This isn’t your usual Porsche Boxster. Listed for sale here at Avant-Garde Collection in Portland, Oregon, is a 1998 Porsche Boxster that still looks somewhat like a regular ol’ 1998 Porsche Boxster, unless you start poking around inside. Then it all becomes clear: This is a race car.
Yes, that’s right — this is a 1998 Porsche Boxster race car, and it’s for sale on Autotrader. Offered for $39,900 with more than 60 surprisingly excellent photos, this Boxster certainly looks the race-car part on the outside, with some numbers on the doors, and a tow hook in the bumper, and a roll cage, and a lowered suspension, and a few extra decals. But inside is where it really becomes obvious: This is a race car.
That’s because the entire interior’s been stripped of virtually everything save for the dashboard, the center control stack, a gear lever and a racing seat. Basically everything else you’d ever associate with a Boxster is gone, including the floor mats, and any leather, and the center console, and blah blah blah. It’s all been removed to save weight.
Of course, if you’re actually interested in buying a race car, discussing the removal of "blah blah blah" isn’t especially useful to figuring out what’s been done to it. Fortunately, this listing has a truly impressive explanation of all the modifications, which includes remarks like "Dzus fasteners," and "ESS 2.3 3 nozzle fire system" and various other things that us nonrace people don’t really understand.
Nonetheless, if you do understand it, I’m sure this car is very exciting, and it seems like a lovely break from the usual Boxsters you find for sale, with leather upholstery, and deviated stitching, and a "blah blah blah" of a different kind. Find a 1998 Porsche Boxster for sale
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.
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