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2003 Base 5-speed
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Stoneham, MA
Posts: 941
Vehicle Name Blue Box
Year 2003
Make Porsche
Model Boxster Base
Color Midnight Blue Metallic/Savanna Beige/Metropol Blue
History Purchased Sept. 2015 from Pedro Bonilla. Pedro had salvaged it from the second ? owner with a blown engine at 108k, and sourced and rebuilt a replacement M96.

Factory options were Porsche crest in headrest, Boxster S II 17" wheels, wheel caps with colored crest, cruise control, alarm with remote, wind deflector (was missing, but replaced with pre-owned deflector and new roll bar mesh), and BOSE Hi-Fi Audio.
Exterior Replaced non-original amber headlights (with HID conversion) back to OEM halogen clears
Clear side markers (with silver coated amber bulbs)
LED license plate lights
Titanium rear emblem
Frunk release cable relocated
Clear third brake light (with red LED bulbs)
Silver coated amber bulbs - rear directionals
Replaced aging colored wheel center caps
Front grill meshes
Painted rear bumperettes
Replaced convertible top with Robbins A5
Replaced damaged front bumper cover, re-sprayed and Suntek PPF applied
Converted front side markers to repeating directionals

Interior LED light kit (dome, doors, glove box and trunks)
Bose emblems on rear side speakers
Ashtray delete kit
Aux jack
Convertible top operational while in motion
Removed, repaired and re-dyed seats
Removed rubberized paint from black interior pieces
Variable intermittent wiper relay
Gauge trim rings
Warning light cover
Stainless steel door sill covers
Silver center console batwing w/Porsche crest
OBC 4-stalk enabled
Cocoa Mats for driver, passenger, frunk and trunk
Reupholstered seats in OEM full leather
Rennline four pedal stainless steel pedal set
Covered door pocket lids, seat hinge covers, center console side covers, and center oddment bin covers in OEM leather

Performance Upgrades Forum member Ben006's ball bearing short shift kit

Engine / Under the Hood 2.7L M96 rebuilt engine as of 2015. Chassis had 108k miles. As of Sept. 2015:
New IMS bearing
Technofix Direct Oil Feed
New clutch
New piston rings
New bearings
New chain guides and tensioners
New water pump
New belt
New thermostat
New control arms
New front engine mount

Suspension Stock

Wheels and Tires Boxster S II 17" 10-spoke
Continental Extreme Contact Sport (Summer)
Sport Classic 17"
Continental Extreme Contact DWS (all season - Winter) -
Valve stem caps with Porsche crests
Smoked chrome lug nut covers
Re-painted calipers in black, new decals, clear coated

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