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The first-generation Porsche Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996 and the design was obviously heavily influenced by the 1993 'Boxster Concept' design exercise. Interestingly, the Boxster was Porsche's first road car to be originally designed as a 'roadster' since the 550 Spyder in the fifties. In November 2007, Porsche announced a Limited Edition Boxster RS60 Spyder to commemorate the company's legendary win in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring when Hans Hermann and Olivier Gendebien, in their silver 718 RS60 Spyder, took on and defeated much larger and more powerful competition. The RS 60 was designed to pay homage to the 1960 Sebring car and they were finished in an exclusive GT Silver Metallic with a Carrera Red interior. It was fitted with stainless steel door entry guards, a bespoke gear lever, and special surface texture in the centre sections of the sports seats, the centre door linings as well as on the steering wheel rim and handbrake lever. The instrument cluster cover was removed, prominently displaying the GT Silver Metallic instruments which had been set wider apart and the interior was nicely set off by a silver centre console and silver seat belts. Modifications to the exhaust flow coupled with a dual tailpipe sports exhaust system increased engine output to 303 bhp. Externally, the RS60 differed slightly with a wider stance on its Porsche Sport Design wheels, a black windscreen frame and red tail light lenses. Only 1,960 units in this series were produced worldwide with each model bearing a numbered production badge. This, UK right-hand drive, limited edition, Porsche Boxster RS60 has only covered 14,000 miles in the hands of its four owners since being delivered in 2009. Our vendor informs us that it has been maintained primarily by Porsche main dealers until 2015 and subsequently, under his ownership, has been looked after by established Porsche specialists Zentrum, in Nottinghamshire. Supplied with an MOT until November 2017, this is a fine example of a rare model. At this mileage, it's barely been run in and offers many more miles of fun in the sun.