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Old 04-16-2017, 08:22 AM   #1
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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

Recent work performed:

(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

(2018 planned)
Install LNE .5qt sump and oil pickup extensions
Replace standard plastic oil sump baffle with x51 type oil sump baffle
Install Rennline fire exquisher mount with quick release and 2.5lb H3R extinguisher
Driver seat bottom cushion/heating element replacement (driver seat heater not working, only non-op on entire car)
Prep, paint and install ‘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 blackouts

(2016)
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



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
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:11 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:28 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-22-2017, 12:19 PM   #4
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:37 PM   #5
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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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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.
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Rs60 is what I want when I sell my 550
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:59 AM   #8
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Great pics Al 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.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:03 AM   #9
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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

Hi GTA, beautiful and rare 550 SE with the dark gray. Can you post some pics of the interior?
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:29 AM   #10
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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

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:38 AM   #11
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I have a GT Silver Metallic Dr. ColorChip paint kit available for the BSSE 550. I paid full retail. Best Offer! Unused. Brand New.
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Another shot...

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Old 01-18-2018, 01:42 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:10 AM   #14
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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.









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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.
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Welcome. Any photos? Colour is GT silver
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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).
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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.



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Miss my car. Hate the winter
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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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