I’m not here to claim that the 986 Porsche Boxster gets overlooked in terms of the Porsche world in general, but it maybe isn’t the first model you run to when you dial-up Porsche in your thoughts. It was a wildly successful model when it launched in the late-1990s, as it brought back memories of the 914 and got people in the door of the Porsche brand without paying 911 prices. The base Boxster in 1997 started right under $40,000, while the base 993 started at around $65,000. As the years went on the 986 became just a used car, although a used Porsche, but still didn’t get much love from the collector crowd unless it was a really special example. Today, this still holds largely holds true but they are starting to come along slowly. Let’s look at this 2002 Boxster S, as it’s a great color and has just 47,000 miles. Is it worth the premium?
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Model: Boxster S
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 46,605 mi
Location: Pennington, New Jersey
Price: $23,988 or Offer
2002 Porsche Boxster S Finished in Beautiful Cobalt Blue Metallic. Low miles and featured a 65k MSRP when sold new!! Upgraded 18″ Rad Sport Design Wheels. Black Soft top. Great service history. Sport Touring Package. Xenon headlamps and headlamp washers. Porsche stability management system. Roll bar painted in exterior color. Interior features Black partial leather. Heated front seat package. Aftermarket alpine Radio Am/FM radio with compact disc changer. Rear center console painted in exterior color. Accompanying the sale of the car are the original owners manuals as well as spare tire located under front bonnet of car.
Cobalt Blue Metallic is one of my favorite colors, so naturally I am biased on this one. It also gains extra points for the color-matched center console in the normally all-black cabin. This one was additionally optioned with 18″ Sport Design wheels, heated seats, and xenon headlights. All in all it’s a great spec, but at the time I don’t know if I would have sprung for it when new given it was $2,000 less expensive than a base 996 911 Carrera 2.
Right now, this one has an asking price of $24,000, which seems pretty reasonable. We’ve seen pretty comparable examples sell for this recently, so I don’t think this dealer is too far off, if at all. So if you are a 986 Boxster person, this one looks like a good buy.
wow, these have gone up…a friend has an 02 Boxter s with 42K miles…he paid $14K. and it is pretty nice.
In the grand scheme of things, where a brand new F-450 costs upwards of $90k, $25k for a low mileage car like this seems pretty reasonable.
Yeah a $14k car just a couple years ago. In relative terms not crazy but I wouldn’t be spending $23k on a 20 year old 986 Boxster S.
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