Lot 112 - 2001 Porsche Boxster S Tiptronic
|Odometer reading||36,580 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
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 example is presented in silver with a blue leather interior and comes with the desirable factory option of a hardtop. It is the S version Tiptronic which is powered by the smooth 3.2 litre mated to a five-speed gearbox. There is some service history with the car, with the last service being carried out by the present owner in July 2021 by CMD Porsche. The car is in good condition throughout and has covered only a mere 36,580 miles from new. This is a great entry to the Porsche marque providing much fun with good performance.
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