2.5L 16-valve flat-six
19k-Mile 1998 Porsche Boxster
This newly appreciating first generation 1998 Porsche Boxster transferred ownership between three brothers within the same family over the last 17 years. We purchased from the third brother. This example is equipped with a 2.5-liter flat-six mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Factory options include a hardtop, 17” SportClassic alloy wheels, leather interior, cruise control, aluminum/leather shift knob and brake handle, and on-board computer. Now showing a very low 19,156 miles, this early 986 includes service records, the factory manuals, a clean Carfax report, and a clear Oregon title.
Arctic Silver Metallic (L92U) paint is shown from a number of angles in the gallery along with close-up images of the lenses and trim. No accidents are listed on the included Carfax report.
Boxster Red (MA) optional leather seats are complemented by a matching dash, carpets, and door panels. A factory Becker CR-210 cassette stereo and Becker Porsche CDC-3 6-disc CD changer are retained and the original 4-spoke steering wheel is installed.
The original 2.5L flat-six, factory rated at 201 HP, sends power to the rear wheels through the original 5-speed manual transmission. It’s worth noting that the 1997 through 1999 engines had a tough dual-row IMS bearing. The following service was completed in within the last 1100 miles and included the following:
*oil and filter change
*brake fluid flush
*drain and fill coolant
A clear title, original maintenance book, original owner’s manual, dealer directory and extra file of service records. The documented service history spans from 1998 through 2019. The Carfax report lists no issues and shows four owners in Pennsylvania followed by it’s most recent owner in Oregon.
The lengthy options code sticker decodes as follows:
CO2 – Catalytic converter
XLA – Polished stainless steel exhaust end
XMY – Arctic Silver painted roll-over bar
XRA – 17″ SportClassic wheels, front 7″ with 205/50 tires, rear 8.5″ with 255/40 tires
X70 – Stainless steel door entry guards with Boxster logo
X71 – Alu-look instrument dials
X97 – Aluminum/leather shift knob
X98 – Aluminum/leather parking brake handle
232 – Internal production code related to tyres
454 – Automatic Speed Control
490 – Sound system (6 speakers)
535 – Alarm 315 MHz
550 – Hardtop
551 – Wind Deflector
582 – Leather storage pocket on engine cover
659 – On-board Computer
692 – 6-disc CD changer Becker Porsche CDC-3
981 – Leather dashboard and door panels
983 – Leather seats
More than 80 detailed photos are provided in the gallery, and a walkaround video is shown below.