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Old 09-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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1997 with only 881 miles

Just saw this ad. I guess someone was hoping it would become collectible.

1997 Porsche Boxster Convertible Arctic Silver (Met) MP8908 - Park Place Porsche Dallas




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Old 09-12-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Good grief! That's insane!

Barrett-Jackson auction maybe, but as any kind of a driver.................no way!

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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All the seals are probably dried out... would cost a nice fortune to restore it...
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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It's really a shame IMO that cars are not driven. They should be enjoyed, not a static display. The post in the "What did you do with/to your Boxster today?" where Brokenlinkage took his 4 year old daughter for a ride speaks to what it's all about. Again, that's just me
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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I'd take one with 80K on it any day over this.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Not sure I understand your comment. Is that consider high mileage? If so I thought 200k miles is more high, at minimum
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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Not sure I understand your comment. Is that consider high mileage? If so I thought 200k miles is more high, at minimum
Jake is saying that he'd take a higher mileage (>75K) over a super low mileage Boxster any day of the week.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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We see nothing but issues with low mileage cars... Nothing is worse for a car than sitting around, especially if the oil wasn't changed religiously even though it wasn't driven.
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Nothing worse than a Porsche that has been laying around all it's life. Some sucker will buy it.
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So what's considered high mileage for first gen boxster, 75k miles?
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:34 AM   #11
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And I thought when I bought my 986, 11 years after manufacture I had low milage.

This is how I bought my low milage 1998 986 base.. I went 986 shopping and came across a lot of "rats" of dubious quality. Most cars were far from perfect.

I wanted a pristine example 986. I am really particular about my vehicles and wanted as new as possible. I wanted new, but only had a fraction of the funds for a new 987.

January 2011, I visited a Bay Area Porsche dealer and bought a base 986 with 22k on the clock. The dealer showed me all service records done since new. 2 years / 2k miles before I bought the car, the dealer installed a new engine (under warranty). Service Manager told me it was the latest version engine for this car. Service Manager allowed me to view all service records for the car since new.

Car came with a matching hardtop that was installed. P-mechanic took off the roof and showed me that the original protective papers from the factory was still on the rear plastic window. Dealer then had a hard time closing the soft top since it was never opened and while the fabric while looked new, it was rigid. Dealer agreed to fix the soft top prior to sale.

No dents, dings or bodywork. Headlights are like new, not even micro scratches. Rubber seals and gaskets looked like new and very pliable. The interior and exterior was flawless. Dealer performed fuel filter, brake pads, brake flush, new tires and alignment check prior to delivery to me. Showed me their internal ppi and I spoke to the mechanic at length about this car. My bs detector was dead silent.

I asked the dealer to put it up on the lift, I looked underneath, and it was flawless. No wear, looked brand new. P-mechanic hooked up PIWIS and gave me a tour of the menus. After sale, same mechanic allowed me to set a few parameters such as activating the OBC in the cluster and activating the airbag deactivation bar that I installed myself.

Sales dept treated me like a king as if I was buying one of the $190k GT3's on the showroom floor.

I knew I would pay top dollar for the car but not far off from kbb or edmunds. I was able to negotiate a bit from their ask, but I wanted THIS car bad. Having a 22k mile Porsche with a new engine sealed the deal for me. I made the deal, took her home replaced the gearshift with a new one from Suncoast, took out the Porsche/Becker cassette deck and installed a iPhone compatible Alpine radio.

Two and a half years later I now have 29k and have done little to the car outside of aggressive scheduled maintenance and tinkering. Car is still a flawless garage queen and when given the opportunity, I love taking it on the coast and mountains of northern CA.

I paid less than a new Corolla.

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Nothing worse than a Porsche that has been laying around all it's life. Some sucker will buy it.
I prefer to restore & upgrade mechanical parts over cosmetics. You can't upgrade original cosmetics.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #13
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It's mind-boggling to think that this car averaged only 55 miles per year.

What are the chances it's ever been red-lined?

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$27,900? I bet they pulled that listing price out of their a$$.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #15
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Dealer may have pulled the price out of their rear end, but someone is now the owner of this car. Listed as SOLD on the website. Wow..

I wonder what final price was?

I wonder what's wrong with it?
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #16
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Likely still has some of the German air in the tires.

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