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Autotrader Find: 1998 Porsche Boxster Race Car

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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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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5 COMMENTS

  1. A peek at the Spec Boxter market suggest this car is overpriced by about 20k.  If it really is a top-shelf build, there is probably 40k into the car, which being worth about half of that on the market would be about right for a production based racecar.

  2. Unrelated: How can I sign up for the newsletter? I know it exists because i ignored the pop up the first time, expecting to see it again. 

  3. Is there a character limit in Autotrader description boxes that necessitates the word-vomit that happened in this article’s vehicle’s listing?

  4. As a bonus, it was owned by ELVIS*!!!

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    *Elvis Stojko, the Canadian figure skater.  But still, an Elvis.
  5. 40k for a 20 year old Boxster? Even with alll the racing “blah blah blah” it still seems too steep. But each sticker adds 25hp, right? 

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