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Old 06-29-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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My 2004 50th Anniversary Edition Boxster S Spyder 550

So ever since I can remember I've loved Porsches. I was born in 1980 to a moderately humble family. Dad back then has I think an 86 sunbird. Uncle was driving an Oldsmobile cuttlass supreme. But I loved everything about cars. Dads company use to give him a new company car every two years back in the 80s and early 90s as he was a service guy and they leased the cars. Mind u these are basic cars. Brand new but basic. Dodge spirit etc....the joys of him including me in the decision of what car to choose was so exciting as a 6-12 year old. He let me help him pick including the colour etc.

Then one day my buddy on my soccer team at age 8. So 1988. His dad rolls up in this red 2 door exotic. I was blown away because of never seen anything like this aside from my school friends dad who had a new silver 2m4 Fiero for those of u old enough to know what that was in the 80s. Anyways staying on topic. I asked my friend what the hell was it and why didn't he tell me his family was rich. All I recall is my dad said its a "porscha". From them at day forward I had to have it. By any means necessary.
Fast forward 20 years to 2008. I buy my first home. Break up with the gf and kick her @$$ out. I say to myself. Hmmmm there's only one thing I love more than **************************** and that's what I will focus spending my newly acquired time on.
The hunt began

Joined 986, renlist, rentech and pppb I think it was. I searched for over a year and then I found my first born. 1997 base in the white that I wanted. ******************** it's in South Carolina and its tiptronic. Ugh. But it's white and the price is right. Talked to the owner. He races miatas professionally and owns a tuner shop for mazdas. Client dropped the car off to diagnose. Cracked head. Sold car to mechanic and now mechanic to me. September 2009 which is just after my 29th bday. Rented an Envoy from Avis. Rented a uhaul car transporter after work on a Friday night. Returned home with the car on Monday morning.

7 years later I still love it everytime I see it. But I'm a man who needs a clutch and I'm always trolling for parts and deals...In Canada we have an app similar to craigslist we call it kijiji. I find this guy selling a 2004 Boxster S. No pictures. It's Friday night I've had a couple beers. Usually I never waste my time without seeing pics. But I'm bored and drunk. What could go wrong right? Fire off a text. No reply. Upset I'm being ignored. I call. He goes "is this your number I'll text u pics." I get the pics.

I'm thinking is this even an '04 cause he's got early 986 wheels. And there's no dual exhaust tip. So I call. "Hey bud. Just got your pics. U didn't send any of the interior. U sure it's a 6 speed not a 5 cause that's a single tipped exhaust". He replies. " ummm sorry. I'm pretty sure it's an S. It is 6speed. Maybe the muffler was changed. The car is 12 years old u know"

So I say F it. I'll go check it tomorrow. I go. It's def an 04 cause I know the bumpers. It's got the s front bumper. And the tail pipe. I've seen this before it's rare but can't think of it... I run the vin number and boom. It tells me it's indeed 550 Spyder edition. I go back to the car to double check. The 5spoke rims are missing. The batwing with the limited edition number. Missing. And I don't have cocoa top or interior. Wtf. Tell the buyer I'm gonna take it. I pay. Take her home. The power is on tap and the sound is phenomenal. I'm in love again but hate silver. I will accept it in time. Now it's time for repairs as soon as the parts from Woody arrive

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Old 06-29-2016, 11:43 AM   #2
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Hello GTA_G20,

first congrats for the great find.

Over here in Germany a 986 550 with black interior is extremly rare.

Regards, Markus
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Old 06-29-2016, 11:43 AM   #3
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Welcome to the party, Pal!

550 SE #310---"It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow."
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:10 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'll get the pics up shortly
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:51 PM   #5
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So owner tells me "battery went dead. We tried to get into the hood and trunk with a crow bar. Smh

Swapped over my depo LED tinted tails from white car. Bumper needs paint

Broken vent. Missing ignition switch trim

Broken stalk for Cruise control

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Old 07-05-2016, 10:02 AM   #6
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Model Designation BOXSTER S 50J SPYDER
Year 2004
Order Type 986330
Engine Code M96.24
Transmission Code G86.20

IX99 Natural leather
IXLA Boxster tailpipe
IXRP 5-mm spacers, front/rear
M008 986 S 3,2 litres displacement
M030 Sport-type chassis
M058 Impact absorbers, front and rear

M091 Special model '50 years Spyder'
M130 Control and indications in English lettering
M191 Wheel spokes in Seal Grey Metallic
M197 Stronger battery
M198 Starter 1.7 kW
M218 Licence plate holder version 4
M219 Differential
M270 Door mirror -flat- driver's side, electrically adjustable and heatable
M273 Door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heatable
M274 Vanity mirror illuminated
M288 Headlamp washer
M342 Seat heating system, left/right seat
M375 Sports seat, backrest shell, left
M376 Sports seat, backrest shell, right
M411 18-inch Carrera wheel
M424 CD compartment
M436 3-spoke airbag steering wheel
M439 Electrical hood operation
M441 Radio preparation
M446 Concave wheel centers with full-colour Porsche Crest
M454 Automatic speed control
M465 Rear foglamp, left
M476 Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
M480 6-speed manual transmission
M484 Version for USA
M535 Anti-theft lock 315 MHz
M539 Mechanical seat-height adjustment, left
M540 Mechanical seat-height adjustment, right
M551 Wind deflector
M553 Version for USA, Canada
M562 Airbag, driver's side and front passenger's side
M563 Side airbag
M566 Front fog lights, white
M567 Windscreen tinted, upper part darker coloured
M571 Activated charcoal filter
M573 Air conditioner
M581 Center console, front
M601 Litronic headlights
M602 Raised stop lamp
M620 Electronic accelerator
M651 Electric window opener
M657 Power assisted steering
M659 On-board computer
M660 Obd 2
M661 Stricter emission-control concept
M664 Orvr
M680 -MY 01 digital sound package MY 02- sound system Bose analog
M981 Leather equipment without seat covers
M983 Seat covers, front, leather

2006 Audi A4 Avant 2.0t Quattro
1997 Boxster Glacier White w/facelift(gone but not forgotten)
2004 Boxster S 550 Spyder Anniversary Edition
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