Basic Fun: 1999 Porsche Boxster

The 986 generation Porsche Boxster was released in 1997 as a low end offering to fill the gap left by the obsolescence of Porsche 968 (the last of the 924/944/928/968 cars) and it was immediately in the crosshairs. Could this mid-engine roadster upstage the unflappable Porsche 911? Would Porsche let it have the power that it never gave to the 914 and have something with its engine ahead of the rear axle that could dethrone the mighty rear engine 911? The answer is, of course, no Porsche never gave the Boxster power or tires to beat the 911 around a racetrack, but the handling and feel of the Boxster is something magical and this next example might be the basic 2.5 liter 201 horsepower version, but it has only 25k miles on the odo and is offered for pennies on the dollar. Find this 1999 Porsche Boxster offered for $10,000 in New Canaan, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

VIN: WPOCA298XXU627807

condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 24679
paint color: red
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
1999 Porsche Boxster, 2DR Convertible, RWD, 5 Speed manual, Power Top and additional Hard top. Very low millage and excellent conditions inside and outside

See a better way to drive a Boxster (why does it have the Boxster S logo!!!?)