Friday, September 29, 2017

Fried Eggs Benedict: 1997 Porsche Boxster with 911 Flat-6

I've been a big fan of the Porsche Boxster since it hit the market about 20 years ago, and my enthusiasm has only grown as they've aged into cheap abused late models.  You really can't beat the performance-per-dollar ratio of a $7,500 mid-engined Porsche, particularly one with the big 3.4 liter engine from a 911. Find this 1997 Porsche Boxster with 911 Flat-6 offered for $7,800 in Millbrae, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:
Selling my 97 Porsche Boxster with 3.4 996 swap.

Black on black
Clean title 
Current register with tags due next year
About 150k miles on body 70k miles on motor
3.4 996 motor
Boxster S front bumper 
Oem 996 gt3 sports seats
993 RS engine mount 
Custom 3" K&N intake with 540i afm housing 
Aftermarket header
New RMS bearing 
New water pump
New thermostat
New spark plugs
New o2 sensors
New all fluids

Need ECU flash software to unlock the power of the 3.4 motor (currently running stock 2.5 boxster software)
Body is straight but the clear coat peeling off on driver's side

The car is pretty much stock other then the swap. Runs good but need to get the ecu flash for smog. A good deal if you need a 996 motor, the motor along is worth my asking price. 

See a better way to go fast?


  1. ooh worth it for the engine alone, if everything checks out!

  2. Need we ask which IMS bearing this has/what year donor...

    Regardless, I bet that 3.4 wakes up what is a sublimely balanced chassis.


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