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31k-Mile 1997 Porsche Boxster Five-Speed

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  • Ended
    Wed, Oct 04, 2023
    7:30 pm UTC
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  • ViewsEye outline29,484
  • LocationPin outlineVero Beach, Florida
Mileage31,848 Miles
Engine2.5-Liter Flat-Six


Upon debut in the 1997 model year, the Boxster – Porsche’s first new model in close to 15 years – was an instant success not only for its nimble handling and 550 Spyder-inspired looks but its excellent build quality as well. The Boxster aped the 550’s engine arrangement as well opting for a mid-engine layout (the first mid-engined Porsche in 20 years), providing a low center of gravity as well as nearly perfect weight distribution.This design gave the Boxster its unique handling characteristics, commended for having uncanny precision, drawing anyone fortunate to sit in the driver’s seat in for a drive. A five-speed manual and MacPherson strut suspension make for a deeply satisfying driving experience. This first-generation Stuttgart-built “986” Boxster is the perfect introduction to any aspiring Porsche or sports car enthusiast, with a stylish, well-preserved Arctic Silver Metallic on Black combination and low CARFAX verified mileage this particular Boxster is an excellent candidate.


  • Showing only 31,848 miles at the time of cataloging 

  • Finished in its original Arctic Silver Metallic over a Black partial leather interior

  • Five-speed manual transmission

  • Optional (code 396) 17 inch 996 Carrera twist-spoke wheels: with Toyo tires date coded 12th week of 2020

  • Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report

  • Optioned new from the factory with:

    • 139 - Seat heating, left

    • 273 - Door mirrors electrically adjustable and heatable

    • 340 - Seat heating, right

    • 396 - 17" 996 Carrera-look twist-spoke wheels, front 7" with 205/50 tires, rear 8.5" with 255/40 tires

    • 441 - Radio preparation

    • 446 - Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest

    • 454 - Cruise control

    • 490 - Sound system (six speakers)

    • 535 - Alarm 315 MHz

    • 551 - Wind deflector

    • 582 - Storage pocket on engine cover

    • 688 - CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-210

  • Independent four-wheel MacPherson strut suspension w/aluminum alloy control arms

  • Four-wheel disc brakes with four-piston fixed light alloy calipers


  • Power black cloth convertible top with flexible rear window

  • Air conditioning

  • Fleece-lined front/rear luggage compartments

  • Backlit analog instrumentation including: speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, fuel/oil level/temp gauges

  • 120 amp alternator

  • Fixed rollover bar

  • Cruise control 

  • Automatically extending spoiler between the tail lights from a speed of 75 mph 

  • Brake calipers painted in black

  • Port fuel injection

  • Exterior mirrors in front of the side window 

Known Imperfections

  • Minor wheel scuffs

  • Airbag light that remains illuminated, possibly due to a faulty seat belt sensor

  • Light scratch on the passenger rear fender

  • Dent above the driver side scoop and a minor dent on the left front fender 

Included Items

  • Owner’s manuals

  • Two keys

  • Some service records

  • Toolkit

  • Jack 

  • Spare tire 

Ownership History

The included clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report indicates four previous owners with the car being sold originally in New York state. Records show subsequent ownership and services performed in Indiana before moving to Kentucky, North Carolina, and eventually Florida in May of 2023.

Additional Notes A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle. Contact: Hunter Harris Phone: 772.925.9304 email:

Sales Tax Notice to Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia Bidders:  Because this car is located in Florida, Hagerty Marketplace may be required to collect and remit Florida sales tax on your purchase, even if you plan to register it outside of Florida.  Unlike most other states, the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia may not provide a full credit against sales taxes paid to Florida.  For additional information, please consult this publication and your own tax advisor regarding sales taxes applicable to cars located in Florida that are sold to residents of another state.

Optional vehicle service contract available for $575. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.


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