• No expense spared maintenance history.
• Favoured iconic 3.2 version
• Low mileage at 67000 from new
Here’s a prime example of the ubiquitous Porsche Boxster S. Sporting the famous 3.2 flat-six engine, this car has the power to match the looks. It comes with a reassuring large amount of invoices showing that this vehicle has been very lovingly cared for with a ‘no expense spared’, attitude.
Finished in Lapis Blue this car is ready to be thoroughly enjoyed, safe in the knowledge that it has received the best attention throughout its life.
The History and Paperwork
• Original Book Pack present
• Plenty of previous MOT history
• Stamped Service Book
• Large cost invoices including IMS upgrade at 60,000
• Freshly serviced and MOT’d
• UK V5c present
Buying a used sports car can be a tricky affair, particularly when you are looking at a mid-engined Porsche Boxster.
There’s so much of the mechanicals hidden away out of sight that it can feel like a leap of faith. Well, this could be one car that takes the guesswork out of buying a Boxster because there is oodles of history available with it.
There are invoices here that will demonstrate just how much care has been taken to maintain this lovely little gem. Apart from regular servicing, evidence is easily found for the replacement of the standard IMS (Intermediate Shaft) bearings, a common area of concern for this era of flat-six.
There are previous MOTs too where the limited amount of mileage can be tracked.
The factory handbook and service book are also still with the car and the service book has a healthy amount of dealer and specialist stamps.
• Clean leather upholstery
• Few signs of wear on the controls
• Fully functioning power roof
The cockpit of this Boxster still feels fresh and without a marked amount of wear and tear from over 20 years of use.
The seats are free from any tears or burns with only the driving seat showing any traffic with a little wear on the bolster. The carpet is good and not soiled and the dash is free of any obvious damage.
The steering wheel displays minor wear and all the controls retain that Germanic positivity. Although not tested, the owner assures us that all the instrumentation is fully functioning as are all the controls.
The roof raises and lowers without hesitation, just as it should.
• Clean and glossy Lapis Blue exterior
• Very few chips and blemishes
• Refreshed front-end paintwork in 2015
• Refurbished alloy wheels
Seemingly free from bumps and scrapes, the lovely blue paintwork still has a deep shine to it and has fared well.
A 2015 invoice shows that the car was treated to some front-end paintwork. There is an absence of any further retouching or repairs and the owner confirms that there have been no body repairs undertaken during his ownership in 2019.
The boot lid has just a few minor micro blisters. All exterior trim is intact and the headlights are crystal clear and unmarked.
The alloy wheels have been refurbished recently so are free from any kerb damage. Tyres too are in good condition with unmeasured but apparent good tread depth.
The overall condition of the exterior is seemingly very good for the car’s age.
• Good Service History
• Precautionary replacement of IMS Bearings
• Dealer and Specialist work undertaken
• Invoices validating work and expense
This Porsche is smooth and quiet when running and has such an enviable history, which is a good thing because you can’t just stick your head under the bonnet of one of these to look at the engine.
The lusty and much favoured 3.2 lump is tucked deep in the car’s interior and so to be assured that all is well, requires a good ear and proof that it has been looked after and maintained.
There’s certainly an impressive paper trail and an equally impressive cost implication proving it has received plenty of attention.
The Intermediate Shaft bearings are something to be considered when looking at these earlier 3.2 engines, rather like checking to see if a cambelt has been changed on other engines it is important to see if the maintenance schedule has been adhered to, or better still had the IMS bearings replaced as this one has.
Soon to become Porsche's best selling car, the 986 Boxster caused something of a stir when it first came out in 1996.
Some people spurned it somewhat as a cheapened Porsche and failed to give it the respect it truly deserved. However, with the advent of the 3.2 S, the Boxster came of age and became the much sought after model.
Blessed with a more balanced chassis with the engine being in the middle, the Boxster became a true Sports Car and the world loved it. This one has been cherished and adored since new and has a good history to back it up.
It shows very little signs of wear for its 67000 miles or its 22-year life.
It certainly is a car that is ready to go and be enjoyed to the full, so don’t let it slip away from you. Someone stands to inherit one cared for Porsche, just make sure it’s you!
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