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1997 Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster was first put into production as the first-generation 986. Its styling was influenced by the 1992 Boxster concept. It offered a smooth ride and superb handling from its horizontally opposed, overhead cam six-cylinder air-cooled engine displacing 151 cubic-inches. In comparison, the engine in the 911 had a 291.7 cubic-inch displacement. The Boxster produced 201 horsepower while the 911 produced 282 hp. The mid-engine, rear-drive Boxster had a five-speed manual gearbox or an options five-speed automatic. Disc brakes could be found in both the front and the back. A cabriolet was the only bodystyle offered, and had a base price of $40,000.

The second generation of the Boxster and Cayman arrived in late 2005. The third generation was launched in 2012 followed by the fourth generation in 2016.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019

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The Porsche Boxster was introduced near the close of 1996 and is one of the companies smallest and least expensive vehicles offered for sale. Though this may be true, the mid-engined roadster is still a Porsche with superior performance, power, and styling. Internally, the Boxster is known as the 986987, a naming scheme that Porsche has used since its existence. The name Boxster is a combination....
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1997 Vehicle Profiles

1997 Porsche Boxster vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: WP0CA2983VS622618

This coachbuilt Porsche Boxster was created by Mark Schlachter, of Metalkraft Coachwerkes in Cincinnati, Ohio as an homage to James Dean's 550 Spyder. Modifications included custom-fabricated metal fenders which house modified Mercedes-Benz E Class h....[continue reading]

Cabriolet
Chassis #: WP0CA2983VS622618 


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Porsche Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
4,733
November 2019
6,326
October 2019
5,447
September 2019
5,213
August 2019
4,636
July 2019
4,956
June 2019
5,205
May 2019
5,010
April 2019
5,018
March 2019
4,779
February 2019
4,826
January 2019
5,419
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1997 Boxster
$40,000-$890,000
1997 Porsche Boxster Base Price : $40,000

$63,755 - $150,050

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Porsche
2002Buick (350,602)Porsche (55,050)55,050
2001Jeep (455,417)Ferrari (792)
2000Ford (965,029)Pontiac (573,805)Chevrolet (547,294)
1999Ford (918,040)Honda (733,878)Chevrolet (609,100)
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)

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