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Old 09-09-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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1997 Boxster in San Diego, New IMS bearing, New clutch, New roof

Extremely clean and well maintained Boxster with all maintenance records.
more pictures: 1997 PORSCHE Boxster

CLEAN title
No accidents
129k miles
5 spd manual

- Original black metallic paint in excellent condition.
- Graphite grey leather interior in very good condition.
- Clear headlights and smoked European side markers
- Optional 17" wheels
- Built in Lidar/Radar Detector
- All manuals and tools that came with the car

[COLOR="black"]The following is a list of brand new parts
- New ceramic IMS bearing by LN engineering
- New OEM SACHS clutch
- New Soft Top with German Sonnenland A5 fabric in Graphite color
- New LED tail lights
- New BOSCH battery
- New BFG Ge-Force Sport tires (8k miles ago)

For those of you who might not be aware of the IMS problems associated with this model, read this quotation from the current issue of Excellence Magazine 2014-2015 Porsche Buyers Guide:

"ALL PORSCHE M96 AND M97 ENGINES from 1997 through 2008 have the potential for Intermediate Main Shaft (IMS) failure although the risk continues to decline as the cars get older. If you're planning to buy a used Porsche of recent vintage, it's hard to avoid one of these cars and you need to assess the risk associated with this potential problem. ... The cost of a replacement bearing and labor for installation appears to be close to $2000. This is a small investment compared to the rebuild or replacement cost of an engine should you have an IMS failure..."

For more info email or call/text 858-5oo-6826
Asking $9,900

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Old 09-24-2014, 06:00 AM   #2
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PORSCHE lettering

Well done. A VERY nice early model. Given the mileage I am particularly struck at the fine appearance of the automobile. (Felt calling it a car was not befitting of ts condition.)

Tell me about the PORSCHE lettering. Assume the Boxster emblem was removed, and though I've never removed it myself, was always under the belief that there would be holes in the trunk lid that would need to be filled and painted. Is that correct? Then, what was involved in adding the lettering? It looks great. Tell me more. Thanks, Joe
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:25 AM   #3
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No holes, doublesided tape. Comes right off if you slide dental floss underneath.
The porsche lettering does look great'
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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That's correct the badge is just stuck on with double sided tape. it does take some doing to take it off though and the finish needs to be polished and buffed after.

For my new badge I modeled it and had a 3D print made in vinyl which is finished in metallic silver. I really did not want chrome lettering.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:07 AM   #5
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FYI, I wanted to de-badge the rear and found my emblem had been re-glued on, no double sided tape, and there was paint damage. Rather than having trunk re-painted I replaced the rear emblem to cover up the mess.

99 Porsche Boxster
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