Introduced in 1997 the 986 Porsche Boxster was the marques entry level sports car which would allow anyone to easily access the exquisite driving dynamics they are known for. With a design harking back to the 550 Spyder it was a great looking little sports car. To complement its sleek looks a pokey powerplant was required, its 2.5L boxer engine would initially produce 204 PS but this would increase throughout the subsequent generations.
In June of 2002, the 986 had a model enhancement as it entered the twilight years of its life. This car, a 2004 Boxster S, left the factory with 260 HP, 310 Nm of torque, and an acclaimed 0-60 of 5.7 seconds. According to Porsche’s newsroom section, 13,368 units of this model were produced.
The History and Paperwork
Production of this car was completed in March 2003
However, it wasn’t registered until April 2004
Only having 3 owners since new this Boxster has been cared for well
The current owner acquired the car in 2008 and has lavished it with care and attention
Private registration will be retained by the current owner
It has only been used on special occasions, hence the low mileage
When not in use it has been stored in a garage under a cover on trickle charge
They have decided it is now time to let someone else enjoy this fetching modern classic
This 986 left the factory with a fetching combination of Speed Yellow, black top, and black leather interior
There were also a lot of optional extras fitted, they include the following
18” Carrera wheels
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Top tinted windscreen
Electronic air conditioning
On board computer
Porsche CDR 23 CD radio
Small aluminium look package
BOSE sound system with wind deflector
Aero kit cup
Rear centre console in exterior colour
Roll over bar painted in exterior colour
Three spoke sports steering wheel with Aluminium look
Porsche crest embossed on headrests
Speed yellow seat belts
Gear lever and handbrake lever in aluminium
As you can see, practically all the options were ticked
All of the Porsche option numbers can be found on the original sticker under the front boot lid
Remarkably for a car that has only covered 24,000 miles, it still has a few Porsche Centre service stamps
The last service was carried out by Pro Alfa in 2016 at 23,008 miles
At this time the front pants and discs were changed
There are a few other assorted invoices in the cars folder
Due to its low mileage, only regular maintenance has been required
All of the original Porsche handbooks have remained with the car
They are all presented in the leather bound folder
This car has three keys with central locking controls and one basic key
There are also a few MOT certificates present
Opening the door of this Boxster S reveals an immaculate interior
Finished in a combination of leather, aluminium, and exterior colour trim it is eye-catching
This car was optioned with Porsche Sports Seats with the Porsche logo embossed into the headrest
These black leather seats are in great condition
Due to the low mileage, the leather has not experienced the usual wear
This has left both of the seats in amazing condition
The three spoke leather and aluminium steering wheel is in great condition as well
Other optional extras include but are not limited to, the exterior colour centre console, aluminium gear stick and BOSE speakers
It was also fitted with air-conditioning but as the car was last re-gassed in 2018 it requires another re-gassing
However, if you get warm on the way home then you can always retract the electric roof
Operating with the press of a button the roof elegantly raises and lowers itself
With the roof down the cabin is filled with natural light
It almost changes the character of this sports car into a comfortable cruiser
An interesting feature of the Boxster is its boot arrangement
As it's mid-engined you still get the traditional Porsche front boot, but also an extra space in the rear
This additional boot makes for a practical sports car that could be used for extended stays away
Overall, the interior of this Porsche is in amazing condition and just waiting for you to hop in
Externally this Boxster S is a bit of a head turner
Finished in Speed Yellow with 18” Carrera alloys
These 18” Carrera alloys are in amazing condition
They are also wrapped with a matching set of Pirelli tyres
It also benefits from the Cup Aero Kit which gives it a very sporty look
This kit got you different front and rear bumpers, along with the side sills and a big rear wing
The exterior paint is virtually unmarked
It still retains a deep yellow colour
The yellow is broken up with the black fabric roof and Boxster S decals
Its fabric top is in great condition with no rips, pulls, or any damage at all
When the roof is retracted it is stored neatly behind the two seats
With no roof, it is easy to spot a couple of other features
These are the wind deflector in between the seats and the rollover bars finished in Speed Yellow
This car looks good with the roof up or down
Its striking yellow paint will turn heads wherever you go in it
Overall, the exterior of this 986 Boxster S is in amazing condition
Powered by a 3.2L flat-six
It is fitted with the more engaging six-speed manual gearbox
This engine and gearbox combination make for a fast and fun sports car
The service book is well stamped with Porsche services
Its most recent service was completed 1,000 miles ago
New front discs and pads were fitted at this time as well
The car has just been fitted with a new battery
The car did start for us and idled beautifully
It was also successfully manoeuvred around the vendor’s drive without any problems
The vendor also mentioned an issue with a sticky reverse light switch
This however does not affect the driving pleasure that this car can offer
With only 24,000 miles on the odometer, a great service history, and a huge factory specification this 986 Boxster S is a bit of a catch really. Opportunities to own such cars do not present themselves regularly so you do not want to miss this one.
Cherished by the current owner for the past 15 years it's now your chance to create some long lasting memories behind the wheel of this modern classic.
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