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Oldcarguy 04-16-2017 08:22 AM

Official 2004 Boxster S 550 Anniversary Edition thread
 
Well, here we go! Let's see some pics and have some info about our 550 Spyder Anniversary Editions. I'll start.

Special Edition #317 of 1953
Production Month: 02/2004
105,000 miles
Factory Options: C02, 424, 454, 502, 581, 680
Color Codes: TW, U2, V5
Original Purchase Price: $62,075.00
Purchased from the PO in Febraury 2017 for 15,500

Work performed:

(2021)
FSI 3.8L Street Performer Plus engine rebuild and install

(2020)
Stripped rubber coating from sport seat backs and repainted backs in GT Silver Metallic to match exterior
Replaced broken driver side sport seat foam/heater, frame and suspension webbing
Replaced both sport seat base and back foam
Replaced sport seat upholstery with custom stitched Napa leather upholstery ordered from Classic9 Leather (Cocoa with silver stitching)

(2019)
At 112k miles replaced M030 struts and springs with Bilstein PSS9 coilovers
Replaced rear LCAs with custom machined Elephant Racing adjustable parts
Replaced rear toe links with adjustable Elephant Racing parts
Installed 15mm rear and 10mm front Elephant Racing hub centric wheel spacers and appropriate length lug bolts
Installed LNE .5qt sump and oil pickup extension
Replaced standard plastic oil sump baffle with x51 type oil sump baffle (FVD type)
Replaced left side axle assembly with Porsche OEM
Deleted secondary cats and replaced with Fabspeed mid pipes
Replaced rear lower underbody pan with new OEM part
Replaced steering wheel with DTCM reduced diameter, flat bottom, increased rim thickness wheel in Napa cocoa leather with silver stitching

(2018)
Installed Rennline pedal and dead pedal set
Installed FVD ‘turbo look’ side vents backed with CCG grill material
Installed hardtop spin locks
Purchased preowned late model Porsche 986 hardtop
GBox 2nd gear detent (preventive, not having any popout problems)
Porsche Genuine AOS
TechnoBrace
Zimmerman Z rotors and Akebono PC pads
Had minor crack in rear Carrera Light rim lip repaired and rims refinished in correct Seal Gray/Artic Silver with clear powder coat
Replaced BMC oiled air filter with stock Mahl paper filter
Replaced Borla muffler with Brombacher ‘sound version’ muffler
Replaced broken driver side sun visor mirror cover
Prepped, painted and installed ‘preowned’ Porsche Aerokit I side skirts

(2017)
ECU Doctor waterproof immobilizer case
Cleaned AC condensers and radiators, fabricated and installed CCG intake cooling grills
BluTranslt Bluetooth
Frunk and trunk struts
Passenger side cooling fan thyristor
DRL hack with OPT7 led fog lights and on/off switch
.04 version coolant cap
LN Engineering spin on oil filter adapter
Refinished headlights with SprayMax 2 stage catalyst headlight system
Set of 4 genuine Porsche seal gray wheel center caps
Whole car PDR by a great PDR guy in central NY
Sun visor air bag warning label blackouts

(2016 - by previous owner)
Borla exhaust (I have the original muffler, bracket & end piece)
LN Classic IMSB in 2016 at 103,000 miles.
987 front engine mount
Rear upper control arms
Clutch
Heater core
Thermostat
Water pump
Front sway bar end links

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1492359729.jpg

Links to my other pics (didn't want to duplicate post):

http://986forum.com/forums/show-tell-gallery/66178-some-beautiful-pics-550-anniversary-317-a.html

algiorda 04-16-2017 10:11 AM

Standard Order Sheet for this model:

Boxster S Special Model
$59,900

Standard equipment includes:
3.2 Liter Flat 6 cylinder engine with vario-cam producing 264 Horsepower.
6-speed manual transmission with reduced shift throw.
18" pressure-cast alloy wheels "Carrera Wheel" (411).
Center section of wheel and hub caps painted (XD9) in Seal-Grey metallic with colored
Porsche crest (446) and 5MM wheel spacers.
Brake calipers painted in aluminum color.
Braking system with 4-piston monobloc fixed alloy calipers and ventilated brake disks.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) (476).
Central stainless steel exhaust tips (XLA).
Automatic power windows with tip up/down.
Power operated top with heated glass rear window.
Sport seats in leather (P 77) with center section embossed. Seats are heated (342).
Handbrake lever, shift lever, and door handle in embossed leather.
Rear Boxster S logo in chrome.
Rear bumper opening is covered witH grille painted in silver.
Litronic-headlight with automatic headlamp leveling and integrated headlamp cleaning (P74).
Central locking with remote control and alarm system.
Instrument cluster with dark dials and rings in chrome.
Roll bar painted in GT Silver metallic (XMK).
Door sill cover in black with logo in chrome.
Floor mats with logo.
On-board computer (659).
Rear center console painted in GT Silver metallic (XME).
Three piece trim strip painted in GT Silver metallic (CPR).
Limited-edition plate on center console indicates production number
e.g. (0001/1953).
Wind deflector with storage box (551).
In-dash CD Radio with High-Fi Sound system (490).


Porsche Cars North America
United Sates Order Guide
Model Year 2004
Option prices, content, availability and relationships
are subject to change without notice.

GTA_G20 04-22-2017 07:28 AM

Special Edition #996 of 1953
Production Month: 02/2004
79,000 miles
Factory Options: Dark Gray Natural Leather
Original Purchase Price: $62,075.00

Purchased from PO in June 2016

Recent work performed (2016):

Camshaft Sensor
Spark Plugs
Ignition Coils

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10/10ths 04-22-2017 12:19 PM

#310
 
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:cheers:

algiorda 06-25-2017 04:37 PM

Finally took some decent pictures of my BSSE. Not really washed, but I wiped her down after a brief rain and used some quick detailer.

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dulmer 06-26-2017 09:11 AM

Guys, I'm so jealous of your cars. I think my next Boxster needs to be a 550 Anniversary. I was at a cars & coffee event yesterday and there was one there. It was beautiful. The other one on my bucket list is the 2008 RS 60 Spyder.

GTA_G20 06-26-2017 09:16 AM

Rs60 is what I want when I sell my 550

Oldcarguy 06-30-2017 09:59 AM

Great pics Al :cheers: I took #317 out for a drive this morning before the rain started. Should have left her out in the rain to wash off the road dust.

Oldcarguy 01-04-2018 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTA_G20 (Post 534739)
Special Edition #1226 of 1953
Production Month: 02/2004
79,000 miles
Factory Options: Dark Gray Natural Leather
Original Purchase Price: $62,075.00

Purchased from PO in June 2016

Recent work performed (2016):

Camshaft Sensor
Spark Plugs
Ignition Coils

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/32...924/fbjzzp.jpg

Hi GTA, beautiful and rare 550 SE with the dark gray. Can you post some pics of the interior?

GTA_G20 01-05-2018 06:29 AM

Pics are horrible and PO decided he loved silver so much he painted the dash. But not the airbags...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/XOa6A3.jpg

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Interior looks black if you ask me

algiorda 01-05-2018 11:38 AM

I have a GT Silver Metallic Dr. ColorChip paint kit available for the BSSE 550. I paid full retail. Best Offer! Unused. Brand New.

10/10ths 01-05-2018 02:15 PM

Another shot...
 
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1515194113.jpg

Oldcarguy 01-18-2018 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTA_G20 (Post 559483)
Pics are horrible and PO decided he loved silver so much he painted the dash. But not the airbags...Interior looks black if you ask me

Wow, interesting choice for the dash. I’ve never seen the grey 550 in person, but my 2005 XKR had the ‘dark charcoal’ interior and it looked black to me also.

edc 01-30-2018 04:10 AM

Number 1427. Manual 118k (bought in 2013 at 105k)

- Koni FSD and H&R M030 spec springs
- Rear adjustable toe links with uprated Fluoro rod ends
- Rear lower alu brace bar
- Powerflex Black ARB bushes
- Drilled top mount turrets
- Ferodo DS2500 brake pads, ATE Blue fluid, standard discs and rear pads
- HEL braided lines
- Stainless manifolds (no cats I'm in the UK!)
- 100 cell cats
- Carnewal modified exhaust
- 4" under drive pulley
- Metal needle roller bearings fitted to OE shortshifter
- Customised geometry
- DIY behind the grille black metal mesh
- Alu pedal set (helps me for heel and toe)
- CREE LED front sidelights
- LED rear number plate lights
- Wahler low temp thermostat
- Lots of preventative maintenance
- Well travelled in Europe and UK.

https://i.imgur.com/EXu2vdo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9C03L2e.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KQ0wZpV.jpg

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pemorey 11-05-2018 07:49 AM

Just found this thread. I have number 1288 with 52500 miles. Second owner. Bought in 2011 with 11,000 miles. Mine has the cocoa interior and top. Tiptronic transmission which I wasn't crazy about but the car was in too good a shape and at the right price, Have gotten used to it and kind if like it now.

Car had headliner sag when I bought it but managed to convince local dealer to split the repair costs. Replaced a camshaft sensor a year ago. The door arm rest covers and door sill panels were beat up. Solved that by upholstering the plastic door hardware with black leather and polishing out the door sills. Added a new Pioneer 8200 sound system last year with nav, phone and backup camera.

Car is in pretty good shape except top is showing wear on the passenger side (small hole starting). Looking at some of your photos looks like a common problem. So far I haven't been able to find a matching replacement top in brown. Anybody know where I can get one?

Other issue is mild road rash on rims. Understand that the spokes are Seal Grey but don't know what a match is for the silver. Suncoast Porsche sells a wheel touch up kit. May try that if I can't find a code.

GTA_G20 11-05-2018 11:37 AM

Welcome. Any photos? Colour is GT silver

Oldcarguy 11-07-2018 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pemorey (Post 582355)
Just found this thread. I have number 1288 with 52500 miles. Second owner. Bought in 2011 with 11,000 miles....Other issue is mild road rash on rims. Understand that the spokes are Seal Grey but don't know what a match is for the silver. Suncoast Porsche sells a wheel touch up kit. May try that if I can't find a code.

Welcome, glad you came across the thread. The original silver color for the rims is Porsche Arctic Silver (L92T/L92U/X1).

Oldcarguy 12-08-2018 07:19 AM

Boxster 550 SE press release from Porsche
 
Here's a .jpg of the official Porsche press release for the 550SE. It has recently disappeared from the Porsche web site. I couldn't make the PDF small enough to attach to the message while still readable.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1544285854.jpg

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1544285882.jpg

GTA_G20 12-08-2018 09:22 AM

Miss my car. Hate the winter

Tomikaze 12-19-2018 06:30 AM

My 550 SE
 
The second Boxster I owned was a 550 SE. Wanted to keep it forever but then had a kid. Wife said the unnecessary par payment had to go. :( I've recovered now. Still have some 550 SE swag left over. I'd sell the model and the brochure if someone was interested.

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