Honda S2000 GT
- Mileage: 41,722
- Year: 2004
- MOT Expiry: September 2022
- Exterior Colour: Nürburgring Blue Metallic
- Interior Colour: Blue Leather
- Top speed: 150
- 0-60mph: 6.2
- BHP: 240
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 1997cc
- Engine Configuration: Inline 4
The Honda S2000 was an open top sports car manufactured from 1999 to 2009. First shown as a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995, the production version was launched in April 1999 to celebrate Honda’s 50th anniversary. The S2000 was named for its engine displacement of two litres, carrying on in the tradition of the S500, S600, and S800 roadsters of the 1960s. The Honda S2000 was notable for its exceptional power output of about 124hp per litre, which was the highest of any mass production naturally aspirated car.
Several revisions were made throughout the S2000’s production life, including changes to the engine, gearbox, suspension, interior and exterior. Officially two variants exist: the initial launch model, and the facelifted version which incorporated significant changes to the drivetrain and suspension.
The 2004 model S2000 – as featured here – underwent several significant changes. The new model introduced 17-inch wheels with Bridgestone tyres and a retuned suspension to reduce oversteer. The spring rates and shock absorber damping were altered and the suspension geometry was modified to improve stability by reducing toe-in changes under cornering loads. The subframe also received a revision in design to achieve high rigidity. In the gearbox the brass synchronizers were replaced with carbon fibre. In addition, cosmetic changes were made to the exterior with new front and rear bumpers, revised headlight assemblies, new LED rear lights, and oval-tipped exhaust pipes.
With the subsequent 2006 model introducing a drive-by-wire throttle and electronic stability control, 2004/05 examples are widely regarded as the best of the S2000s, offering vastly improved handling over previous years, with better build quality, lower road tax, and a more old-school driver feel given the lack of throttle-by-wire and traction control.
Nurburgring Blue Metallic paintwork, Blue leather upholstery, Electric-folding soft-top in blue, Removable hardtop in Nurburgring Blue Metallic, 17-inch alloy wheels, 6-speed manual transmission, Air conditioning, Heated electric door mirrors, Electric windows, Honda CD player, Tailored carpet mats, Remote central locking, Spare key and remote fob.
Finished in a gleaming coat of Nurburgring Blue Metallic, this impeccably presented S2000 looks sensational against our studio backdrop, and being the GT model it comes fully equipped with a removable hardtop that’s in equally amazing condition. The bodywork is almost entirely unmarked and at the front end there’s hardly a stone chip in sight. The lights are crystal clear all round and, having always been carefully stored, all trims and seals around the car are immaculately presented throughout. The electric folding soft-top operates smoothly at the touch of a button and also appears in perfect condition, neatly stowing beneath the original tonneau cover when not in use. The underside of the car is notably fresh too and benefits from a protective clear coat of Dynax anti-corrosion wax, which was professionally applied in 2016 to help preserve its amazing condition for many years to come.
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Opening the door you’re greeted by an interior space that looks fresh and completely in-line with the car’s low mileage of 41k. With the exception of a small amount of wrinkling to the driver’s bolster the cabin is in perfect order throughout. Commonly worn items such as the steering wheel, gearknob, and dash are without any notable wear, and pleasingly the original Honda CD player remains discreetly in place behind the fascia panel. There’s no marking to any of the centre console trim and the carpets are in excellent order too, further protected by a set of tailored overmats.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This amazing example has always remained within the Honda network, having only ever been sold through and maintained by Honda main agents. The accompanying History File is one of the finest we’ve seen for a car such as this, with an incredible 16 Honda stamps in the original maintenance booklet. An exceptionally well cared for example in every respect, the last service was only recently carried out in September 2021 at 41,562 miles.
2004 models such as this are widely regarded as the S2000’s sweet spot. With the subsequent 2006 model introducing a drive-by-wire throttle and electronic stability control, 2004/2005 examples offer vastly improved handling over previous years, with better build quality, lower road tax, and a more old-school driver feel given the lack of throttle-by-wire and traction control.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Filling the arches of the S2000 are the original 17-inch alloy wheels, all in perfect unmarked condition having just been fully refurbished by Lepsons; the only negatives to report being a small amount of age-related marking to each of the original centre caps. The wheels are shod in the correct Bridgestone tyres all round, all with at least 6mm of tread. The brakes were also checked alongside the last service and remain in fine working condition with plenty of life left.
This desirable 2004 model was supplied to its first keeper by Maidenhead Honda. The car has now driven just 41k miles from new in the hands of only 5 careful owners, the current since 2016. The accompanying paperwork boasts a stack of main dealer invoices, a raft of MOT certificates, the original Honda document wallet with all owner’s manuals, a spare key and remote fob, and the maintenance booklet with 16 main dealer stamps found inside. Details of the car’s amazing service history are listed below.
14/07/2005 at 5,565 miles – Maidenhead Honda
30/06/2006 at 10,285 miles – Maidenhead Honda
04/06/2007 at 14,075 miles – Trident Honda
30/07/2008 at 22,230 miles – Trident Honda
28/08/2009 at 25,895 miles – Trident Honda
08/09/2010 at 28,366 miles – Trident Honda
27/10/2011 at 30,071 miles – Trident Honda
08/03/2013 at 32,532 miles – Bristol Honda
10/02/2014 at 36,662 miles – Bristol Honda
24/04/2015 at 38,873 miles – Bristol Honda
23/06/2016 at 41,117 miles – Bristol Honda
01/06/2017 at 41,383 miles – John Banks Honda
15/06/2018 at 41,447 miles – John Banks Honda
09/07/2019 at 41,483 miles – John Banks Honda
05/09/2020 at 41,517 miles – John Banks Honda
24/09/2021 at 41,562 miles – Norton Way Honda
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