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Old 09-13-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Hello and welcome to me.....

New to this forum, hi to everyone. I have an Audi TT coupe at the minute which i lease on contract hire and is due to go back a week on wednesday


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Have a brand spanker 05 boxster on order which should arive 1/11/05


I've always wanted to own a porsche and this is my chance....i can't flippin wait. Only bad thing is although its only 50 a month more than the TT to lease (amazing) i am really streched and had to order it as bog standard...i mean i coudn't even stretch to metallic paint I know there is no way i'm gonna be dissapointed with the car but if i'm honest i can't honestly say i've seen a non-metallic black boxster before? Does anyone have any pics? Also what are the standard seats like?, does the alcantara/leatherette finish look any good? Again any pics.

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Old 09-13-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Pete, you should be able to see pictures on Porsche's web site, in the "build your own" section. There are a lot of black Boxster in the USA, and they look great. Just hard to take care of. Several members of this board have pictures that I am sure you can find by searching.

I have a question though, why do you have to wait so long, for a 2005 when the 2006's have been out since August??
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Pete, you should be able to see pictures on Porsche's web site, in the "build your own" section. There are a lot of black Boxster in the USA, and they look great. Just hard to take care of. Several members of this board have pictures that I am sure you can find by searching.

I have a question though, why do you have to wait so long, for a 2005 when the 2006's have been out since August??


Sorry mate i meant 06! I've been on the website and tried the 'build your own' (god knows how many times ) but the colour seems to be too computer generated to really get the feel. When i ordered my TT (also black!) i was advised to go for mettalic (pearlescent) as it would hide more scratches...is this a true fact?

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Old 09-13-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Porsche only offers two blacks on the 987, the "standard black" and the "basalt black metallic". Surprisingly, the standard black is much more common in dealer inventories than the metallic.

The first three pictures are of three different cars in standard black. The last picture is of the metallic black, albeit different lighting.
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:36 AM   #5
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Cheers for them man, great help! Is it fair to say that the non-metalic black seems almost, blacker!?


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Old 09-13-2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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If I were to buy 987 I'm partial to the Basalt grey with tan leather
or my personal all time favourite Arctic Silver with Boxster REd interior. CLASSIC!
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basalt ( P ) Pronunciation Key (b-slt, bslt)
n : the commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene

Yeah, I guess it's wrong for us and Porsche to call it black.
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Here's a nice basalt with terracotta.

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