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Old 07-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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New Owner of 2001 'S' in Lapis Blue

My first Porsche - Lapis Blue 'S' 2001, 42,000 miles when purchased privately in the UK in March. Now with 44,500 after a sensational drive through France, The Alps, Northern Italy, Sicily and finally ending up here in Malta. She has a full Porsche main dealer service history. The IMS, RMS and Clutch were all replaced in 04 at 31,000 miles so hoping no catastrophic failures are in the offing.

Original Options :-
  • M197 - Stronger battery
  • M424 - Cd compartment
  • M441 - Prepared for radio
  • M490 - Mj sound system
  • M551 - Wind deflector
  • M567 - Tinted windscreen
  • M571 - Activated charcol filter
  • M573 - Air conditioning
  • M584 - Rear storage box
  • M689 - Prep for cd autochanger
  • M695 - Cdr 22
  • M946 - Leather seats

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Installed Mods

Here are my upgrades so far :-

After market gauges


Pedal Set


Warning light surround


Tail lights


Rear spoiler switch - Allows manual raising and lowering of rear spoiler. Also indicates position of spoiler. Light flashes while spoiler is raising or lowering, is illuminated when raised, is off when lowered.



Wind deflector decal


SmartTop relay - Allows one touch raising and lowering of roof on the move.



Nuburgring decal, Havn't taken her yet but I took my Alpina B3 3.3 a couple of times a few years ago. If you ever get a chance to go do not hesitate, fantastic fun.

Porsche Logo on near side wing


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Old 07-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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Planned Upgrades

These are waiting for me back in the UK :-

Sport Classic II 18"






Bose Speakers



Clear Headlights


Control Stalks Bought this to be able to add cruise control and onboard computer in the future as per projects detailed at Pelican Parts.



Hard top





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Where did you purchase that spoiler button. I purchased on like that but mine only indicates if the spoiler is working by flashing the LED. The button itself doesnt actually allow me manual access to raise it or lower it
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Talking Re: Spoiler indicator/switch

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Where did you purchase that spoiler button. I purchased on like that but mine only indicates if the spoiler is working by flashing the LED. The button itself doesnt actually allow me manual access to raise it or lower it

Got it from this guy from Germany on ebay :-
eBay My World - stefan118hydraulik


He does 2 versions one is just an indicator the other is an indicator&switch. Dispatched it quick to me here in Malta. works a treat and fairly easy to install. Can really recommend him.

To be honest not that I raise it manually very often, but at the moment I am in Malta and the island is so small and the roads so bad there are only a couple of places that you can get to 75mph so I have to let it loose once in a while.
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Love the Lapis Blue color I was thinking about the rear spoiler switch also. Where did you get the clear lights for the front/rear? I am also planning to do the OBC mod but will probably do the switch version.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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Love the Lapis Blue color I was thinking about the rear spoiler switch also. Where did you get the clear lights for the front/rear? I am also planning to do the OBC mod but will probably do the switch version.
Got the rear lights new from ebay seller shopking3911. The fronts {which have yet to be fitted they are waiting for me back in the UK) I bought from a private seller on ebay.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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More work completed

Tequipment handbrake & gear knob fitted

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Old 07-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #9
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Another Addition

Front grills by Zunsport installed.







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Back in UK so installed Clear lights, Sport Classic II's & Hardtop!!




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Nice! I really want a hard top...
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Another Addition

Arctic Silver centre console installed.

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981 Porsche badge installed.

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Looks great!
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Just a few more of my beauty in front of the ancient White Horse cut into the chalk hills of Wiltshire.






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981 Porsche badge installed.

Wow, great aftermarket tailight and Porsche 981 bagde, i have same color and idea, and was thinking about do it the same. Now i see it on pics and that looks very cool.....
I have innstalled homemade front grilles, and DIY innstalled a new blue softtop glas window, because the old was leaking, plastic window crack.

Just a question, is the 981 and Boxster S emblem in chrome or titanium finish?

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Wow, great aftermarket tailight and Porsche 981 bagde, i have same color and idea, and was thinking about do it the same. Now i see it on pics and that looks very cool.....
I have innstalled homemade front grilles, and DIY innstalled a new blue softtop glas window, because the old was leaking, plastic window crack.

Just a question, is the 981 and Boxster S emblem in chrome or titanium finish?

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The PORSCHE badge is in chrome.

The original (i think) Boxster S is grey/titanium. Some of the paint has been rubbed off (lots of polishing by the previous owners I hope) so I am tempted to buy replacement in chrome, we will see.
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Wow, great aftermarket tailight and Porsche 981 bagde, i have same color and idea, and was thinking about do it the same. Now i see it on pics and that looks very cool.....
I have innstalled homemade front grilles, and DIY innstalled a new blue softtop glas window, because the old was leaking, plastic window crack.

Just a question, is the 981 and Boxster S emblem in chrome or titanium finish?

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Ilikeching, what did you use for your DIY grills? I need to do something about mine.

Hossuk, love the 981 badging also. My emblem is broken by the "B" so eventually need to replace. Yours looks great.
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I like the Lapis blue and the oil gauge temp and volt cluster. Reminds of of my old 280zx, that car had nice gauges too.
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