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Old 05-16-2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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FS 1998 Tip Black w/ Full Red Interior Needs Transmission Seal

I needed something more practical and reliable to get around so I decided to get rid of the boxster after over 5 years of fun. It's a 1998 Tiptronic with around 144,000 miles.

Details about the car:
-Non-operational because of transmission seal that needs replaced (lost fluid and towed home)
-I had the vehicle inspected and will post the quote for repairs
-Just a daily driver for the last 5+ years and never taken to the track
-Full a/c system replaced last summer for ~$3000
-Water pump, front engine mount, drive belt, coolant reservoir tank about 6 months ago ~$1,500
-New GAHH convertible top installed about 2 years ago
-Alpine type-s speakers in dash and doors and sony b/t head unit
-"PORSCHE" satin black badge on trunk and newer front Porsche logo badge
-Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires with plenty of life in them
-Lip spoiler color matched
-Litronics headlights
-Aftermarket bbs style wheels (not sure who made them and came on the car, finish is not great on these)
-Depo halogen taillights and smoked LED third brake light (3rd brake light has a section on one side of the LEDS not functioning)
-I have both keys but the electronics died in the remotes. I also replaced the door lock mechanisms
-Boxster red full leather interior thats in pretty great shape overall. (seat leather and steering wheel was replaced just before I bought it)
-Exterior panels are all free of any significant damage. Just a couple minor door digs that came with the car. Exterior looks almost new when clean.
-Smoked hella turn signals
-LED interior and trunk lighting (driver door LED died recently)
-Red top optima battery died at the shop but was working fine
-Hella supertone horns installed
-I used royal purple street performance synthetic oil the last few years
-While I had it I replaced the spark plugs, spark plug tubes, AOS, vacuum lines, starter motor, right a/c vent, speakers, airbag mount, horns, convertible top, sway bar end links, door lock mechanisms, cleaned the throttle body and a bunch of items I am probably forgetting.
-Engine was clear of codes aside from a set of vacuum line related codes that popped up after having the engine mount etc. worked on. The car ran and shifted fine prior to the transmission seal losing fluid.








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Old 05-16-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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I should probably mention that the car is located in Tulsa, OK for trailer/towing pickup.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:09 PM   #3
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It looks nice. I like the black with the red interior. The last thing I need right now is another project or Boxster, but I'm not far from Tulsa and have a trailer. I'm guessing that your price is more than I'd want to pay for a roller and don't want to insult you with a low-ball offer. Post an asking price? ...or pm me if you want it gone.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:34 AM   #4
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Needs price posted.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:23 AM   #5
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I don't mean to be that guy, but please remember that when you price your car that the 97-99 tiptronic trans is practically unrebuildable. The parts aren't really available, and if you can find them the rebuild cost is 2/3 the cars value.
I sell these transmission used for 2k plus
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:52 AM   #6
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I don't mean to be that guy, but please remember that when you price your car that the 97-99 tiptronic trans is practically unrebuildable. The parts aren't really available, and if you can find them the rebuild cost is 2/3 the cars value.
I sell these transmission used for 2k plus
The engine and transmission don't need to be rebuilt. It needs the $22 input seal and fluid. If someone has the tools and ability to work on it then it should be good to go. There is no damage. The transmission slipped a few times because of low fluid and lost the rest when I stopped. 1700 repair quote was 1450 for labor.

I spent 5k on it in the last year alone which I don't expect to get back but I believe the running engine/trans, interior, litronics, GAHH top, full new a/c system/coolant tank/motor mount would help the value. I wouldn't consider it a roller because it's just in need of that repair. If I wasn't in an apartment complex now I'd be fixing and keeping it myself.

Feel free to make offers and email me as I don't have any price in mind. Whatever seems fair.
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