Like its former owner, Country Music singer/songwriter Alan Jackson, this "gently used" ultra low mileage 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder is a bona fide superstar. Ben Boles who works at Damson Park Wholesale in Huntsville, Alabama, where the car is for sale, reports that the convertible is in like-new condition with only 1320 miles on the odometer.
"If there's ever been such a thing as a gently used car this is it," Boles says of the special edition Boxster. Jackson's Porsche has a long list of factory add-ons too including "Sport Tuned" exhaust, a $2500 option that Boles thinks is worth every dime. "The note that comes from the exhaust is as unique and distinct as any I've heard," he said.
Even without the celebrity owner, the Boxster Spyder has some impressive credentials. In most cases a convertible is actually heavier than the same model with a fixed roof but the Spyder is the lightest model sold by the famed German manufacturer. Numerous weight saving features like Carbon Fiber seat backs, aluminum doors, and lightweight wheels are fitted, along with a powerful engine that produces 320 horsepower. This historically proven combination of high power and low weight allows the car to post some superstar performance numbers. For example getting from zero to 60 miles per hour should only take around 4 seconds.
It's no guarantee that a "celebrity" car will be well maintained. But the dealership has evidence Jackson treats all his vehicles with care. According to Boles they previously sold an "immaculate" 1962 Chevrolet Impala that used to belong to the Grammy award winning artist.
"The attention to detail he puts in his music is obvious in his cars," Boles said.
That attention to detail has paid off for the Georgia native. Jackson can claim 26 number one hits and over 49 million records sold.
Boles says the low mileage of the car fits the image of what someone with Jackson's wealth can do.
"He has high-end tastes but seems to rotate cars a lot. People can appreciate that it fits the profile of someone who bought a toy and then moved on to the next one," he said.
Personally Boles notes that he is "absolutely" a fan of Jackson and that the dealership is delighted to have the car for sale.
"It's got 1,320 miles of superstar driven power. We are really proud to offer it," Boles said.