2008 PORSCHE BOXSTER 3.4 'S' Registration Number: HG08 AZF ...






Registration Number: HG08 AZF
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ98Z8U721454
Recorded Mileage: 66,428 miles

- More powerful S specification model
- Six speed manual gearbox
- Full Porsche/specialist service history

"The idea was to create an additional product line from the vehicle concept and components of a new 911 to guarantee clear identification of the car as a Porsche." - Horst Marchart

Now incredibly over 25 years old, the Porsche Boxster is one of the firm’s true success stories, being credited for helping turning around the then ailing fortunes of the illustrious German sportscar manufacturer. Early in the 1990s, Porsche was going through tough times. Sales figures were declining while production costs were excessively high. One of the main problems was the company’s four technically very independent product lines. They were selling the 911, 944, 968 and 928. Four types of cars that didn't share too much technology. The mid-engine design concept of the 986, with short body overhang at the rear and a front end extending well beyond the front axle, were all references to cars like the Porsche 550 Spyder and 718 RS 60. The central exhaust was a reference to these legendary cars as well. Introduced in late 1996, the first generation model was heavily influenced by this 1993 Boxster Concept. 

In 2000, the base model was upgraded to a 2.7-litre engine and a new Boxster S variant was introduced, with a more powerful 3.2-litre engine to match the excellent chassis dynamics. The second generation of the Boxter, the type 987, was launched in 2005, with more powerful power units and styling inspired by the flagship Carrera GT. In 2007 the Boxster range was improved further with engines taken from the contemporary Cayman models. The 3.4 litre S model in particular now had supercar beating performance, with the 0-60 sprint being despatched in a mere 5.4 seconds, on the way to a top speed of almost 170mph. The third generation Boxster (Type 981) was launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. 

This well presented 3.4 litre ‘S’ model, with the later 295bhp Cayman-derived engine, was delivered new in June 2008, and has been in single private ownership since 2013. In the intervening years the Boxster has been maintained by Porsche or marque specialists according to the recommended service schedule. The service book contains four stamps at Official Porsche Centres, with a further two by respected specialist eporsch of Surrey. The last major service was in 2021 at 57,721 miles, in addition the Porsche received a replacement steering rack, water pump with drive belt and attention to the air conditioning system. The Boxster is now due a minor service, which will be performed in advance of the auction.

Finished in Midnight Blue metallic with a navy convertible roof and complementing leather interior, and complete with service books, receipts for maintenance, new MoT certificate and V5C, this is a well maintained example of one of the best modern sports cars of the era.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)