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Hatzenbach
Hatzenbach New Reader
3/25/10 10:47 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson wrote:
924guy wrote: ran across this on cl, seems a decent price for a boxter hardtop (not the car, just the hard top) for those of you looking to enter the boxter zone... no affiliation. http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/cto/1613897637.html
Hey, who said Porsche's were expensive, that's 1/2 the price of a miata hard top.

This hardtop is for a 911, the used Boxster hard tops are usually around $1,000 (don't ask me why they are twice as expensive as the ones for the 911 - beats me)

Hatzenbach
Hatzenbach New Reader
3/25/10 10:49 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: Boxster is definatly one of those cars I want. Wonder how cheap they are with a blown engine?

A "Boxster Roller" can usually be had between $3k and $5k. Just scan the two best Boxster forums www.babblers.com and www.986forum.com and from time to time there will be someone posting who has a blown engine and gets shocked by the price for a replacement engine ($12k) plus labor (another $3 ~ $4k) and is willing to sell the car "as is"

boxsterbuddy
boxsterbuddy New Reader
4/15/10 2:21 p.m.

Car at San Diego National Tour Event. Its debut at serious AX's.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Marketing / Club Coordinator
4/15/10 4:04 p.m.

With a pretty solid finish, too! .7 out of first place at a tour event is very impressive.

F Prepared Drivers: 6 Trophies: 2
T 1 93 Aaron Goldsmith 1998 BMW 3 Series Org ~90.079
T 2 7 Evan Fullerton 1999 Porsche Boxster Bl ~90.786 (0.707)

boxsterbuddy
boxsterbuddy New Reader
4/15/10 5:04 p.m.

In reply to Tom Heath:

Yes Evan is very talented driver and it was his first SCCA event and he hadnt ever driven the Boxster until test and tune the day before. He had a fast run going sunday but spun approaching the line. Here is his incar video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9cdBiIzFCU&feature=player_embedded

Given the car isnt fully developed yet I think it has tons of potential. We weighed in around 2180 lbs and with a 2480 cc motor our minimum weight is 1900 lbs. I'm looking for fiberglass for the doors and fenders now! Motor is still stock as well. We think with 250 lbs less and maybe 30 more HP it will be a very fast FP car. I'm going to be busy preparing the car the next few months!

Our biggest hurdle is we are a couple of SCCA rookies and learning how to drive and compete at a national level. Its a lot is harder than I expected.

boxsterbuddy
boxsterbuddy New Reader
7/19/10 6:13 p.m.

Some updates on the car. Its torn down and we are going after more weight - we think this round it will go under 2000 lbs.

Here are some pictures on latest efforts on the car.

http://www.babblers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11969

conedodger
conedodger New Reader
7/19/19 3:35 p.m.

http://www.gt-racing.com/porsche-986-987-boxster-parts/

 

here’s your fiberglass source...

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/19/19 3:38 p.m.

In reply to conedodger :

Couldn’t wait another 2 hrs 38 minutes to reply?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/19/19 3:47 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

In reply to conedodger :

Couldn’t wait another 2 hrs 38 minutes to reply?

Dang, yeah, that would have been cool. 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
7/19/19 3:49 p.m.

LOL.  Holy shmoly zombie thread revival.

conedodger
conedodger New Reader
7/19/19 3:53 p.m.

Sorry. It’s on the welcome page for me under Featured Conversations.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/19/19 6:02 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

In reply to conedodger :

Couldn’t wait another 2 hrs 38 minutes to reply?

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
7/21/19 7:49 p.m.

It was still a nice read.  As a guy that bought a 2000 S this past year, I can attest to the performance bargain sentiment.

I wish it had a bit more power but it really has that better than a Miata feel in a lot of ways.  It’s also too forgiving of hamfisted driving.  I tried to make it misbehave at autoX school and it will not.  It’s also sounds lovely top down rowing through the gears.  I bet an ND is just as satisfying or moreso, but it’s slower and still more expensive.  

I’m seriously debating going all in on this car as an autoX HPDE toy and make it look great too.

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
7/21/19 10:40 p.m.
conedodger said:

http://www.gt-racing.com/porsche-986-987-boxster-parts/

 

here’s your fiberglass source...

Ah, fiberglass for carbon-fiber prices... Once a Porsche, always a Porsche.

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