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Mileage: 46,200 Miles
Engine: M96 3.2-Liter 6-Cylinder Engine
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Exterior color: Seal Grey Metallic
Interior: Black Partial Leather
Aluminum Chrome Trim
Black Sport Seats
Bose Surround Sound System
Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
Black Porsche Floor Mats
18” Turbo-Look Twist Wheels
In the late 1990s, Porsche took its first stab at an “entry level” sports car since the 944. They chose the recipe that made the 914 successful—a mid-engine roadster, with the focus on lightness and handling. The Boxster met this challenge in spades, with the only complaint being the lack of power. The Boxster S remedied this with a 250-horsepower 3.2-Liter version of the M96 engine. It was just enough to have fun in the mountains, but not enough to really get into trouble! The Boxster S also received upgraded brakes from the 911 Carrera, and revised rear suspension settings. The exterior featured a larger front cooling intake, titanium colored accents, and a dual exhaust. The Boxster was arguably the car that truly saved Porsche, and quickly becoming the brands highest seller until the release of the Cayenne in 2003. On the track, a well-driven Boxster will dominate much “higher-performance” cars, cementing its place in professional and amateur motorsport alike. Bang for the buck, you can’t beat a Porsche Boxster.
This 2002 Porsche Boxster S in Seal Grey Metallic over Black Partial leather interior came to us on consignment from a fellow airline pilot. His father purchased it in 2006 with 9800 miles as the third owner. It has remained in the same family ever since. Other than the standard Boxster S kit, other desirable options include bi-xenon headlights, Bose surround sound system, and eighteen-inch Turbo Twist-look wheels. Prestige Imports in Lakewood, Colorado originally sold it, after which it moved to California and then Utah. The engine was reportedly replaced in 2004. Under the current owner, Prestige Imports and Avalon Motorsports (Urban Autocare) have serviced it. The last major service was in January of this year at 45,000 miles at Urban Autocare, which consisted of the fuel level sensor, clutch kit, pilot bearing, and having the flywheel resurfaced. In preparation for sale, we replaced the brake pads, rotors, and sensors front and rear. As it sits, it is a turn-key Boxster S ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. It comes with a binder of records dating to 2006, along with a clean Carfax, VIN decode and previous sales records.
The Seal Grey Metallic paint is in good condition. The finish is glossy and the front clip has very few rock chips, thanks to fair weather use and a refinished front bumper. There are some light scratches from storage, but no glaring dings or dents. The rear bumper has some slight impressions above the license plate frame. All paint and panels otherwise are original and there is no indication it has been in an accident. The headlight, indicator and taillight lenses are clear and crack-free. The windshield glass is crack-free with only minor pitting, and the side and rear glass is in great shape. The 18-inch turbo-look twists look great; only the driver’s front wheel has slight curb rash. The tires have good tread remaining.
The interior is also in nice shape. There are no odors. The carpet is free of stains or rips and is protected by Porsche floor mats. The floor mats are clean with no notable wear. The door cards are clean with no tears or wear; the cubby covers on both have some light scratching. The seat leather is soft and supple; the only wear is light creasing on the outer driver’s seat bolsters. The dashboard has no notable defects. The steering wheel leather is fantastic. The instrument cluster, HVAC, and stereo displays have no failed pixels. The radio does not work. There are no warning lights illuminated. All power functions, door locks, window switches, seat motors, and seat heaters function properly. The power “frunk” and rear trunk switches operate correctly. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The owners’ manual is present, along with one key FOB.
The engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. There are no fluid leaks or drips, nor any oil or coolant smells. The shifter is crisp and the clutch take-up is correct, thanks to the recent clutch replacement. The transaxle and wheel bearings are quiet with no vibrations. The suspension is firm, yet compliant and the brakes are comically good with plenty of life left. The Porsche Boxster 986 is a reliable and robust platform that you can use and enjoy. It will certainly need continued care and maintenance, but this example deserves it. We recommend 5,000-mile oil change intervals, with continued Blackstone Analysis to monitor engine health, which is standard operating procedure for any Porsche of this period. As it sits, I wouldn’t hesitate to drive it across country. We would like to find a buyer who will continue to care for it and appreciate it for years to come.
- VIN: WPOCB29882U660794
- 413 18” Lt Alloy Wheel – Turbo Look
- AA Black Partial Leather
- P63 Sport Package
- P74 Xenon Headlamp Package
- V9 Black Top
- XME Rear Center Console Painted Exterior Color
- XMK Roll Bar Painted Exterior Color
- Y1 Seal Grey Metallic