2004 Porsche Boxster S 986


  • High specification S in great colour scheme 
  • Desirable 6spd manual box 
  • Very well maintained car in good order 
  • Long MOT to November 2024 

The Appeal 

The Boxster was a slam dunk. It shared DNA with the new 996 but it was a very different car offering a visceral mid-engined driving experience.  
The arrival of the Boxster S gave the car the extra performance that enthusiasts had been calling for. From 2003 this was dialled up again alongside improvements to the aesthetics. 
This smart, high specification Boxster S has been very well looked after, including extensive maintenance work by the vendor, an independent Porsche specialist. Equipped with the desirable 6spd manual plus a long MOT, this is a very tempting example of one of the best mid-engined sports cars of the last 30 years.  

History and Paperwork 

  • First registered on 16th July 2004 
  • Just six owners from new with current owner since 20th May 2017 
  • Post-2003 S models got more power and updated aesthetics 
  • Extensive vehicle report provided by vendor dated 8th January 2024 
  • MOT to 22nd November 2024 with 10 miles covered since and only two minor advisories 
Notable recent maintenance 
  • Service on 10th November 2022 at 117,839 miles 
  • Water pump replaced at 112,089 miles on 13th September 2021 
  • Service, brake pipes, heater matrix, a/condensers & tyres t 109,579 miles November 2020 
  • Service, auxiliary belts and catalysers replaced at 102,541 miles November 2019 
  • Clutch replaced at 73,021 miles in December 2017 

The Condition 

  • Attractively finished in dark blue metallic dark blue fabric roof and black leather interior 
  • High specification car including climate control & factory infotainment system 
  • Bose speakers and phone set up 
  • Factory standard car with split spoke alloy wheels and red brake calipers accented exterior 
  • Some light marks to exterior and wheels to be noted in photographs 
  • Blue roof in good order with light creases visible as shown in photographs 
  • Well kept interior with light wear to driver’s seat bolster 

The Mechanics 

  • 3,179cc M96 flat six 250bhp engine 
  • This engine gained slightly more power after 2003, as on this car 
  • 6spd manual gearbox 
  • 0-60mph 5.7secs 
  • Extensive service history including service 5,000 miles ago 
  • IMS and RMS  bearings have recently been replaced


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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 2004
  • Make Porsche
  • Model Boxster S
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 121,252 Miles
  • Engine size 3179
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Nettlebed
  • County Oxfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
24 Bids
  • Mi•••• £5,550 22/01/24
  • ni•••• £5,450 22/01/24
  • Mi•••• £5,350 22/01/24
  • ni•••• £5,250 22/01/24
  • Mi•••• £5,200 22/01/24
  • ni•••• £5,100 22/01/24
  • Mi•••• £5,000 22/01/24
  • ko•••• £4,900 22/01/24
  • Mi•••• £4,800 22/01/24
  • si•••• £4,700 22/01/24

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