1998 Porsche Boxster

Engine Size
2.5L Flat-Six
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Interior Color
Boxster Red
Exterior Color
Arctic Silver
SCD 051
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Spiritual successor to the mighty 550 & 718 Spyders

*Only 40k miles from new with long-term original ownership
*Desirably original equipment and thousands in desirable genuine Porsche upgrades
*Classic Arctic Silver Metallic on Boxster Red full leather interior
*Available for immediate inspection at our Charlotte, NC office

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined two-seater roadster. It was Porsche's first road vehicle to be originally designed as a roadster since the 550 Spyder. The first-generation Boxster (the 986) was introduced in late 1996; it was powered by a 2.5-litre flat six-cylinder engine. The design was heavily influenced by Grant Larson's 1992 Boxster Concept that drew inspiration from the 356 Cabriolet, Speedster, and 550 Spyder, and stimulated a commercial turnaround for Porsche.

All 986 and 987 Boxsters use the M96, a water-cooled, horizontally opposed, six-cylinder engine. It was Porsche's first water-cooled non-front engine. In the Boxster, it is placed mid-engine, while in the 911, rear-engine. The flat, mid-engine layout provides a low center of gravity, near-perfect weight distribution, and neutral handling.

Chassis WP0CA2984WU623301

This Boxster rolled off the assembly line in February 1998, leaving Europe and finding its way to North Carolina, where it would spend the next twenty years with its original owner. Equipped admirably, this example was fitted with many desirable options as well as the classic Arctic Silver Metallic on Boxster Red full leather interior, evocative of the original Boxster Concept.

This 986 would be used as an occasion car, only traveling a mere 40k miles since new. During this time the original owner had several subtle modifications carried out by the same Porsche dealer trained technician that continues to maintain the car today. There's too much to list, but below are some of the noteworthy items added:

- LN Engineering Dual Row IMS Bearing Retrofit completed (2019)
- 986.2 style canvas soft top with glass rear window with heating element
- RoW (Rest of World) M030 Sport suspension kit
- Boxster S front and rear brakes
- 18" Sport Classic II wheels
- Porsche Tequipment 5mm wheel spacers
- Porsche Short Shift kit
- Litronic Xenon/HID headlamps with clear lenses
- Tail lamps with clear lenses
- Clear side marker lights
- Aspheric mirror glass (L/R)
- Speedster humps
- Silver Sport gas cap
- Porsche umbrella with fitted leather case
- Porsche Sport exhaust system

The sale of the Boxster is accompanied by manuals & carrying pouch, original tool kit and jack, spare tire with cover, and maintenance records from new. The value offered by the Boxster and other water-cooled Porsches cannot be ignored, particularly examples that have lived a cherished life. This 986 represents an opportunity to buy a truly turn-key example that's been in the right hands since new.

Original equipment list:

XLA - Polished stainless steel exhaust end
X70 - Stainless steel door entry guards with Boxster logo
X71 - Alu-look instrument dials
X97 - Gear lever knob with aluminum top
X98 - Handbrake lever with aluminum inlay
232 - 17" tires
396 - 17" 996 Carrera-look twist-spoke wheels, front 7" with 205/50 tyres, rear 8.5" with 255/40 types
446 - Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest
454 - Automatic speed control
490 - 6-speaker sound system
502 - Produced at Valmet plant
535 - Alarm 315 MHz
550 - Hardtop
551 - Wind deflector
582 - Leather storage pocket on engine cover
688 - CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-210
692 - 6-disc CD changer Becker Porsche CDC-3
981 - Leather dashboard and door panels
983 - Leather seats


Engine Size
2.5L Flat-Six


Body Color
Arctic Silver




Interior Color
Boxster Red
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