Thursday, May 7, 2020

Premium Vintage: 1999 Porsche Boxster

I hate paying premium price for anything...which is why I spend a large part of my day obsessing over used cars, scouring the web for cars that have depreciated into the basement and can be purchased with your coronavirus stimulus check.  However...there is something captivating about time capsule cars -- those which appear to have avoided the inevitable decay for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. This next car is old enough to legally drink in all 50 states but only has 33k miles on the odo and is offered for a "premium" price, but not an insane one.  Does the clean condition merit the premium price? Find this 1999 Porsche Boxster offered for $13999 in Palos Verdes, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:
 1999 porsche boxster
VIN: WP0CA2988XU632049
condition: like new
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 33000
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
Showroom Condition, Pink slip on hand and smogged. Clean Carfax.

Perfect 1999 Porsche Boxster, super low 33,000 miles with 5 speed manual transmission. CA car since new and kept in garage. Zero corrosion and perfect original paint in factory Arctic Silver. Black leather interior, no rips or tears all in perfect condition. Comes with complete book pack and wind deflector storage bag.

Fabric roof is in perfect condition with no tears and the rear window in crystal clear with no damage.

Car is totally stock with a high factory specification

18" turbo twist alloy wheels
aluminum look dials
stainless steel entry guards with Boxster logo
wind deflector
chrome exhaust trim
colored wheel crests
hifi/stereo pack
storage box rear shelf

More photos here:

As this is a 1999 year car it features a cable throttle and dual row ims install, which has shown to be the most reliable engine of the 986 Boxster model range.

Perfect car to store in the garage and use at the weekends and special occasions, or even to get started in concours events.

Clean CarFax.

 See a better way to drive a mid engine Porsche?


  1. Cheaper than the base price of the most inexpensive 2020 car, the thrilling 2020 Chevy Spark (Base Price: $14,095)!

  2. Glad that 986's are getting some respect. A '99 on turbo twists with a dual row IMS should prove to be desirable in years to come. This one seems like a fair asking price for the mileage, considering people are willing to pay waaaay more for a similar car on a certain site.

    1. BaT is def overpriced (says a serial purchaser) but this is still steep for a 986 if that’s really all you want. The mileage is low but the interior is still 21 years old... Every wasserboxer Porsche I’ve owned and loved has needed various-and sometimes the same-things. New owner will be able to put some of those items off for a minute but don’t count on that honeymoon lasting too long. If you’re looking for the boxster experience, they are plentiful at lower prices.

      This one is pretty sweet, though...

  3. Purists be damned. This is a great car at a great price. Talk about loads of fun for a sleek ride at an awesome price.

  4. You can buy a Boxster S with an updated IMS bearing for less!

  5. Begs the question, why does someone buy this car and then not drive it? 33K miles is nothing for a 20 year old car.


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