Outstanding and low mileage example of the second generation Porsche Boxster with the reliable Type 987 2.7 engine and desirable 5-speed manual gearbox offered for sale.
Just 3 former keepers, the first of which specified the car extremely highly with Bose Surround Sound, Heated Seats, Climate Control and Wind Deflector.
Even better from a purely aesthetic point of view, GT Silver Metallic paintwork was requested (a £1522 special order option) along with Black Full leather interior (£1846) and 3 Spoke Leather Sports Steering Wheel. All set off with 18” Boxster S Alloy Wheels. The car looks simply superb.
All this is noted on the original New Vehicle Invoice still with the car and totalling some £38,402.99 against the vehicle base price of £32,320.
The condition is commensurate with the very low mileage and the care this vehicle has enjoyed in what is amazing to think 15 years since its launch given how modern it still looks and with the performance to match.
All manuals in the original Porsche wallet are present and correct along with two keys and a comprehensive service and maintenance record.
There have been only a very few MOT advisories concerning tyres and minor brake issues with corresponding MOT History to show with the latest expiring 28th May 2021.
First supplied by Porsche Centre Guildford in April 2005, Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex took care of the first service in April 2007 at 11665 miles including pollen filter and brake fluid change.
Porsche Mid-Sussex also completed a major service at 14044 miles in April 2009 to include spark plugs and brake fluid and drive belt check and again in July 2011 at 18062 miles.
In September 2013 enter Northway Porsche, highly respected Porsche specialists in Reading, who serviced the car at 21853 miles to include air and pollen filters, spark plugs and brake fluid on selling the car to the next lucky owner.
The most recent of only 3 keepers took delivery in August 2016 again from Northway Porsche who serviced the car at 28923 miles again with brake fluid change.
The most recent of the Northway services in October 2018 included major maintenance items such as air and pollen filters, spark plugs, brake fluid, check of drive belt and 2 replacement coil springs, at 42053 miles.
The last service, a Minor service (as per the schedule) was completed in November 2020 at 46564 miles. This included maintenance items such as air and pollen filters, Oil filter and Mobil 1 oil, plus all drain holes inspected and cleaned.
The correct ‘N’ rated Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tyres are fitted front and rear with plenty of tread remaining.
The car runs and drives beautifully and is a truly excellent and desirable example.
The Type 987 was a major redesign of the original Type 986 Boxster. With 8 years experience of what customers wanted, the new model had crisper, more contemporary looks and a significantly more pleasant interior that mirrored the new Type 997 model 911. There was more power (of course) but the best feature that remained was and is the everyday driveability. Retaining the near ideal 47% front, 53% rear weight distribution, the mid-engined 2-seater offers spacious luggage areas both in the front and rear. The water cooled flat-6 engine delivers smooth, tractable power in a package that is complemented by class leading power assisted steering and brakes. For a more sporting drive, the manual gearbox as offered here wins over the Tiptronic.
The 987 Porsche Boxster had a very hard act to follow when it arrived in 2005. The original (codenamed 986) was a pretty radical machine when it was launched in 1996, providing a cheaper alternative to the legendary Porsche 911 while thrilling enthusiastic drivers with its mid-engined handling. Fortunately, the Mk2 (or 987) drove, and looked, even better.
The 987 Boxster was somehow more grown-up in feel and appeal than the original Boxster, and this meant it was no longer necessarily a ‘budget’ route into Porsche ownership. Indeed, its appeal was so distinct that it drew buyers away from the 911 itself, as well as arguably carrying more badge prestige than most of its direct rivals.
With a sober-looking yet classy interior, the Boxster looks like it means business from behind the wheel. You will be hard-pressed to find a car with better build quality and the Recaro seats are supremely comfortable. The Boxster’s electric convertible roof is cleverly designed as well and works especially well with the optional wind deflector.
The second-generation Porsche Boxster built on the huge success of its predecessor, righting the very few wrongs that afflicted the original. With more power, more comfort and more speed, it was not only a better car, but also very hard to match at any price. Today, it hasn’t lost any of its charm, and its desirability as a used car reflects this. It’s not unlikely that 987 Boxsters will become even more sought-after in the coming years. The closest rival to a used Porsche Boxster, especially with this low mileage, is arguably a new one.
The second-generation Boxster is therefore a car you can buy with your heart and your head, especially in 2.7 engine and manual gearbox form – what better excuse do you need?