The Porsche Boxster 986 was the first generation of Porsche’s mid-engined sports car, produced from 1996 to 2004. The car was designed as an entry-level model, aimed at attracting younger buyers to the Porsche brand.
Development of the Boxster began in the early 1990s, with the goal of creating a modern version of the classic Porsche 550 Spyder.
The Boxster was unveiled at the 1996 Paris Motor Show and immediately received critical acclaim for its sleek styling, balanced handling, and lively performance. In its first guise it featured a 2.5-liter flat-six engine that produced 201 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, with an optional Tiptronic automatic transmission available.
Over the years Porsche made several updates to the Boxster, including a more powerful 2.7-liter engine, and a 3.2-litre ‘S’ model in 2000.
Factory options are as follows:Metallic Paint
Coloured Wheel Centres
Bose Sound System
Roll Bar Painted Exterior Colour
Aluminium Gear Shift
Aluminium Hand Brake
CDC3 CD Stacker
The service book consists of the following Porsche centres and specialists:
12/2000 – AFN Porsche Reading – Delivery Inspection
04/2002 – AFN Porsche Reading – 10737 miles
11/2002 – Northway Porsche – 20963 miles
01/2011 – Autowerke Porsche Specialist – 41428 miles
05/2017 – Autowerke Porsche Specialist – 50641 miles
11/2018 – Cotswold Porsche Specialist – 54440 miles
11/2019 – Cotswold Porsche Specialist – 58652 miles
11/2020 – Cotswold Porsche Specialist – 61628 miles
04/2022 – Cotswold Porsche Specialist – 64426 miles
All invoice are present to accompany each service, along with the original sale documentation.
The car features the all important dual row IMS bearing which was fitted up to engine number M67111237 (this being engine number M67101975)
Our 986 has recently had all 4 wheels fully refurbished, along with a machine polish. At this time a paint analysis was completed and supports full original paint in good condition.
We welcome any viewings of the car at our premises in Bicester Heritage, and are always happy to help out with any further pictures or video if required.