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This, Porsche Boxster racer, was built in 2016 by Birmingham-based EMC Motorsport. The basis of the car is a 2003, 986 road car that originally had a 2.7 engine, so was not fitted with the traction control or PSM systems that can confuse the ABS on some later 3.2 cars. EMC Motorsport built a new 3.2 race engine in 2016 and at the same time fitted a newer and lower-ratio five-speed gearbox. Our vendor enjoyed racing the car last year in the CSCC Modern Classics and CSCC Open Series. He informs us the car could also be eligible for a number of other series at club level including the Porsche Club Championship, Toyo Tyres Porsche Championship, CSCC Modern Classics, CSCC Open Series, CSCC New Millennium, 750mc Club Enduro, 750mc Roadsports, Welsh Sports & Saloons, CNC Heads Sports/Saloons Championship, Northern Saloon & Sportscar Championship, and the MSV Track day Championship. In terms of the car's specification, the 3.2 engine is reported to produce 270 BHP and has been mapped by ‘Superchips’. An X51 sump and breather isolation kit are fitted along with an updated map to the ECU. The flywheel has been lightened and a lightweight 'Red Top 30' battery, along with Anderson plug, fitted. A full FIA multipoint roll cage has been welded into the car and the six-point harness and Cobra Suzuka Pro seat are both in-date. The OMP steering wheel has a quick release boss and the interior of the car has been painted to match the outside. The suspension has Gaz Gold adjustable coil overs, front and rear Eibach adjustable anti-roll bars, a Kaaz LSD is fitted, and a full geo-alignment and chassis setup have been completed by Centre Gravity. The five-speed gearbox is from a 40,000-mile standard road car fitted with a 'quick-shift'. New catalytic converters are fitted along with a stainless steel exhaust rear box. Retardation of this rapid Boxster is helped by GT3 brake ducts on the front and there are additional front and rear brake ducts directing cooling air on to the callipers. Included with the car are three sets of spare wheels and tyres (vendor values around £2.5k) and a very useful 'VBOX' system (vendor values around £800) making this a very affordable package with little additional expenditure necessary before you can 'go racing'. This cracking little Porsche offers an excellent entry into motorsport and would be eligible for at least a dozen championships, so no matter where you live in the UK, a weekend of tremendous fun could be just down the road.