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    1998 Porsche Boxster Convertible

    Consignment #: 9083 Sign In to View Price


    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach California Auction.

    Please contact us for more information. While Porsche may be best known for its long-running, multi-generation 911 series, the Boxster echoed the spirit of another Stuttgart icon, the 550 Spyder of the mid-1950s. Marking a return to Porsche’s roots, the Boxster – named after its liquid-cooled boxer-type engine and roadster bodywork – was rooted in a design proposal by Grant Larson and Pinky Lai that won an internal competition at Porsche for a new sports car. The resulting Boxster Concept debuted to wide acclaim at the January 1993 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the new model’s production-bound exterior design, internally coded Typ 986, was finalized in March 1993. Featuring design cues similar to those of the new Typ 996 911 models, especially in terms of the front end and body sides, the new 986 Boxster was launched ahead of the senior Porsche, with the pilot-car production starting in the second half of 1995 and actual production in mid-1996.

    Powering the Boxster was Porsche’s new M96 liquid-cooled flat-six engine, the first water-cooled, non-front engine. Mid-mounted in the Boxster chassis, this configuration provided a low center of gravity, near-perfect weight distribution, and neutral handling characteristics. Delivering 201 horsepower and available with a choice of a manual gearbox or Porsche’s Tiptronic unit with manual capability, the first-generation Boxster could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 6.9 seconds and approach 150 mph flat out. Now appreciated as a truly collectible Porsche model with its purity of design, performance, and excellent handling, the first-generation Boxster marks a compelling find for committed Porsche enthusiasts.

    Featuring excellent Silver over Black livery, this very well cared for 1998 Porsche Boxster continues to look like a 2-year old example. Offered complete with a clean Carfax, this Boxster flaunts its racing bloodline and deep genetic ties to the 911. Maybe that’s why, unlike Porsche’s previous attempt at a mid-engine car, the 914, the Boxster was embraced by the Porsche faithful.



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