2004 Porsche Boxster S

Highlights


  • Low ownership facelift manual Boxster S in the lovely shade of Midnight Blue metallic
  • Garaged during current 13 year ownership and only used during summer months
  • Benefiting from recent documented full service November 2022

The Appeal


Making its debut in 1996, the 986 Boxster was a tremendously successful mid-engined 2-seater sports car from Porsche which marked the start of a major turnaround for the company. Featuring a fabulous flat six engine, low centre of gravity and near perfect weight distribution, the Boxster is a dream to drive and was in fact Porsche’s biggest volume seller for a number of years.

The particular example offered here for auction is the highly desirable ‘S’ variant. Fitted with the larger 3.2-litre engine developing 260 bhp and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, this Boxster S really has the power to exploit it’s naturally impressive handling characteristics.

A lovely original example coming from the long term ownership of its 3rd keeper, this well-maintained Boxster S has enjoyed a cherished life, having always been garaged and also SORN’d during the winter months.

The Boxster ‘S’ is a true driver’s car offering an experience behind the wheel which is hard to beat at any price point. Now becoming firmly established as a modern classic, it’s really only a matter of time before these fabulous sports cars start to command significantly higher sums.

The History and Paperwork


  • V5 present
  • MOT valid until 18/05/2024 with single advisory relating to wiper blades addressed
  • 3 former keepers
  • Low mileage of only 79,581 miles
  • Original owner’s manual and wallet
  • Original service book with combination of Porsche main dealer and specialist garage stamps
  • Invoice for full service November 2022
  • 2 keys

The Interior


  • Great sporting interior cabin with a typically superb driving position
  • Presented in the classic shade of light grey leather seats over matching carpets, contrasting nicely against Midnight Blue exterior
  • Simple and purposeful dashboard featuring a bank of 3 white dials with the classic large central tachometer
  • No significant areas of damage seen to the interior materials with just a note made of some minor wear in the usual high traffic areas, such as the driver’s seat bolster and gear knob
  • Some mild staining noted to the leather particularly over the driver’s seat and door card which should respond well to a leather clean and treatment
  • Fitted with factory air conditioning and CD player, both reported to be in excellent working order
  • All other interior equipment reported to be functioning as one would expect, with no warning lights or messages featuring on the dashboard
  • Being a 2004 example, this particular Boxster S is a facelift car and as such features a glove compartment, updated steering wheel and an improved electromechanical hood mechanism giving faster operation

The Exterior


  • Desirable exterior shade of Midnight Blue metallic paint with dark blue folding roof
  • Attractive 18-inch 5 spoke alloy wheels in a good condition all round
  • Lovely contrasting brake callipers in a vivid shade of red, signifying this to be a higher specification ‘S’ model
  • On the whole the exterior paint of the Boxster presents well and in a condition commensurate with its age and mileage. On close inspection there are areas of stone chipping and some light scuffs, but the overall impression is good
  • Straight panels noted all round with excellent panel gaps and no evidence of any corrosion
  • Being a later facelift example, this car features clear indicators in place of the previous amber items, redesigned bumpers, later alloy wheel design and a hood rear window in glass rather than plastic
  • The folding hood itself is also presenting in a good condition and reported to be functioning normally

The Mechanics


  • Sonorous and responsive 260 bhp 3.2-litre flat six engine mated to the desirable and sweet-shifting 6-speed manual gearbox
  • Near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity make the Porsche Boxster a proper driver’s car, especially so in ‘S’ specification as presented here
  • A low mileage car with evidence of regular servicing throughout its life
  • Recent full service undertaken November 2022
  • Owner reports the Boxster fires up instantly before settling into a smooth and characteristic flat six idle
  • Out on the road the owner reports that the Porsche performs faultlessly without any undue knocks or rattles
  • Steering and braking are also reported to have an excellent feel and perform as expected 

Summary


Currently offering an outstanding sports car experience for a very reasonable outlay, the open top 2 seater Porsche clearly has all the makings of a highly desirable future modern classic.

With styling cues taken from Porsche’s gorgeous 550 Spyder and the blessing of naturally perfect driving dynamics, the Porsche Boxster S really is a hard one to beat. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make Porsche
  • Model Boxster S
  • Colour Midnight Blue
  • Odometer 79,581 Miles
  • Engine size 3179
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Preston
  • Location Lancashire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • al•••• £7,350 27/09/23
  • la•••• £7,250 27/09/23
  • al•••• £7,050 27/09/23
  • la•••• £6,950 27/09/23
  • al•••• £6,750 27/09/23
  • la•••• £6,650 27/09/23
  • al•••• £6,450 27/09/23
  • za•••• £6,350 27/09/23
  • al•••• £6,250 27/09/23
  • za•••• £6,150 27/09/23

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