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Boxster (986) Glass Upgrade


The Porsche Boxster 986 is a two-seater mid-engine convertible sports car that was produced by Porsche from 1996 to 2004. It marked Porsche's return to the entry-level sports car market and was the company's first road-going mid-engine production model since the 550 Spyder. Here's an overview of the Porsche Boxster 986:

Introduction and Design:

  • The Porsche Boxster 986 made its debut in 1996 as a 1997 model year vehicle.
  • The design of the Boxster 986 was inspired by the classic Porsche 550 Spyder and the Porsche Boxster concept car from the mid-1990s.
  • It featured a distinctive body style with a mid-engine layout, two-seat configuration, and a retractable soft-top roof, offering an open-air driving experience.

Engine and Performance:

  • The Boxster 986 was initially offered with a 2.5-liter flat-six engine, producing around 201 horsepower and mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
  • Later variants, such as the Boxster S, were equipped with a larger 3.2-liter flat-six engine, producing approximately 250 horsepower.
  • The Boxster 986 offered excellent performance, with precise handling, responsive steering, and balanced chassis characteristics.

Chassis and Suspension:

  • The Boxster 986 featured a lightweight chassis constructed from a combination of aluminium and steel, contributing to its agile handling and performance.
  • It was equipped with a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension, providing excellent stability and cornering capability.

Interior and Features:

  • The interior of the Boxster 986 featured a driver-focused cockpit with high-quality materials and ergonomic design.
  • Standard and optional features included leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, air conditioning, power windows, and an upgraded audio system.
  • The Boxster offered a comfortable and refined interior, suitable for both spirited driving and long-distance touring.

Legacy and Impact:

  • The Porsche Boxster 986 was well-received by automotive enthusiasts and the press for its performance, handling, and value for money.
  • It played a significant role in revitalizing Porsche's line-up and attracting new customers to the brand.
  • The Boxster 986 remains popular among enthusiasts and collectors today for its classic styling, engaging driving dynamics, and Porsche's renowned engineering excellence.

In summary, the Porsche Boxster 986 is a highly regarded mid-engine convertible sports car that helped redefine Porsche's image and set the stage for future generations of the Boxster and Cayman models.

Replacement Roof

The replacement convertible roofs that we supply and fit are OEM parts. This ensures the highest quality and reliability for both you and your vehicle. Crafted with precision and adhering to strict standards, these roofs epitomise excellence in both performance and durability.

Convertible roof replacements featuring an encapsulated rear screen include a brand-new screen encapsulated within the new replacement roof.

We stand firmly behind our craftsmanship, offering a comprehensive 12-month guarantee on both our work and the roofs themselves. This warranty underscores our commitment to delivering not just superior products, but also the confidence and peace of mind that accompany our exceptional service and top-tier convertible roofs.

Available in a diverse array of colours, our selection allows you to personalise your vehicle while maintaining the assurance of OEM quality.


Common Faults Include....

  • Failure in Hall sensor positioning, resulting in high AC voltage output
  • Convertible top remains stuck in open position
  • Leakage in hydraulic roof cylinders
  • Dashboard warning indicating insecure roof or incomplete cycle
  • Slow operation of roof mechanism
  • Misalignment of frame affecting roof mechanism
  • Water seepage through weather seals
  • Insecure front roof attachment due to faulty catches
  • Activation of 'roof not secure' warning while driving
  • Torn, damaged, or frayed soft top fabric
  • Failure of microswitch, leading to open circuit or high resistance
  • Convertible top halts midway, unable to complete full cycle
  • Failure of tonneau cover or rear lid to close
  • Noisy pump or motor during roof operation
  • Communication failure in CAN-BUS system
  • Issues with stuck or damaged flaps.
  • Intermittent functioning of the roof, unable to complete cycle
  • Convertible top is immobilized in closed position
  • Dryness or deterioration in weather seals
  • Cracks in frame or deformation in rear bow
  • Failure in roof or body control module, ECU corrosion or malfunction
  • Faulty or deteriorated solder connections
  • Damage in wiring loom, including split wires or connections
  • Leakage in hydraulic roof hoses
  • Foggy or cracked plastic rear window
  • Non-functional switch for roof mechanism
  • Boot lid fails to open
  • Torn, frayed, or damaged headlining
  • Obstruction in roof drains
  • Difficulty in operating stiff manual front catches
  • Shrinkage of weather seals, allowing visibility through gaps
  • Inoperative front power windows

Should any of these issues be present, feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, or by completing our contact form. Your communication is valuable to us.


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At present, our inability to furnish pricing online stems from the dynamic nature of global economics, which has led to substantial fluctuations in the costs of parts and materials on a day-to-day basis. The intricate interplay of market forces, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical factors has rendered pricing incredibly volatile, making it challenging to provide accurate and up-to-date figures in real-time.

As we remain committed to offering fair and transparent pricing to our customers, we find it prudent to ensure that any pricing information reflects the current market reality, hence our decision to refrain from online pricing until we can reliably provide figures that align with the ongoing fluctuations in the global economy.

For pricing concerning above make and model, contact us through via phone, email, or by completing the contact form provided below.

For immediate pricing information, we recommend contacting our office directly. We respond to emails and inquiries submitted via the contact form within a 24-hour timeframe.


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