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Ferrari Sound for Boxster Money: 2004 Porsche Boxster S

Hello all, it has been awhile and I have missed the banter.  I have not been able to keep up my regular contributions as my budding little European auto business is taking up more and more of my time, and sanity.  That does not mean that I don’t run into the occasional gem every now and again.

Case in point, during my daughter’s soccer practice her coach pulled into the parking lot in what sounded like something very Italian.  Imagine my surprise when the culprit turned out to be a ’04 Porsche Boxster S.  I complimented him on his choice of transport and he responded with, “thanks, know anyone that wants it?”  Turns out, like many of us, he has gotten to the point where a two seat vehicle and a growing family are not a good match.

One Owner 2004 Porsche Boxster S:

Some more details on the car –

“One owner 2004 Porsche Boxster S finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over black leather interior.  51k cared for miles with a clean title and CARFAX, all maintenance is current.

Equipped with AM/FM CD Bose Sound, power windows and locks, keyless entry, heated seats, cruise control, Litronic lighting, and more.  Performance highlights include a six speed manual transmission, four wheel disc brakes on drilled rotors, and the fantastic 3.2 six cylinder motor that delivers a great deal of performance throughout the entire power band.

This Boxster also has several performance modifications.  This includes double spoke NHR wheels with spacers on all four corners.  The car has a lower stance and even better ride than stock with it’s K Sport lowering kit.  This Boxster also has NHP headers, high flow 20″ catalytic converters from Jeggs, a Borla exhaust, and a Evoms intake to help everything breathe better.

All stock parts come with this Porsche.  Overall this Boxster is a joy to drive and sounds even better than it looks.”

Is it just me or does this Boxster look a great deal like the Maisto replica of the Boxster concept car?  It’s really a neat car, well kept with the only flaw being a rip in the driver’s side bolster.  Something that I am fixing as we speak.  We are asking $26.9k, open to reasonable offers.

In the meantime you all take care, hope to chat you up soon.  I am off to save a ’95 540 that has been rotting in a friend’s carport for the past few years.




  1. KevinR
    KevinR September 12, 2012

    It might help if you posted something about where the car is located. After searching all of the pages on your website for a clue and finding none, I finally had to do a Google search on the area code in the phone number.

    After reading so much about the exhaust note, I expected to find an audio clip. It’s a nice enough looking car, but that price is 996 territory so you may have a bit of a time moving it along.

  2. Larry
    Larry September 12, 2012

    “Is it just me or does this Boxster look a great deal like the Maisto replica of the Boxster concept car?” No, it’s not just you.

    Reasonably well optioned, and it has some nice mods. Of course, those mods narrow your buyer pool also. At nearly $27K on a 51K mile ’04 Boxster S, you’re going to need someone who thinks those mods are worth adding a few grand.

    By the way, Aaron, glad to hear your new business venture is going well. Best wishes for continued success!

  3. Carter J
    Carter J September 12, 2012

    Sorry, but maintaining these is miserable and very expensive. You have to effectively remove the motor to do anything to the car at all. It was brilliant marketing by the company, but a difficult car to own for the long-haul unless your a certified Porsche mechanic.

  4. Aaron
    Aaron September 13, 2012

    Thanks for your thoughts all…

    @KevinR, I have to be honest I was a bit vague. I was/am a bit uncomfortable selling my wares on a blog I have written for and still read daily. That said, it still needs to find a home so I will be more specific next time. I took a very nice video the other day of the note but the driver was heck bent on snapping my neck at every turn, I could only hear my cursing so I am going to shoot another when the Boxster is stationary.

    @Larry, good to hear from you my friend. I do think the price is a bit high, you know how consignments go. I will be dropping it $1k this weekend and will continue to do so until it is gone. I do have all the stock parts so a day in the shop could get her back in her original form.

    @Carter J, at the risk of being contrary I have to disagree. Having owned one of these for four years (which is a lifetime for me) I found it quite easy to maintain. The caveat to that is any clutch work or a blown IMS bearing which would scuttle the motor. If I were to buy this car the first thing I would do it get the IMS upgrade kit from LN Engineering.

    Cheers, Aaron.

  5. Larry
    Larry September 13, 2012

    I’ll second Aaron’s point about reliability. I’ve had my 2002 Boxster for 7 years (purchased CPO), and my only expenses to date have been standard maintenance items. Any established model has one or two fairly well known issues that are easily found via a Google search. The 1st gen Boxster is no different. Before buying, you need to do some research so you know what you should look for (or plan on having to do).

  6. Larry
    Larry September 13, 2012

    By the way, Aaron, you need to get more *available* inventory on your website. It looks like you sold everything already! Not the worst problem to have, of course…

  7. Aaron
    Aaron September 13, 2012

    Isn’t that the truth! I can only carry 7-8 cars at a time and I generally wholesale half of those. I am right at the point where I need to commit to a larger space but I am reluctant to take the plunge. That said, I just got three cars in today so that should add to what is available 🙂 Thank you Larry.

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