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Old 09-09-2018, 01:53 PM   #1
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WTB: Boxster S with bad motor

Greeting everyone,

Been a while since i've visited, hope you have all been well.

Am interested in a new project car, thinking cheap swap project this time as I keep getting requests for budget LS swaps. Yes I said LS swap so if that is against your Porsche religion then don't sell me your car

Interested in a car with a bad motor/ IMS issues etc. Prefer a straight non-wrecked car but minor accidents may be ok.
Let me know what you've got!
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:59 PM   #2
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Doubling down, I like it! My car could have been a candidate for you but now my engine is getting rebuilt. Did you ever sell your original LS Boxster?
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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Do a cayman!

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Old 09-09-2018, 05:27 PM   #4
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This one might be a good candidate - 911 cab.
Not in your neck of the woods, tho.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/mechanic-special-1999-porsche/6686737350.html
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Greeting everyone,

Been a while since i've visited, hope you have all been well.

Am interested in a new project car, thinking cheap swap project this time as I keep getting requests for budget LS swaps. Yes I said LS swap so if that is against your Porsche religion then don't sell me your car

Interested in a car with a bad motor/ IMS issues etc. Prefer a straight non-wrecked car but minor accidents may be ok.
Let me know what you've got!
Thanks
J
Contract Jake Raby -- he's in your neck of the woods -- there maybe clients of his that decide not to fix their engines, and he'd know of folks looking to just dispose of the car.

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Hi:

My car is heading for 'bad motor' land, but it's not there yet. From the diagnostics, it looks like its time for a rebuild before the motor grenades - P1341 and black plastic pieces in the sump. My wrench turning skills are not up to the job.

Check this forum link out and let me know if you're interested: 01S - SEMI Roller for Sale

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Old 09-11-2018, 10:47 AM   #7
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How far from Home are you willing to consider?
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #8
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Here's another one in the SF Bay Area... Looks very clean...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/2000-porsche-boxster/6695559487.html
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:23 PM   #9
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Damn i see why you want to do a boxster vs cayman they are MUCH cheaper...

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Old 09-14-2018, 04:36 PM   #10
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Doubling down, I like it! My car could have been a candidate for you but now my engine is getting rebuilt. Did you ever sell your original LS Boxster?
Haha yeah doubling down because even though I spent way more then originally planned it is a great car! One of the best I have ever driven. I did sell the original car to a gentleman in Wisconsin who I believe is lurking around these forums somewhere although not sure if he has ever posted. I need to touch base with him and see how he is liking the car!

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Yes as you pointed out further down the line here, Caymans are not really reasonably priced when compared to Boxsters!

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This one might be a good candidate - 911 cab.
Not in your neck of the woods, tho.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/mechanic-special-1999-porsche/6686737350.html
Thanks for the lead, that is very well priced! A 911 would probably be the smarter build but to be honest I think the Boxster is a much better balanced car! Still may give them a call though!
Thanks for your reply!

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Contract Jake Raby -- he's in your neck of the woods -- there maybe clients of his that decide not to fix their engines, and he'd know of folks looking to just dispose of the car.

Mike
Yeah if all else fails I may do that but I'm sure he would rather talk them into a $20K rebuild

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Hi:

My car is heading for 'bad motor' land, but it's not there yet. From the diagnostics, it looks like its time for a rebuild before the motor grenades - P1341 and black plastic pieces in the sump. My wrench turning skills are not up to the job.

Check this forum link out and let me know if you're interested: 01S - SEMI Roller for Sale

Regards,

Thom
Definitely interested but would like to know more about it, the Craigslist link in the post is expired - please send more details!
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How far from Home are you willing to consider?
I like road trips so I'm willing to consider just about anything as long as it does not involve importing from overseas
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Here's another one in the SF Bay Area... Looks very clean...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/2000-porsche-boxster/6695559487.html
DANG! I REALLY don't want a black on black car as summers here suck bad enough, but DAMN thats a pretty good deal! Maybe a wrap and an interior swap
Thanks for the lead!
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Yessir! I'm figuring to find a decent complete Boxster in the $3-5K range as where Caymans didn't have nearly as high of an engine failure rate and you'll be lucky to find a cheap one $10k+

I appreciate all the replies, definitely keep em coming!
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:31 PM   #11
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Here's a Cayman.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/2006-porsche-cayman-needs/6697637927.html
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:23 PM   #13
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Saw that one- its a tiptronic though. The harness and gauges and center console trim and pedals would have to be sourced from Porsche. That guy is dreaming btw that car wouls be 7k if a manual.

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I know you're looking for a Boxster S with bad motor so I'm gonna counter with a 2003 Boxster base w/ bad tiptronic transmission hahah! Supposedly the torque convertor has failed. The engine and all other components are still in great condition, AFAIK. Let me know if that is interesting to you at all; IDK much about LS swaps so if this car doesn't meet what you need, sorry!
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:47 AM   #15
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I don't have an 'S' but I have a 2006 that was just diagnosed with an engine failure. Are you still looking? Base/Blue/2006/ Minor scratches from original owner / No body damage / ~24k miles / Wife's vehicle. I only got to drive it to the gas station every fall to fill it up before storing for winter.
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