This 2000 Porsche Boxster S is finished Guards Red over a Savannah Beige leather interior and features a 6-speed manual transmission. The Boxster S was the top-range version of the 986 model and featured a 250 HP flat-six engine, larger brakes with red-painted brake calipers, and dual central exhaust outlets. This inaugural-year example equips automatic climate control, 17” 996 Carrera-look twist-spoke wheels, new tires, and recent maintenance including new engine mounts, transmission mounts, and brake pads. This Boxster S is now being offered for auction by its third owner out of Texas with approximately 58k miles on the odometer.
This 986 is finished in Guards Red with a black cabriolet top. Compared to a standard Boxster, the “S” model receives red-painted brake calipers and dual central exhaust outlets. This Boxster features a ceramic coating, and the seller notes a small imperfection on the passenger rear wheel opening lip. It rides on 17” 996 Carrera-look twist-spoke wheels which were mounted with new Continental Pro Contact Z-rated tires in 2022. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin presents Savannah Beige leather upholstery, and factory features include bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior color floor mats, and fleece-lined front and rear luggage compartments. Amenities include automatic climate control, cruise control, a cabin wind deflector, side impact airbags, and a central locking system. This Boxster S also comes with two sets of carpeted floor mats and an unused factory tonneau cover in its original bag. The seller notes that all gauges and accessories work properly except for the radio which displays stations but does not produce sound.
The Boxster S is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter flat-six engine that delivers up to 250 HP and 225 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. As a Boxster S, this example features an upgraded braking system compared to the standard Boxster. Maintenance under current ownership has included the installation of new engine mounts, transmission mounts, vacuum tubes, and all four CV boots. In the Spring of 2023, all four sets of brake pads and sensors were replaced.
This sale will include a toolkit, a spare tire, a car bra, sales literature, owner’s manuals, and additional carpeted floor mats.
The seller would like you to know: “This is my fifth and favorite Porsche over a span of 50+ years. I've owned it for a little over 2 years, and, I would not sell it except for 1) I need a knee replacement that will keep me from driving a stick for a long time, 2) I'm almost 76 and am finding it harder to bend well to get in, 3) I bought a new Corvette with an automatic, and 4) I have too many cars and need the room. I had my mechanic go through the car and repair or replace anything mechanical that was needed when I bought it and have driven it very little in the 2+ years I have owned it. There should be no "surprises" and no disappointments for the new owner. This car is stock, with no damage, with new tires and brakes. I do not have any records from either of the previous owners, just receipts for what I have had done. I have not done the IMS bearing and the car does not need a clutch. It is an early Boxster S that I have been told was equipped with the double-row bearing when manufactured. Thanks for your interest. This is my first auction, please bear with me as I try to answer your questions.”