Well… it depends on which one you are talking about.
I think the Boxster S is a magnificent car, more fun to drive than any 968, and darn sexy to look at. That said, as I get older I get more rational. This new affliction tells me that the 968 is more reliable, has back seats, and may be faster in a straight line. They are also more rare, you are not in danger of seeing another anywhere in your neighborhood.
From the seller –
“This beautiful Guards Red Porsche 968 Cabriolet is a pretty rare find with only 18,670 original miles. It has been garage kept and never driven during winter months. The original CD/tape player has been replaced with a new Porsche CD AM/FM Stereo with auxiliary input for an iPod. All speakers have been up graded and subwoofers added along with an amplifier. The 968 is a gorgeous example of Porsche craftsmanship and performance. The 968 was the last Porsche sold with a front four-cylinder water cooled engine.
Fully loaded with all power including: 236hp 3.0 liter 4 cylinder engine with Variocam, 6-speed manual transmission, cruise control, driver & passenger power seats, power windows, semi-automatic power top, AM/FM stereo system with CD player, duel air bags and ice cold air conditioning.
All the pleasures of owning a Porsche with a known history complete with factory owners manual, specification book, service history, and other extras that will go with the car.”
The 968 is my next Porsche to be, whenever that is. But truth be told I would prefer a coupe, although the coupe does not make as tidy comparison as the cabriolet.
Having driven both I can tell you I prefer the 968. I love my Boxster but it did not feel as well assembled as the 968. No rattles, better interior fit and finish, and it sounds more like a Porsche than the Boxster.
This example is ridiculous with crazy low miles. Although, I am not sure how a car with less than 20k on the ticker ends up with five owners. Regardless, this is as nice an example as I have seen for some time.
Bidding is up to $16k with reserve not me, I am guessing the seller wants something north of $20k which this car may very well fetch.