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Old 06-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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How rare is this 986?

Hey all! Picked up a '98 Boxster a few years ago and I've always wondered, but never took the time to find out.. How rare is this color/combo? Hardtop, what seems to be factory wheels just based off the Porsche center caps and Brembo brakes. Previous owner honestly didn't know much about it.. $9,000 5spd 57k miles


Ocean Jade Metallic - 60/J3

Anyone know how many were made? Or what they're going for market value?



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nice looking car
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I have never seen the color. You got yourself a unique car for used economy car money.
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I have never seen the color. You got yourself a unique car for used economy car money.
That's what I think too, I know I'm way ahead, but I've always wondered how far!
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My guess is that it was resprayed. You can take the Vin and call any Porsche Dealer and they would be able to tell you the original color.
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My guess is that it was resprayed. You can take the Vin and call any Porsche Dealer and they would be able to tell you the original color.
You can also just look at the paint code in the frunk.

J3 Ocean Jade metallic was available in 1998.

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You can also just look at the paint code in the frunk.

J3 Ocean Jade metallic was available in 1998.

Nice. I wonder how many were made.
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My guess is that it was resprayed. You can take the Vin and call any Porsche Dealer and they would be able to tell you the original color.
Yeah it's the original color, I've ran the VIN on it. I found one other thread about it, and a a guy was asking the same thing. His was a clothtop, and said he had "heard" there's only 47 of them in the US. Just trying to get some input from others, I've got no clue
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It's definitely the first I've ever seen.
Very nice color
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I've seen several in Australia (even rented one!).
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Here's my '99 I bought a few weeks ago ($9500). Ocean Jade Metallic was a listed color option for '98-'99 ($805 extra). Mine came from Arizona by way of Texas and is now in SW Okla. 86K miles. It has the Sport Package w/ the Sport Design wheels (Sport seats, upgraded interior, 3 spoke wheel, etc) and a few more goodies. I see very, very few early Boxsters w/ sport seats and optioned like this.

I bought it for the color and the interior package. Not a whole lot of Boxsters like this and I didn't have one in my fleet. Now I do! I don't know how rare the color is, but yours and mine make only 2 that I've seen in the wild.

Now when I find a nice Zanzibar Red 986, I'll be mostly complete. Except I've always wanted a Forest Green w/ Boxster Red leather interior. Then I'll be rare color combo complete. Maybe...

***If you are selling yours, consider selling me the hard top separate? Seriously - I'll grab it from you for more $ than it adds to the value of your car by having it. PM me if you are interested.

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Here's my '99 I bought a few weeks ago ($9500). Ocean Jade Metallic was a listed color option for '98-'99 ($805 extra). Mine came from Arizona by way of Texas and is now in SW Okla. 86K miles. It has the Sport Package w/ the Sport Design wheels (Sport seats, upgraded interior, 3 spoke wheel, etc) and a few more goodies. I see very, very few early Boxsters w/ sport seats and optioned like this.

I bought it for the color and the interior package. Not a whole lot of Boxsters like this and I didn't have one in my fleet. Now I do! I don't know how rare the color is, but yours and mine make only 2 that I've seen in the wild.

Now when I find a nice Zanzibar Red 986, I'll be mostly complete. Except I've always wanted a Forest Green w/ Boxster Red leather interior. Then I'll be rare color combo complete. Maybe...

***If you are selling yours, consider selling me the hard top separate? Seriously - I'll grab it from you for more $ than it adds to the value of your car by having it. PM me if you are interested.

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I've got the sports package as well. But I'm hanging onto the hardtop for sure! We'll just go with 3 known to mankind
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I have never seen one even listed before, same for the wheels.
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Only picture I have right now, but here's a vague shot of the interior


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Is that djlomas old car?
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It's interesting that both uncommon color cars have the same uncommon interior package. I wonder if maybe our cars were dealer demo cars to show off some options. Since these are before the "S" package cars were available, I'm guessing they were top of the line cars for their model year.

I've only seen this color two other times, both on an early 996. One was several years ago on one of the on-line cars for sale web sites, the other is sitting wrecked in the salvage lot at Oklahoma Foreign, a Porsche salvage yard in Oklahoma City. Interestingly enough, both cars had the Nephrite Green interior (which I, for one, really like) like is on the Arctic Silver Boxster in the For Sale listings.

I like one-off color combo's - they make our cars more interesting. I have a line on an '03S Boxster, Arctic Silver, that was special ordered with a Lipstick Red interior (lipstick red was predominately a '80s - early '90s 911 and 928 interior color - very bright red) and is hard-loaded w/ the Sport Touring and the Sport Design package among other options. It only has 26K miles and is flawless. The owner knows to call me first when he puts it up for sale.

I saw an early Boxster on eBay a few weeks ago that was a dark blue with the Boxster Red interior. I saw that same exterior/interior combo on a 356 awhile back- beautiful!

I think the 986 cars that were sold in the Europe market had a lot more "unique" color options.
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It's interesting that both uncommon color cars have the same uncommon interior package. I wonder if maybe our cars were dealer demo cars to show off some options. Since these are before the "S" package cars were available, I'm guessing they were top of the line cars for their model year.

I've only seen this color two other times, both on an early 996. One was several years ago on one of the on-line cars for sale web sites, the other is sitting wrecked in the salvage lot at Oklahoma Foreign, a Porsche salvage yard in Oklahoma City. Interestingly enough, both cars had the Nephrite Green interior (which I, for one, really like) like is on the Arctic Silver Boxster in the For Sale listings.

I like one-off color combo's - they make our cars more interesting. I have a line on an '03S Boxster, Arctic Silver, that was special ordered with a Lipstick Red interior (lipstick red was predominately a '80s - early '90s 911 and 928 interior color - very bright red) and is hard-loaded w/ the Sport Touring and the Sport Design package among other options. It only has 26K miles and is flawless. The owner knows to call me first when he puts it up for sale.

I saw an early Boxster on eBay a few weeks ago that was a dark blue with the Boxster Red interior. I saw that same exterior/interior combo on a 356 awhile back- beautiful!

I think the 986 cars that were sold in the Europe market had a lot more "unique" color options.
I wonder how much they'd go for? Difficult to judge without a market value
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I wonder how much they'd go for? Difficult to judge without a market value
I honestly don't think that in most cases the unique colors or additional options add much dollar value to our cars, and I think some colors, interior/exterior combos may turn some people off.

For me, the color was what closed the deal. If it was just another Guards Red, Black or Arctic Silver car (of which I have all 3), I wouldn't even have looked twice at it. Being a unique color it caught my eye, but I honestly wouldn't have paid anymore for it. (But if it was a "normal" colored car, I wouldn't have bought it - so the color did make the sale.)

It's hard to tell - there are so many 986 cars available, that unless you find a real knucklehead like me that lusts for the unusual, the average buyer won't care about the rarity of the color, only that they do/don't like the color (and what their wife/girlfriend has to say about it).

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I honestly don't think that in most cases the unique colors or additional options add much dollar value to our cars, and I think some colors, interior/exterior combos may turn some people off.

For me, the color was what closed the deal. If it was just another Guards Red, Black or Arctic Silver car (of which I have all 3), I wouldn't even have looked twice at it. Being a unique color it caught my eye, but I honestly wouldn't have paid anymore for it. (But if it was a "normal" colored car, I wouldn't have bought it - so the color did make the sale.)

It's hard to tell - there are so many 986 cars available, that unless you find a real knucklehead like me that lusts for the unusual, the average buyer won't care about the rarity of the color, only that they do/don't like the color (and what their wife/girlfriend has to say about it).

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So you are saying, not "rare" but "medium well" then
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I honestly don't think that in most cases the unique colors or additional options add much dollar value to our cars, and I think some colors, interior/exterior combos may turn some people off.

For me, the color was what closed the deal. If it was just another Guards Red, Black or Arctic Silver car (of which I have all 3), I wouldn't even have looked twice at it. Being a unique color it caught my eye, but I honestly wouldn't have paid anymore for it. (But if it was a "normal" colored car, I wouldn't have bought it - so the color did make the sale.)

It's hard to tell - there are so many 986 cars available, that unless you find a real knucklehead like me that lusts for the unusual, the average buyer won't care about the rarity of the color, only that they do/don't like the color (and what their wife/girlfriend has to say about it).

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How many do you have? Do you have a pic with all of them?

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