Additional information

Body Type


Ext Colour

Arctic Silver Metallic

Fuel Type


Int Colour

Boxster Red leather



Model Year






Philip Raby

Porsche Boxster


This Porsche Boxster is a real time capsule, as it is one of the first ones ever sold, being registered in April 1997 soon after the car went on sale. What’s more, it’s covered just 38,600 miles and is as close to as-new condition as you could imagine.

The car is finished in the model’s launch colours of Arctic Silver Metallic with a full Boxster Red leather interior, which is a winning combination. The specification is refreshingly simple, with 17-inch Carrera Twist wheels, a CDR21 radio/CD player, front centre console, and a storage pocket on the rear bulkhead between the seats.

The Porsche benefits from a well documented service history and just two owners from new. It’s due a major service soon, so we shall do that ready for the new owner. It’s in superb condition, throughout. The hood is almost new, as are the Toyo tyres. The full leather Boxster Red interior is opulent and in lovely condition, as is the exterior.

With its 2.5-litre flat-six engine and five-speed gearbox, this is a reminder of just how good the original 986 Boxster really was. So many today are tired and scruffy, but this remains taut and precise to drive, and it looks beautifully pure and simple. A true modern classic and a great car for a collector or for someone to just use and enjoy.

If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we can make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. We are based in the historic village of Bosham, on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.

Each car we sell goes through a thorough mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue with your Porsche, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a live video. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.

Philip Raby says: “This takes me back to being a young motoring journalist, when I drove the then-new 986 Boxsters a lot for magazine features. Today, it seems refreshingly simple and fun to drive.”

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For more information, or to book an appointment to view, please call 01243 780389 or send a message via the form below. We’d love to hear from you.