Ladies and gentlemen it has arrived,
the three grand Porsche Boxster
. Or at least the three grand Porsche Boxster with service history and a valid MoT - no doubt there have been cheaper Boxsters before with a murky Cat D history or other serious and obvious flaws. Like
a knackered engine
But this car looks to us to be pretty. The pictures and description of it aren't the best, but from what we can gather it looks to be a fairly straight, tidy and clean example both inside and out. Though there might just be some sort of horror lurking in that service history file - the early 2.5 Boxsters aren't blessed with the most robust of motors, with rear main oil seals going, dodgy ignition coils and even the occasional intermediate shaft failure.
It's a car you should go in with your eyes wide open, then, but as long as its service history suggests it's been looked after well during its 93,000-mile life it might just be a bargains. Especially since, with a bit of haggling and the sacrificing of that private plate, you might just get your hands on it for a number starting with a two.
an even cheaper Boxster currently in the PH classifieds
, too, but that suffers from a) being an auto and b) having done 150,000 miles. Plus a couple of tears in the soft top.
Of course, if you've got a 986-gen Boxster-shaped itch that only the extra power of the 255hp 3.2-litre S you'll need to fork out a little extra moolah, but you can still get into one for little more than £6K as this V-plate Boxster S shows.
Judging by the recent weather, we may have already had the best of the summer, but the Boxster has a perfectly decent roof and, for the brave buyer, this might well be the cheapest way into the ownership of a (relatively) modern Porsche.
Transmission:5-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Torque (lb ft):177@5,000rpm*
Recorded mileage: 93,872
Price new: £33,950
Yours for: £3,250 ono