"The first generation Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996 and was powered by a 2.5 litre flat, six-cylinder engine - 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 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 in 2003, styling and engine output was upgraded on both variants. With prices rising the later 3.2 litre S models with manual gearboxes are becoming increasingly sought after.
This fabulous, last of the production year, 986 manual Boxster 3.2 S has the ultimate combination for the Porsche enthusiast, together with possibly the best colour combination of Arctic Silver Metallic coachwork and full black leather sitting on original turbo wheels and a six-speed manual gearbox. This example benefits from 11 service book entries, and since 2018 has been annually serviced with Porsche specialists Porsche Torque; the most recent being a serviced in May 2020. Also found within the history file is the original order when purchased in 2004. Heated seats, BOSE sound system and having just three former keepers, this really is the perfect blend of Porsche reliability with that storming 3.2 litre S engine and manual gearbox - a must for any enthusiast.
Guide Price £7,000 - £10,000