting feature of this car is that the original owner swapped the AP1 engine for the AP2 engine which he acquired from the “great train crash of 2004.” The car has just under 43,000 miles on it currently while the engine has roughly 18,000 on it. My reasoning for why the original owner did this conversion is for the improved power and torque. The AP2 engine had a lower rev limit than the AP1, 8200 instead of 9200, but offered more torque and a better powerband out of the now stroked 2.0L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder.