Lot 221 - 2004 Porsche Boxster S 550 Anniversary
|Odometer reading||55,600 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
When Porsche unveiled the Boxster as a concept car in 1993, the mid-engine roadster rekindled fond memories of the Porsche 550 Spyder. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its famous lightweight sports car, Porsche launched a special edition of the Porsche Boxster S in 2003. Wearing dedicated "50 Years of the 550 Spyder" badging, only 1,953 of these commemorative vehicles were produced.
A limited-edition plate on the centre console indicates the Anniversary car's production number with this example, number 1822.
To enhance the already outstanding dynamic characteristics of the Boxster S, Porsche included sought-after equipment and technical features not previously available in the Boxster model line up. Porsche engineers boosted the 3.2-litre flat-six engine's output to 264 horsepower, up from 258 and standard 18” Carrera wheels improve the handling. A sonically tuned exhaust system with a stainless steel tailpipe delivers the sort of sound that stimulates those inside the car as well as those who hear it.
As most 550 Spiders were painted silver, so too was the new Special Edtion Boxster S, finished in GT Silver Metallic, it is a colour only found on the Carrera GT and ‘40 Years of the 911’ models. For additional visual emphasis, the wheel spokes were painted in Seal Grey with crested centre caps and the monoblock brake callipers have an aluminium paint finish.
The interior receives similar treatment with the centre panels of the standard heated seats, handbrake lever, gear lever gate, ball-shaped gearshift knob, inside door handles, and sport steering wheel are covered in perforated leather.
In superb condition throughout, these limited edition examples are about to start changing hands for significant sums. Complete with full Porsche and specialist service history, the latest of which was in Nov 2016 at 54,000 miles at Autowerke Porsche Norwich. The MoT test expires in April, 2018 and it is also blessed with excellent bodywork as well as the car personalised registration, YXI 550 celebrating its heritage.
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