When the clocks struck midnight on the 1st January 2000 many were expecting the world to end, or at least their microwave to explode. When none of these things happened some people – disappointed with the anti-climax – were looking for something else to alter their universe and the good people at Honda obliged with the new, frighteningly quick, S2000 roadster.
To be fair the Honda S2000 could hardly rival the prospect of a worldwide computer apocalypse when it was first shown as a concept car in 1995. But at least it actually happened. And its 240hp V-Tec engine driving the rear wheels through possibly the best 6 speed manual gearbox ever made is a far more palatable excitement prospect than no internet and a blank TV. It’s fast, revs like a swarm of angry bees and drives like a two seat sports car should. And Turners Wellington has one to be auctioned next week.
Now a nice original S2000 with 100,000kms on the clock is worth somewhere in the vicinity of $17k. They are likely to become very collectible in the future and they’ll always be ridiculously fun cars to own. However, this car is not original and has recently been owned by somebody who prioritised spending money on modifying an already near perfect sports car over the boring realities of actually paying for the car and the registration. So this S2000 has been repossessed by a finance company and, annoyingly, the rego has gone dormant. Some of the mods may be expensive but you have to think the owner’s cavalier attitude to paying bills may also be reflected in the quality of the modifications and way he drove it. So as such, the car is being sold as a damaged vehicle. Rather than going through a standard auction the car is being sold in next Wednesday’s damaged auction and I’m quietly picking you may be able to pick it up for a very reasonable price.
So if you fancy an easy project that will have you grinning all the way through summer when you’re behind the wheel, go and check out this classic rocket ship.
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