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09 Oct 2015

Boxster S 550 Anniversary to appear in The Porsche Sale

Limited edition Boxster goes under the hammer with Silverstone Auctions.

This limited edition Boxster will go under the hammer with Silverstone Auctions as part of The Porsche Sale, taking place in the Silverstone Wing on Sunday October 25th.

When Porsche unveiled the Boxster as a concept car in 1993, the mid-engine roadster rekindled fond memories of the Porsche 550 Spyder. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its famous lightweight sports car, Porsche launched a special edition of the Porsche Boxster S in 2003.

Wearing dedicated ‘50 Years of the 550 Spyder’ badging, fewer than 2,000 of these commemorative vehicles were produced and only 150 were available in a RHD version.

To enhance the already outstanding dynamic characteristics of the Boxster S, Porsche included sought-after equipment and technical features not previously available in the Boxster model line up. Porsche engineers boosted the 3.2-litre flat-six engine's output to 264 horsepower, up from 258, and reduced the travel of the six-speed manual transmission's gear change by 15%, further enhancing the driving experience. A sonically tuned exhaust system with a stainless steel tailpipe delivers the sort of sound that stimulates those inside the car as well as those who hear it growling past.

The car's, already well set-up, suspension is lowered by almost four-tenths of an inch and wheel spacers that are nearly two-tenths of an inch wide move the wheels slightly outboard, improving the handling and endowing this very special Boxter S with a wider and lower stance.

Porsche Club GB members are invited to attend the auction and can purchase a catalogue, which admits two, for the discounted price of £10 by calling Silverstone Auctions on 01926 691 141 and quoting their membership number.

You can view the lot list for The Porsche Sale here.

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