2005 Porsche Boxster 986 2.7

42,000 mi
217 BHP



  • Powerful mid-engined roadster
  • 2.7-litre flat-six produces 234hp
  • 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds
  • Only 42.5k miles on the clock
  • Excellent paintwork and a very clean interior 


The 986 Boxster was a lifesaver for Porsche when it was introduced, going on to be the company’s best-selling product for most of the late ‘90s and early 2000s. And it’s easy to see why: a top speed just a whisker under the 160mph mark, and requiring only 6.2 seconds to hurl itself to 60mph, all wrapped up in a package which added a little driving flair to your morning commute.

This 986 is finished in the very sensible combination of silver paintwork, with a black leather interior. It’s the kind of car which, if parked on a city street, most people would walk past without giving it a second thought. But you know you can jump in, deploy the convertible roof on a warm summer’s evening, and exercise your inner hooligan if the fancy takes. Then when Monday morning comes around again you can park it in the staff car park without raising any eyebrows. 

So if suave understatement is your modus operandi - albeit with the comforting knowledge that you have 234hp ready and waiting in the engine mounted amidships - then this low mileage Boxster is certainly worth a bid. 

History and Documentation

First registered in April 2005 Purchased by the current owner in January 2022MOT valid until October 2024V5 document present Only four registered former keepersTwo keysThe vendor states that the car will be accompanied by the original service book with stampsOnly 42.5k miles on the odometerThe fabulous registration LG05 PNK is included in the sale - perhaps a respray in pink is what this car really needs


  • Smart black leather interior
  • The seat upholstery has some light creasing from normal use, but no obvious signs of damage
  • Both seats are electronically adjustable, and fold forwards for access to the storage pockets behind
  • The matching leather-clad door cards are tidy and free from scuffs
  • On the dashboard, the buttons and switchgear are well preserved, with few signs of wear
  • Original Porsche radio/CD player
  • Automatic climate control
  • The vendor reports that all the interior accessories work well, and that the interior is in very good condition throughout
  • Tiptronic gear selectors on the steering wheel
  • Large analogue instruments, with the tachometer taking pride of place in the centre of the cluster
  • Distinctive modern typeface on the gauge dials
  • Deep black carpets in good condition
  • The leather-trimmed overmats are in very good condition of the age of the car
  • At the front of the car, the luggage compartment is carpeted and features the spare wheel, and the rear compartment is similarly well presented 


  • Excellent silver paintwork, with no significant scratches reported
  • Unmissable Porsche styling throughout
  • The body panels generally look straight
  • From what we can see, the underside looks nice and clean
  • The electric roof is said to function without issue
  • Black roof fabric has some light creasing but doesn’t look faded or damaged
  • 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
  • Matching set of Pirelli P Zero tyres - the most recent MOT records some slight damage or cracking to the nearside front tyre
  • The centre-exit exhaust is a great feature
  • The vendor reports having only driven the car about 1,000 miles this year - avoiding rain wherever possible - which is reflected in the very good condition of the body panels and paint 


  • 2,687cc flat-six ‘Boxer’ engine, produces 234hp
  • Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • We’re told that the gearbox has received a fluid change and switch replacement
  • The only MOT advisories are for a minor oil leak, and a slightly corroded power steering hose ferrule
  • No other mechanical issues reported
  • The seller is concerned that the battery may need to be replaced, so will do this prior to sale if necessary
  • The car starts, drives well, and is in very good condition for its nearly twenty years, according to the seller 


It’s amazing how well Boxsters of this era have aged. They are totally at home on the road today, and certainly don’t suffer from looking like an old car. And what a huge dose of performance you get for your money: the mid-mounted flat-six is more than adequate, kicking out plenty of horses when you want it to. 

We think this Boxster offers a great chance to have some fun without needing to sell the family silver. Yes, there are a couple of minor jobs to be done, but nothing out of the ordinary for a car of this age. There’s a reason why this car sold so well when new, and it certainly still holds up well all these years later. 

To arrange a viewing, please request this in the Q&A section. You can click through to the seller's profile and use the 'Email Me' function to arrange a viewing privately. This seller is located in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

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