DEAL MAKER: He can't resist a car at this rock bottom price.
INTRODUCING THE BOXSTER S: The first-generation Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996; it was powered by a 2.5 liter flat six-cylinder engine. In 2000, the new Boxster S was introduced with a larger 3.2 liter engine. This new version had serious performance credentials, hitting 0-60 in 5.9 seconds.
READY FOR THE TEST DRIVE: Porsche's company logo was based on the coat of arms of Free People's State of Württemberg of former Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as its capital and became part of Baden-Württemberg after the political consolidation of West Germany in 1949.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? The Boxster name is derived from the word "boxer" (referring to the horizontally opposed or "boxer" engine) and the word "roadster" (referring to the two-seat capacity and convertible top).
IN NEED OF TLC: Mike finds a Porsche Boxster in need of some care and attention.
FERDINAND PORSCHE: Ferdinand Porsche founded his company in 1931 in the centre of Stuttgart. Initially, the company offered motor vehicle development work and consulting but did not build any cars under its own name. One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people - a "Volkswagen". This resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time. The Porsche 64 was developed in 1939 using many components from the Beetle.
ROADSTER: The spruced up and re-furbished seats.
BOXSTER SAVES THE DAY: The Boxster saved Porsche from going out of business.
TAKE A SEAT: Mike checks the machinist's work on the seats.
PEDAL TO THE METAL: Mike and Edd take a test drive.
EDD HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT: There is mold on the hood, seized brakes and a host of other faults. Can Edd fix it up enough to turn a profit?
MOULDY PEACH: Edd's not sure this moldy bargain is such a good buy.
BUDGET BREAKER: The automatic gearbox isn’t working quite right and if Edd can't find a fix it could be a budget breaker to replace.
WHEELER DEALER CONFERENCE: The emissions fail inspection and the bodywork is a sight but when it's all fixed up Mike thinks it should be worth over £5k.