MAKE : PORSCHE
YEAR : 2004
MODEL : BOXSTER S 550 ANNIVERSARY
BODY STYLE : CONVERTIBLE
MILEAGE : 35,506
TRANSMISSION : 6 SPEED MANUAL
PRICE : £ Sold
DRIVETRAIN : RWD
ENGINE : 3.2L
EXTERIOR COLOUR : GT SILVER METALLIC
INTERIOR COLOUR : COCOA LEATHER
The Boxster is styled after the 550 Spyder, with similar bodylines, mid-engine roadster configuration, low weight, excellent agility, and a high level of driving pleasure. The commemorative Boxster S further reflects this classic Porsche model with performance enhancements and additional styling cues not previously available on Boxster models.
For added performance, the Boxster S edition is equipped with the most powerful engine ever offered in the Boxster model line. Rated at 264 horsepower, the 3.2-litre flat-six cylinder power plant propels the car from 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, and to a top track speed of 165 mph. Sportier suspension settings, 5 mm-wide wheel spacers on all four wheels, and standard 18-inch Carrera wheels improve handling, while a 15 percent shorter shift travel in the standard six-speed manual transmission provides quicker gear shifting.
As most 550 Spyders were painted silver, the new special edition Boxster S is finished in GT Silver Metallic, a colour only found on the Carrera GT and "40 Years of the 911" models. The soft top is in Cocoa, a dark brown colour used by Porsche for the first time. For additional visual emphasis, wheel spokes are painted in Seal Grey, a coloured Porsche crest adorns each wheel hub cover, and the monoblock brake calipers have an aluminum paint finish. Other exclusive exterior styling features include silver-painted grills above the rear strut openings, a specially created stainless steel tailpipe, chrome plated and polished Boxster S lettering on the rear deck lid, and safety bar padding that matches the car's interior.
Cocoa and GT Silver dominate the car's special interior with matching carpet and floor mats featuring the Porsche script logo. The centre panels of the standard heated seats, handbrake lever, gear lever gate, ball-shaped aluminum gearshift knob, inside door handles, and padded sport steering wheel are covered in Cocoa coloured leather. The rear section of the centre console, handbrake lever, grooved bar on the dashboard, switch panel, and the back of the safety bars are painted in GT Silver Metallic. Instruments are uniquely styled with black faces surrounded by chrome plated decorative rings.
Other standard features include Porsche Stability Management (PSM), an on-board computer, Litronic headlamps with dynamic beam angle adjustment and a cleaning system, and a wind stop.
Named after its corresponding internal design project number, the 550 Spyder was the first Porsche sports car created exclusively with racing in mind. Among its numerous racing successes was a class victory in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana - the famed Mexican road race. Triumphs such as this contributed to the Porsche brand fame and its current familiarity among the general public.
Production of the Boxster S edition was limited to 1953 units to commemorate the 550 Spyder's introduction at the 1953 Paris Motor Show. A limited-edition plate on the center console indicates the Anniversary car's production number.
All our cars are supplied with a six month warranty.