A stunning high specification Porsche Boxster 986 3.2 S Manual with 30,746 miles.
Sports chassis, rigidly tuned springs, shock absorbers and stabiliser bars, Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP), roll-over protection, dual cargo areas, electric convertible top, CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-23. Factory options; Cobalt Blue metallic paint with Metropole Blue hood, Metropole Blue leather seat facings, aluminium dials, exterior colour centre console, exterior colour roll over bar, 18in Sport Classic two-piece wheels, wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest, wind deflector, top tinted windscreen, automatic air conditioning, Xenon headlight pack including cleaning system, 8-way electrical seats, driver seat memory function, on-board computer, BOSE sound system, 6-disc CD changer Becker Porsche CDC-3. Dealer options; Colour coded hard top, Porsche tailored carpet mats, Porsche screen wash, Porsche tailored car cover, Porsche battery conditioner.
This exceptional Porsche Boxster has covered 30,746 miles from new and is finished in rare Special Order Cobalt Blue metallic, (Code L3C8). This exhilarating colour boasts a vibrant shine with a uniform finish. Only very light imperfections are visible but noteworthy markings include a tiny blemish to the bonnet and some very light aged related touched in markings. All trim sections and badges are perfect. The UV-resistant hood in factory optional Metropole Blue is excellent in both operation and condition with only very markings and the glass rear screen still displays its Porsche sticker. The genuine Porsche dealer accessory hard top in matching Cobalt Blue metallic cost almost £2,500 as proven by the invoice and is still in very good condition. The supplying Porsche Centre Aberdeen number plates remain fitted. A fabulous example of this ever increasingly desirable modern classic Porsche.
Typical Porsche quality craftsmanship is found in this example with impressive factory and dealer optional specification. The expensive cost option full leather seat facings in Metropole Blue, (Code 56), are in superb order with firm and unworn bolsters. The carpets are very clean having been protected from new by genuine Porsche carpet mats. The specification includes the original Porsche Sound Package with CRD23 stereo and BOSE sound upgrade as well as ice cold automatic climate control and electric memory seats. The stunning Cobalt Blue metallic centre console and roll over bar look amazing. Beautifully clean dual cargo areas contain the warning triangle and Porsche screen wash along with a genuine Porsche supplied indoor car cover and battery charger. Originality seekers will note the all-important factory option label attached to the bonnet underside, Mobil 1 sticker to the inner boot lid and factory stickers in the door apertures.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the robust flat six Porsche Boxer Engine, this 3.2 S model develops 248hp from the 3,179cc unit to allow 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 161mph! The punchy raw sound delivered from the standard exhaust system is guaranteed to set the pulse racing. The preferred 6-speed manual transmission is incredibly direct, exactly as you would expect from Porsche.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory upgraded 18in Sport Classic two-piece wheels are in good order with some age-related markings and a few light outer scratches. New coloured Porsche crest centre caps are on order as the originals have faded. Premium N rated Bridgestone Potenza S-02A 225/40 ZR18 front and 265/35 ZR18 rear tyres are Porsche Club GB recommended and retain plenty of tread. The original space saver spare wheel has never seen the road. The ABS assisted braking system incorporates 4-Wheel ventilated discs with 4-piston fixed monobloc callipers. Immaculate red Porsche badged callipers are clearly visible through the spokes and hint towards the racing pedigree infused within this car’s genes.
Registered new on 1st July 2004 by Official Porsche Centre Aberdeen, this example has only covered a warranted 30,746 miles from new. Sold as a Porsche demonstrator for the price of £36,000 when less than one year old with 4,306 miles to Mr Lyford-Smith, this invoice is in the handover pack presented at the time of sale. After ten years of ownership and after much badgering, the car was sold to family friends, Mr and Mrs Causer who have owned and cherished the car ever since. Upon purchasing the car, keen driving enthusiast Husband and Wife were soon booked on a Porsche Driving Experience Day with the presentation pack kept as a memento. Such was their passion for the car, used only sparingly and in dry conditions, it was kept underneath a soft tailored cover, in a Carcoon, in a double garage! Mr and Mrs Causer’s keenness for an automatic vehicle has persuaded a very reluctant sale but one which will certainly benefit the next appreciative owner.
The original leather Porsche document wallet houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as the Porsche Guarantee and Maintenance booklet containing seven Official Porsche Centre stamped entries. A file of receipts, Porsche Main Dealer invoices and MOT certificates accompanies both remote keys. The original Porsche build label remains with the service book. A stunning example of this iconic Porsche roadster.
MOT August 2022, HPI Clear.