2004 Porsche 986 Boxster S 6-Speed

Available for auction is this 2004 Porsche Boxtser S finished in Basalt Black Metallic over a Black full leather interior. Introduced in late 1996 as Porsche’s mid-engine entry level model, the first generation Boxster has been rapidly gaining favor amongst enthusiasts and collectors alike. This 2004 Boxster S was originally purchased from Porsche of Honolulu, and was acquired by the seller in 2016. It was subsequently shipped to Colorado where it resides today. It comes equipped with factory options including the Xenon Headlamp package, 18” Carrera wheels, Self dimming mirrors, and more. This 986 Boxster is now being offered by its seller out of Colorado showing just over 39k miles on the odometer.

This 986 is finished in Basalt Black Metallic (Z4) and features an automatically deploying rear spoiler and a power-retractable black soft top. The seller notes that the previous owner applied a ceramic coating which was replaced with a new high quality coating in July of this year, and a layer of paint protection film covers the front end. Detailed images can be found in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX. Features include the Xenon Headlamp package, quarter panel air vents, a speed-activated rear spoiler, roll hoops, a central exhaust outlet, and 18” Light Alloy Carrera Wheels with colored crest center caps. The wheels come dressed in a set of Michelin Pilot Sport All Season tires bearing date codes from 2020.

The cabin of this Boxster is appointed with Black Full Leather upholstery with matching carpets. The cabin is said to remain nicely preserved showing little wear throughout. Amenities include Self dimming mirrors and Rain Sensors, a Porsche Windstop (deflector), an On Board Computer, and the shifter and handbrake handle in leather and aluminum. The factory Hi-Fi sound system has been upgraded with a Pioneer CD RDS receiver, an Alpine 4 channel amplifier, and Focal and Infinity speakers. The seller confirms that all gauges, electronics, and accessories remain functional, and that the original sound system will be included with the car.

This Boxster S is equipped with a mid-mounted 3.2L flat-six engine that sends as much as 258 HP and 229 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. Performance features include standard Porsche Stability Management (PSM), and fixed 4-piston red-painted brake calipers with cross-drilled rotors at each corner. The CARFAX includes 14 service history records dating back as far as 2003, and under current ownership the car has reportedly received a new water pump and serpentine belt, a driver’s side rear axle assembly, a battery, and new tires. The seller notes that there is an occasional rattle coming from the rear area that remains undiagnosed.

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s books, and window sticker. Don’t miss this nicely preserved example of the quickly appreciating first generation Boxster !

Auction Results

  • Buy now purchase price: $22,500
  • Auction End: 2022-08-22 17:03:15+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 2
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Comments (37)

  • Buyer from Carthage, NY (13619) 1 monthago

    Purchased for $22,500

  • $21,500 offer from Longmont, CO (80503) 1 monthago

    Offer in the amount of $21,500

  • October1967 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $19,275

  • October1967 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • October1967 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $18,750

  • boxsterbetty 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $18,500

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • boxsterbetty 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,750

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,250

  • boxsterbetty 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • October1967 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,250

  • boxsterbetty 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • boxsterbetty 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • boxsterbetty 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • Aiello11 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,750

  • pars22 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • tizzy 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • diamondmotorworks 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,750

  • tizzy 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • Jeffe2020 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • opaekaa (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @lennyloftin Thanks. I'll have them check that as well.

  • lennyloftin (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    My educated guess would be the hydrolic chain tensioners . The older they get the more they bleed out over nite or after awhile of sitting. I replace them at my shop alot.

  • opaekaa (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ibmiked I can, but not through this messaging system, apparently. I can upload a pdf of it to PCarmarket's cloud service, but it will be up to them to post it. I can tell you the last Blackstone report was in January and I've driven it maybe 500 miles since then, if that. The result was positive with no issues.

  • opaekaa (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @olazagaj I understand. I wanted to make sure there was full disclosure.. I've had that rattle show up occasionally since I've owned it. I've always considered it to be minor.

  • olazagaj 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hi, beautiful vehicle. Just my honest opinion - Tough to bid without knowing what the rattle is..

  • ibmiked (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @opaekaa Hi, can you please provide a copy of the recent oil report?

  • 9JuanJuan (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I owned almost this same machine. It had an intermittent rattle as you describe. Turned out to be a pebble in exhaust manifold shroud. You may want to add that to the check list before you go tearing into the IMS bearing.

  • audios22 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @opaekaa Hopefully the dealer can find the cause. As you say. may not be a big mechanical issue. Loose bolt or nut somewhere that doesn't affect the peerformance. just irritating.

  • opaekaa (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @audios22 that’s good information, and why I’m getting it checked next week.

  • opaekaa (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    The rattle happens when I am on a rough road. It persists and then goes away after awhile. I had another Boxster with the same issue. A previous owner had the dealer look at this problem and they couldn’t find anything, so I’d assumed it was a design flaw of some kind. I’ve had it for the extent of my ownership. I’m going to take the car to get inspected mid next week, which is the earliest I’ll be able to get it in. Maybe this time they’ll find the problem and I’ll see about getting it fixed. Regarding the video, it may be difficult because it only shows up when I’m driving, and only occasionally. I did have the oil checked within the last 2K miles or less and found no telltale signs of IMS degradation, and I also found no indication when I disassembled and inspected the oil filter.

  • RLTCo (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I think they meant 6-speed!

  • audios22 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I have this exact same P-Car. With 44K miles. Absolutely the best valued Porsche in today's market. This looks to be a very good example of a '04 986. The rattle in the rear? Could be problematic. Telltale signs of the IMS bearing? My friend heard a similar rattle and 2 days later it let go. Hopefully the seller can detail this and pinpoint the rattle's location and cause.

  • dds_lcs (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hi, is there a video of the rattle?

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2004 Porsche 986 Boxster S 6-Speed
Purchase price: $22,500
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