Up for auction is an all original 1998 Porsche Boxster. The Boxster was introduced in 1997 as Porsches premiere mid-engine roadster and has been known for its ideal drivability and sporty nature ever since. The car is showing 27,630 miles and is being offered in excellent turn-key condition.
This time capsule still holds its original factory black paint (L741). As seen in the photo gallery, the exterior is stated to be in well above average condition. The only noted flaws are a few rock chips and scratches near the bottom of the front bumper. In 1997, the Boxster set a standard for future Porsche models by introducing features such as newly designed headlights (found on the 996) and a central single exhaust outlet. A few factory options on this Boxster include exterior color-matching model designation, automatic speed control, and 17″ 996 Carrera-look twist-spoke wheels with colored Porsche crests.
The seller states that the black cloth convertible top is in perfect working order and was recently serviced.
As you would expect, the all black leather interior is true to the vehicles low mileage with minimal wear. This interior showcases factory options such as partial power-adjustable seats, anti-theft system, sound system with 6-way speakers, wind deflector, and a leather storage pocket on the engine cover. The seller does note that the stock head unit has been upgraded with a Kenwood. All electronics are stated to be in perfect working order.
Power comes from a mid-engine 2.5L flat-six that produces 201 HP and is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission. The seller notes that the clutch switch was replaced under his ownership along with general maintenance including a recent oil change. Additionally, the clean Carfax report will show that the car has received proper service since new.
The Porsche Boxster is known for its mid-engine platform. The close to 50/50 percent weight distribution helps provide a perfect balance that is clearly noticed while also helping to provide spacious luggage areas in both the front and rear of the vehicle.
The sale will include a clean Carfax, all recent records, all books, a spare tire, and tool kit.