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Old 08-12-2016, 03:58 AM   #1
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Margarita Green, OE Color?

I ran across a '99 Box for sale and the color is listed as Margarita Green. It looks like a light teal. I've never seen that color before and I can't find anything on the web to confirm that is was a Porsche OE color. Has anyone ever seen this color before?
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It's called ocean jade metallic
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The current asking price is just 'OK' based on condition & miles ect... If I buy it and then flip it in a year, I can't figure out if this color is desireable or a total turn off... Any thoughts?
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I'd never seen this colour either but last Sunday at a Sunday Night Cruise featuring the Red River Region PCA there was this one.



And it is indeed Ocean Jade Metallic. Not sure where 'Margarita Green' came from.
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If I buy it and then flip it in a year, I can't figure out if this color is desireable or a total turn off... Any thoughts?
Porsche owners seem to like their colors to be safe - silver, black, or white, possibly red or blue. When you get into the less popular colors it becomes a matter of taste or desire. Speed Yellow is a tough sell unless someone is looking for that specific color. A friend of mine was ready to buy a great 06 Cayman S in Speed Yellow but wifey refused to let him buy it. Ocean Jade Metallic is a rare color and I think it's attractive. But this is coming from someone who owns a GT3 Orange Boxster and a Signal Green Cayman. It may be a bit of a turn-off to the normal crowd.

I had some time yesterday and was perusing numerous big city CL ads and saw this car. I thought the price was tempting.
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Husker - Good info. I like those out of the box colors like orange and green. The car is in ATL on CL. I called the guy but he knows nothing about the IMS/RMS history ect. The check engine light goes off and on. He says it's an O2 sensor but I would guess its something way more than that. It would have to be a good price to make it a good 'flip' car. John
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It also goes by another name but I forget what it is and I'm not at my yard right now. I have a 98 that color in my yard and the paint code has the other name on it. They both have the same paint code though. I'm not a fan of that color but I've had a lot of people like it when they see that colored boxster next to the black and silver boxsters.
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Ocean Jade Metallic is my favorite color for an early Boxster.

Here's mine (below) on my way back to Oklahoma after buying it in Arizona, a 986 w/ hardtop that saw a lot of exposure several years ago here on the 986 board, a 996 aero and a 996 turbo. I'd love to own either of the 996 cars.
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Porsche owners seem to like their colors to be safe - silver, black, or white, possibly red or blue. When you get into the less popular colors it becomes a matter of taste or desire.
+1 ^^^ Well said.

The typical Boxster buyer is looking for a safe color. That doesn't mean that another color isn't desirable, but it will be more buyer specific.
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IMHO.... these car look great in any color as long as they are clean, polished and waxed. In person Ocean Jade is a great looking color. I still wish I had bought ours in Zanzibar Red when we ordered it. It is more of an orange color.

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The check engine light goes off and on. He says it's an O2 sensor but I would guess its something way more than that. It would have to be a good price to make it a good 'flip' car. John
Isn't every CEL 'just an O2 sensor'? Since it's throwing a CEL, the seller has just lost 90% of his potential buying audience. Porsche owners want pristine, not problems. Unless he's pulled the code, you're buying a cat in a sack, so pay accordingly.

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I like those out of the box colors like orange and green.
You never have to twist my arm to post pics. Here are a cpl of my favorites, incl my CSS shot with Hans Peter Porsche standing by my car.





Here's the Carmon Red CS I owned before I bought my CSS.
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