2004 Porsche 986 Boxster S 50 Years 550 Spyder Edition

In 2004, Porsche released the “50 Years of 550 Spyder Edition” Porsche Boxster for the final year of the 986, limited to just 1953 examples paying tribute to the iconic 550 Spyder race car. This Boxster was originally delivered to Porsche of Hawaii in April of 2004, and features a model-exclusive Cocoa Brown leather interior, a Cocoa Brown soft top, 18” painted Carrera wheels, a 6-speed manual transmission, and the Bose High-End Sound Package. Showing approximately 40k miles on the odometer, this collectible “50 Years of 550 Spyder Edition” Boxster is now being offered by its owner out of Hawaii.

All 550 Spyder editions came finished in GT Silver Metallic, a color that had been previously reserved for only the Carrera GT and 40th-anniversary edition 911. Exterior equipment includes a unique 550 Spyder edition polished exhaust finisher, a Cocoa Brown soft top, and 18” painted Carrera wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires showing date codes from 2017 and approximately 300 miles of use. The seller notes a scrape on the front bumper, holes from the license plate bracket, a small crack in the bottom of the passenger mirror housing, and a dent under the passenger side rocker panel. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

The interior is appointed with Cocoa Brown leather including power-adjustable Sport Seats. A commemorative dash plaque denotes the car as number 320 of 1953 units built in total. Factory features include the Bose High-End Sound Package, a remote 6-disc CD changer, and Porsche Communication Management II (PCM II).

The 986 Boxster S is equipped with a 3.2L mid-mounted flat-six engine, and this specially tuned limited edition receives an additional 6 HP for a total output of 266 HP at 6200 RPM. A 6-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels. 550 Spyder edition cars also received several other performance enhancements over the standard Boxster S including a factory short shifter, slightly lower and stiffer suspension, and Porsche Stability Management (PSM). The engine was reportedly replaced by Porsche Hawaii at 10k miles and maintenance completed under the current ownership includes new rear CV boots, new tires, a new convertible top inner liner, a new fuel pump, a new A/C receiver, compressor, and a new water pump.

The original owner's manuals and a clean title.

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $17,000
  • Auction End: 2022-05-29 19:24:01+00:00
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Comments (53)

  • Wht911 4 months, 1 weekago

    Any idea how much shipping to the east coast would cost? Can you handle the arrangements?

  • $17,000 offer from Cherry Hill, NJ (08002) 4 months, 4 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $17,000

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 monthsago

    @rjcp1 Agreed.

  • rjcp1 5 monthsago

    @cdporterfield, I'm not sure you did yourself any favors with the photography for this listing. Your comment that imperfections are less noticeable in person makes sense because the photos are mostly taken in direct sunlight which is not ideal. I think the photographs may have amplified some cosmetic issues beyond what you would see in person. Again, great opportunity for a savvy buyer.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 monthsago

    @rjcp1 If someone does not snap it up soon. I will correct some minor flaws and increase the price. :-)

  • rjcp1 5 monthsago

    To see any used car priced below market value in todays market is very rare, to see a collectable Porsche available under market value is unheard of. But here we have one. Can't believe nobody has snapped it up yet. These are amazing cars, what an opportunity to grab one that only needs a little TLC and have equity in the car right away. If I didn't own #1183 I'd buy this.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 monthsago

    @por356c I priced the car toward the low end of reasonable because I had not addressed some of the smaller cosmetic stuff. The front bumper is not really noticeable in person, but is an easy fix. The seats are in great shape but at most could use a little restaining on the drivers seat. A couple of the wheels could use the edged polished. None of this detracts from how it runs and drives, which is magnificent. And if you don’t immediately notice the small cosmetic stuff, the car actually looks new.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 monthsago

    @por356c It should cost $1200 to$1500 to ship to Long Beach via Matson shipping.

  • por356c 5 months, 1 weekago

    A Buy it Now of $25k is quite a good deal. I own #1272 and so I follow these cars pretty closely. Currently they sell from about $31k to $35k. Is the fact that this car is in Hawaii an issue? Cost to get it to the mainland? Good luck.

  • rsierra (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    One more thing, the GT silver/cocoa leather combo is stunning in person. The brown tint in the paint really compliments cocoa well. GLWS!

  • rsierra (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @cdporterfield You're welcome, be patient it should sell. I would not drop the price. It just takes the right buyer to come along, once you see it and drive it should sell itself. GLWS!

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @rsierra Thanks. I agree. There are no issues with the car at all, except for some minor cosmetic issues. In person, even those are hard to notice.

  • rsierra (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Man 25 for this car seems like a real bargain. I have essentially the identical car and it's a great car especially at that price assuming of course there are no issues with it.

  • JoosonPeak 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,800

  • ca56ny 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • JoosonPeak 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • ca56ny 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • 2mAn 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,986

  • 2mAn (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    boring bids are boring

  • ca56ny 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • 2mAn 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,051

  • Audiophilic 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,800

  • 2mAn 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,550

  • dwidtfeldt 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    I see the auction will end before I can get late questions answered. It will still be for sale here in Honolulu.

  • diamondmotorworks 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @Hotride there is nothing "destroyed " about any part of the car. The pics tend to over emphasize flaws. Further, anything you spot is easy to tend to, which was my plan when I bought it. However, I am buying a house now, so extra toys are getting sold. Please keep comments respectful rather than derogatory.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @Smitti56 it was replaced when owned by the first owner. He said he thinks it was the IMS. I will try and confirm today.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @cdporterfield I meant answered below ?

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @Adoptagreatpet answered above.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @2mAn that sounds about right. It's been lower at around $1200 when fuel was cheaper. I shipped several cars back and forth including shipping a camper van over here.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @Roballen85044 I believe so. I'll call the dealer today and try to confirm

  • Roballen85044 (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Hello. Regarding engine replacement, was the replacement engine as per original “Spyder Edition” spec, or something else?

  • 2mAn (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Last I saw shipping from Hawaii to LA/ Long Beach was ~$1500

  • Devil_Dog_Ultra (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @Adoptagreatpet you as the buyer can get a quote takes less than 15 minutes to do so.

  • dwidtfeldt 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,750

  • patco2927 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • dwidtfeldt 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • patco2927 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • Adoptagreatpet (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    I don’t know if this question was answered but do you know the cost of shipping this car to Los Angeles. Thank you.

  • dwidtfeldt 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • Smitti56 5 months, 1 weekago

    Can you elaborate on why the engine was replaced? Beautiful car; needs a little TLC in my estimation! GLWA!

  • Hotride (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Despite not being a daily driver, the deteriorated state of the seats, side/back of the steering wheel, lower dash near the glove compartment, seats, passenger upper door, and many injuries to the exterior may push this into the fair category on Hagerty. Regardless, with the mechanics being good, this still makes for a great car for the right person and/or at the right price

  • peteranzo 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,001

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @Efariab will do.

  • Efariab (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @cdporterfield
    Would you please post some pictures of the under carriage ( under the engine, drive train, front/rear suspension, etc.) and also write age of the "tires' ??
    Thanks in advance,
    Efariab

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Note that the mileage is 40,300 and the engine was replaced at 23,000ish

  • manuals4ever 5 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $550

  • manuals4ever (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Hi @cdporterfield
    I said TLC not refurbished. But clearly some needs...
    as mentioned the bumper, the cracked mirror housing, the damaged , the rocker dent, all the wheels need refinishing as they have been curbed... TLC
    The engine replacement is good
    GLWTA!

  • REB27 (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Another reason to wish I lived in
    Hawaii….GLWTA.

  • cdporterfield (seller) 5 months, 1 weekago

    @manuals4ever It actually “needs” very little. Perhaps a couple of cosmetic touch-ups, but mechanical it’s perfect. The biggest flaw is the front bumper, but it’s actually not so noticeable in person.

  • manuals4ever (registered bidder) 5 months, 1 weekago

    Great model the 550 Spyder! This one has low miles but looks to need some TLC.
    GLWTA!

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2004 Porsche 986 Boxster S 50 Years 550 Spyder Edition
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