Porsche 987.2 Boxster S
- Mileage: 49,024
- Year: 2011
- MOT Expiry: July 2022
- Exterior Colour: Black
- Interior Colour: Carrera Red Leather
- Top speed: 170
- 0-60mph: 5.3
- BHP: 306
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 3436cc
- Engine Configuration: Flat 6
The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined two-seat roadster that was first introduced in late 1996. The design, inspired by the 356 Cabriolet, Speedster, and 550 Spyder, stimulated a commercial turnaround for Porsche. Many believe the introduction of the Boxster helped save Porsche from acquisition.
987 was the internal designation for the second-generation Boxster, which made its debut at the 2004 Paris Motor Show alongside the 997 911. Going on sale in 2005 the 987 remained very similar to the previous generation, the 986. The most obvious styling change was to the headlights, which now had a profile similar to those of the Carrera GT. The intake vents on the sides of the car were now larger, with more pronounced horizontal slats; the wheel arches were also enlarged to allow bigger alloy wheels.
The most significant updates from the 986 could be found in the interior, with a more prominent circular theme evident in the instrument cluster and cooling vents. Porsche actually claimed that the 987 shared only 20% of its components with its predecessor.
Porsche first revealed the new 987.2 Boxster and Boxster S models at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2008, using totally new engines. Both models featured greater power due to an increase in engine displacement for the Boxster and the incorporation of Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) for the Boxster S. Both were now available with Porsche's new 7-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox but came standard with a new 6-speed manual gearbox. Use of DFI in the Boxster S raised the output of the 3.4-litre engine from 295hp to 310hp. Cosmetic changes to the 2009 Boxster and Boxster S included new head and rear lights, larger front air intakes with incorporated daytime running lights, and an altered lower rear end flanked by twin diffusers.
Black paintwork, Carrera Red leather upholstery, Electric soft-top in black, 19-inch SportDesign alloy wheels in black, 6-speed manual transmission, SportDesign Package, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Soul Perfomance stainless exhaust, Rear parking sensors, Electrically-adjustable seats with driver’s seat memory, Porsche crests in headrests, Instrument cluster in red, Seat heating and ventilation, Bose surround sound system, USB connectivity, Climate control, Porsche overmats.
The Black paintwork on this Boxster presents very well, retaining a deep glassy shine throughout and looking stunning under our studio lights – although our studio photos really don’t do it justice. The bodywork is free from any major scratches or unsightly car park dings, with just a handful of minor stone chips to be found towards the front bumper. All trims and seals remain in fine fettle, and the commonly affected front lights are clear and free from damage. A superb example in a gorgeous colour combo, ready to be driven and enjoyed.
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The interior of this particular Boxster was special order Carrera Red upholstery and trim, a bold yet fabulous choice which contracts beautifully against the black exterior. The seats remain supportive and are free from any signs or major wear, even to the deep bolsters. All the switchgear operates just as it should, including the electric soft top and ice cold air conditioning. The carpets are free from damage, protected by overmats in the footwells and the under-bonnet compartment is also very tidy.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine bay in the Boxster appears in very good order and being the ’S’ model it comes equipped with the 3.4-litre flat 6 engine. A 'Soul Performance' stainless steel exhaust was fitted in 2017 which produces a fantastic difference in tone, especially when taken through the rev range; a must have modification to unlock a glorious soundtrack from the flat 6 power plant. The car is accompanied by an excellent service history with 5 Porsche Silverstone entries in the maintenance booklet. The last service included a brake fluid change and was carried out in October 2021 at 48,838 miles.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Boxster sits on its original set of 19-inch SportDesign alloy wheels finished in black with a silver edge. There are no signs of curb marking to the wheels with the exception of a few small scuffs to the front near-side wheel. They are shod in a matching set of premium Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres with plenty of tread remaining. The red calipers look fantastic behind the black wheels, bringing the car to a halt quickly and in a straight line.
The Porsche Boxster S was first registered in September 2011; it has now driven just 49k miles from new with 5 keepers to its name. Within the History File you’ll find the maintenance booklet stamped 5 times, as detailed below. A superb service history carried out solely by Porsche Silverstone.
15/10/2013 at 17,339 miles
30/09/2015 at 24,361 miles
18/09/2017 at 33,054 miles
30/09/2019 at 40,478 miles
21/10/2021 at 48,838 miles
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