Porsche Boxster S

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    Mrs P and I had started discussing what we planned to do in 2018, it was late January, and every day was dark, cold and miserable.

    The conversation turned to a 2 seater mid-engined sports car, preferably a convertible . It would be used on weekends and driving trips around the English countryside, possibly the near continent. Unbeknown to me, we had both secretly wanted that type of vehicle, but never discussed it.

    We have been Mr & Mrs sensible over our 28 years of marriage,especially with car selection. Our history consists of Fords, Vauxhalls, Merc's and inevitably BMW's. There were a couple of coupes in early years, but once the baby's arrived, it was 4 door-ville all the way.

    The Budget


    Let's see what £4k buys us? ... A Mazda MX5? – Mrs P wasn’t amused.

    Okay let's see what £5-£6k buys us – some older Z4’s and SLK’s, and Boxsters. I would twist the tablet around and back would come appreciative nods at those. Nothing particularly quick, but hey who needs power when the sun is shining and out for a cruise.


    Then it happened!!! We started looking at Porsches driving around and instantly reached agreement that a Boxster is wanted, nay needed in our lives!

    None of the extended family had one, and if you are going to make a noise, then make it a big one!


    The budget jumped to £10k – ok this is starting to get serious – let’s sit on the idea for a week or two, and see if we still fancy that weekend toy. I continued to research the topic , outside the gaze of Mrs P. She has this habit of dismissing an idea, and then comes back to the same suggestion in agreement (28 years of marriage and I still can’t figure her out).


    The search


    The 2002-2005 Boxsters were excluded almost immediately on the grounds of the Intermediate shaft bearing (IMS). Cars from 2006-2009 were codenamed the 987 .1 (1st generation).

    We had a look at a few, mostly the 2.7 litre version, but nothing peeked our attention. We knew we liked them though.

    I joined a few Porsche forums (BMWLAND has been invaluable with my F25 X3 30d), in the hope of doing something similar and learning about the marque. Most said try and get into a 987 .2 (2nd generation), and if by chance there was one for sale near my in laws – we hastily made up a story and disappeared like naughty children for an hour. The interior was lovely. It wasn’t the car for us, but the 987 .2 had us smitten …. (to be continued)
     
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    The budget – if we want a 987 .2 then close to £20k is where we need to be.

    Why don’t you have the X3 and I can get the train into work ( I was finding my drives into London increasingly frustrating), which helps my ever expanding waistline reduce somewhat. Mrs P liked that idea over buying her a fairly new BMW X1. WE would sell her Mercedes C Class to partly fund the Porsche.


    Many weeks passed … I looked and looked, and saw and drove , but nothing was of the quality, price and spec we wanted …. But then I noticed an advert for a car that hadn’t arrived yet. No pictures and it wasn’t on auto trader or pistonheads. The specification was everything and more I could have wished for …


    Boxster 987 3.4S (DFI Engine Generation II) PDK transmission. First registered 31/10/2009 59-registration. (2010 model year car). Finished in Meteor Grey Metallic with full (extended) Black leather interior. Supplied new by Porsche Centre Chester.

    2 former keepers and invoice supported service history with maintenance carried out at the following intervals :-

    1/11/2011 at 15528 miles (Porsche Centre Bristol)

    28/10/2013 at 26537 miles (Porsche Centre Swindon) - Major with plugs

    23/05/2015 at 44293 miles (Porsche Torque)

    13/07/2016 at 47672 miles (Zentrum Nottingham) - PDK Service and belts

    15/05/2017 at 48633 miles (Zentrum Nottingham) - Major with plugs

    Next service due 15/05/2019



    Lightly used in recent years, always garaged, and fastidiously maintained. Presented in exceptional order throughout, a super drive and arguably one of the more highly optioned Boxsters we've seen.

    Bodywork, wheels, interior and fabric roof are all very much in showroom condition. Tyres all recently replaced, brakes (discs and pads) recent too. Supplied with x2 keys, MOT's, invoices, original service book, all manuals and literature.

    19" Turbo alloys with colour crested wheel centres, PCM 3.0 Touchscreen Satellite Navigation, PCM Bluetooth telephone preparation, Sports Chrono Package Plus with Sport, Sport Plus and Launch control, Full extended leather (dashboard / doorcards), PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Lighting System), full automatic climate controlled air conditioning, BOSE upgraded sound system, Wind Deflector, Cruise Control, multi-function steering wheel, heated seats, day-time running lights, rear park assist, PSM (Porsche Stability Management), remote central locking, Thatcham Category 1 alarm / immobiliser, ABS, power steering, electric windows / mirrors / power fold fabric roof, on-board computer, silver dials, silver chronometer face, chrome tailpipes and subscription based Tracker security.

    A very special example. Detailed images to follow ……
     
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    A phone call was made , further details given, and I would be the first to view once it arrived.

    The pictures appeared on their website 3 days later, followed by a phone call inviting us to come and view the vehicle in the morning.

    It would be a understatement to say we were thrilled, excited and yet nervous having found our perfect example. It wasn’t a Boxster, it was a Boxster S with Porsche DoppelKupplung (PDK) !!!

    The bodywork was near perfect as was the dealer’s presentation and knowledge. A deal was struck. WE OWNED IT !!!!


    Time for the pictures ….
     
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    The Monday after collection weekend was taken off work, the weather was warm and sunny so we took full advantage, and ventured down to Windsor for some lunch and a stroll along the Thames ..

    Boxster (7).JPG Boxster (9).JPG
     
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    Congrats! Nice write up and nice pics!!!

    Kev
     
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    Great choice for a very serious 'weekend toy'. (y)
    I like the colour and those wheels look great!
     
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    Lovely car.

    Think a lot of us want one of these now

    Enjoy


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    Man, that is a fine looking car! I'll bet you look back at it as you walk away? I know I would!

    :worship:
     
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    Nice one (y)... fingers crossed for a good summer :sunny:
     
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    Well done to both! (y) And well done on a well written report, esp the pics. :)
     
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    That is a seriously nice car, I love colour - not the everyday - and the wheels top it off.

    Quality pics btw.

    Enjoy.
     
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    That is lovely , enjoy it (y)
     
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    Love car! Stunning....
    What an amazing wife you have!
     
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    Congratulations. That does look awfully nice. I wish you big fun with it.

    Within the bounds of what is sane, life is not a rehearsal and if you can possibly tick all the boxes, you should. Well done.
     
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    Yer boy!
     
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    Wow, looks amazing. You should be very happy.
     
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    Having just come from a 987.1 Cayman, I hope you have as much fun in yours as I did in mine. They're excellent cars and draw lots of admiring glances, especially ones as pretty as yours.
     
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