Lot 255 - 2004 Porsche Boxster 986
|Odometer reading||133,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,528|
- Two former owners
- Fantastic history file
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 has a 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.
Originally registered on 1st October 2004, this face-lifted 986.2 Porsche Boxster is finished in metallic blue with a light grey leather interior. The car has just two previous owners and is presented with the original book pack. Offered with the desirable manual gearbox and comprehensive service history which includes 13 stamps with main dealers and specialists. We are informed by the vendor that the car performs excellently and accompanying it is an MoT test certificate valid until February 2020 and all keys. For sale without reserve, this Porsche Boxster is a great car for the summer months ahead and displays a good level of diligent previous ownership.
Guide Price £4,000 - £6,000
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