Lot 270 - 1999 Porsche Boxster
|Odometer reading||64,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,928|
The first-generation Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996 and was powered by a 2.5 litre flat, six-cylinder engine. Harm Lagaay's design, inspired by the 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder, stimulated a commercial turnaround for Porsche. Many believe the introduction of the Boxster helped save Porsche from acquisition. It was Porsche's first water-cooled, non-front engine sports car as the Boxster is mid-engine, while in the 911, rear-engine. This layout provided a low centre of gravity, near-perfect weight distribution and good handling. In 2000, the new Boxster S variant was introduced with a larger 3.2 litre engine and the base model received a more powerful 2.7 litre engine. In 2003, styling and engine output was upgraded on both variants. Production of the 986 began at the former Porsche 928 facility in Stuttgart, Germany in 1996. The Boxster was Porsche's biggest volume seller from its introduction in 1996 until the company introduced the Cayenne sport utility vehicle in 2003.
This good example is presented in dark blue with brown leather interior and comes with a full service history including all receipts for work carried out. The original radio is still in the car and it comes with two sets of keys. We are also informed by the vendor that this great sports car comes with a wind deflector and stone guards. The rear tyres were new 500 miles ago and the front disc pads were new 5,000 miles ago. These mid-engine models from the iconic German manufacturer offer great performance and handling at a fraction of the cost from when new.
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