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Old 12-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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NY: Water damaged 1997 Boxster for sale. Clean title, Does not run :(

Year: 1997
Make: Porsche
Model: Boxster
Price: $6000 OBO (taking offers)
Mileage: 60000
Color: white
Location (State): NY
Transmission: Manual
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

1997 Porsche Boxster Cabriolet
Manual transmission
Power Spoiler
Arctic White exterior on Black leather interior
One owner vehicle immaculate
60k miles

pics here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6sncllwzuumvjhh/TFl6bEZ4Kr/boxster%20pictures

Unfortunately, this vehicle was involved in a salt-water flood during Hurricane Sandy. Water levels reached the carpets of the car. The dash of the vehicle still lights up, headlights work, and some of the seat functions work. The car has not been started, nor were any repairs attempted. Water levels only reached the carpet/floor of the car. To our knowledge, water did not get into the engine. However, because the vehicle was involved in a flood it is being sold AS IS.

2.5L H6 DOHC 24V Engine
Manual Transmission
Power Leather Seats
Leather Steering Wheel Trim
Cruise Control
AM/FM/CD Audio
Power Windows/Door Locks/ Mirrors
Power Soft Drop Top
Power Rear Spoiler
17-Inch Alloy Wheels
-Always adult owned and garaged its entire life.

**Hardtop is not included in the sale** If you would like to purchase the hard top separately, the price is $1500

The car only had liability insurance at the time, so the damages were NOT reported to the insurance company. Therefore the car has a CLEAN TITLE with no mention of water damage on the carfax or auto check reports.

This vehicle was immaculate and maintained at the dealer since day 1. Before the water damages, this was valued at $15k. Perfect project for a Porsche enthusiast. My carrera 993 was also damaged by the storm and has been sold already. Both of these cars were in the family since new and it pains us to sell them, but we dont have the time or energy to look into repairs.

Car was up on ebay previously but the bidder could not come up with the funds: Porsche : Boxster NO RESERVE in Porsche | eBay Motors

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Sorry for your lose on this car. Are you interested in selling the cover separately?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
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For now I'm just focusing on selling the car. But I'll keep you in mind
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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You'd be better off replacing the ECU/immobilizer or whatever is keeping the engine from running and then trying to sell the car in at least running condition.

When selling a car that has documented flood damage "as is" and in non-running condition, buyers have to assume that the engine/ECU/immobilizer/fuse panel/power locks/power windows/etc are damaged/ruined from salt water instrusion. Plus, without a running engine there is no way to check the operation of engine accessories like power steering, air conditioning, water pump, etc. The bottom line is this reduces the value of the car to about $2K.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Sold for $5k as is. Thanks everyone

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