1998 Porsche Boxster-Arctic Silver over Boxster Red, 5-speed, very well optioned, new top, LN IMS Bearing,all original with just 31k miles
1998 Porsche Boxster-just 31k miles!
It’s hard to believe we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Boxster concept car debut at the 1993 Detroit Auto show, it seems like just yesterday when this little car literally set the Porsche world on fire! Do you remember how hard it was to get one? The initial cars were all special ordered well in advance by enthusiastic Porsche fanatics. This car is finished in the most iconic combination, Arctic Silver over Boxster Red, which was the color combination of the original concept, stunning!
Here is how the car was spec’d:
Arctic Silver Metallic Exterior/Black Top- $805
Boxster Red Full Leather- $2,370
P64-Sport Touring Package: M396 17″ Wheels/Tires, 551 Wind stop, M490 Sound system, M454 Cruise control, M535 Alarm system, M692 CD changer replaces CD in dash, M659 On Board Computer, X71 Instruments in aluminum, XMY Rollbar silver, Y06 Gear Shift/Brake Handle combination leather interior color and aluminum, X70 Aluminum sill plate Boxster logo, and XLA Exhaust Pipe chrome- $6,791
Total Original Price $51,731
Now that these cars are 25+ years old, the key is finding a GREAT one! I think this car fits the bill, here are the highlights:
- Just 31k original miles
- All original with no modifications
- Brand new top
- LN IMS bearing update was completed in 2017
- Current on all service, a few key items recently done: waterpump, thermostat & ignition switch
- Really clean and crisp inside and out
- Clean title, history and no stories, just a well loved Boxster!
Driving this car made me realize why this car literally saved Porsche. Amazing mid-engine balance, light and direct steering and a motor that loves to rev! Sure the newer cars make more power but sometimes there is a purity of original design. The 2.5 liter motor loves to spin to redline and has an outrageous intake howl that starts at about 5,000 rpm! Couple that with a lithe 2,700lb curb weight and you have more fun than should be legal!
I could keep going on and on about this car, but here is the takeaway: people complain that one cannot buy a high quality, used Porsche that isn’t priced into the stratosphere. This car PROVES that isn’t true! Believe it or not, but I promise you will have as much fun in this 986 Boxster as you would a brand new one, it sounds crazy but I drive them all and these original examples are just an absolute delight! Come find out….