"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.
Originally registered on 17th January 2001 this Porsche is finished in blue with a light tan interior.The mileage of 85,422 is correct and supported by a collection of invoices; the original service books are also present. In July 2018 she had new brake rear discs and pads. Road holding is helped by having Pirelli P-Zero tyres and a stainless steel performance exhaust system is fitted. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a full years MoT test certificate and offered for sale without reserve, this Porsche Boxster is a great car for the summer months ahead."