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kas750
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:50 am    Post subject: My 1998 Boxster 2.5 project begins... Reply with quote

I have been looking for a Boxster for a while and having owned a 986 when they were launched I was looking forward to owning one again.I always remember that although the 2.5 engine was not blisteringly fast it was very eager to rev and was satisfying to drive.

I went to look at a couple of cars with 130k plus miles on the clock which although they were still running ok they had very worn interiors and sketchy service histories.

I then spotted a 1998 2.5 Tiptronic car that was local to me that had been owned by the same person for 6 years.Although it had been listed as a cat d in 2005 due to the renewal of the o/s rear quarter panel it had a full and comprehensive service history with a documented 84,000 miles and just 4 owners from new.A deal was done and here it is!

Mechanically the car is very good but the paintwork does need some remedial work due to the lacquer peeling on some of the panels.It needs a service and a general tidy up but it is essentially a good car from what I can see.

My driving impressions of the tiptronic box are very favourable.
In fact having initially driven this car early on in my search a tiptronic became my preference due to it's easy going nature and the way it is willing to waft around but with the ability to respond suprising quickly to a change in driving style.

I must say I am absolutely thrilled with it and it does bring back very good memories from when we owned one back in the nineties.


























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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop Corn Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Thumb
£1500 is an absolute steel...
I'll be watching Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will be watching this, l am sure there are a lot of us now thinking of looking for a cheap Boxster thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Well done kas!

Looks like you got an awful lot of car for the money there!

I presume with the tip option and buying a cat D this must be to use as a daily driver?

For its age it looks in good condition although I'm not sure if I can see the differing shades of guards red on the rear quarters, especially on the spoiler which is a little out of line?

Regardless, this is very easy to sort out as you know!

I'm thrilled for you dude, yet again providing me with more inspiration Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Wow! Well done kas!

Looks like you got an awful lot of car for the money there!

I presume with the tip option and buying a cat D this must be to use as a daily driver?

For its age it looks in good condition although I'm not sure if I can see the differing shades of guards red on the rear quarters, especially on the spoiler which is a little out of line?

Regardless, this is very easy to sort out as you know!

I'm thrilled for you dude, yet again providing me with more inspiration Thumb


Yes it can only ever be a daily but for anybody that owns a 996 or 997 it is surprisingly familiar to drive.

The colour was a big plus as I will probably do the paintwork myself and being a solid colour makes it more straightforward.The panels are actually ok really and for the money I can't believe I got a running Boxster with 12 months mot.It's all for a laugh really.I now own a front engine,mid engine and rear engine Porsche.So I have the bases covered now.

Life's too short to just talk about doing things. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks an absolute cracker for the money ! looking forward to the project. Pop Corn
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The owner kindly passed on a couple of spare rear light clusters that had been given to him. Thumb




But worryingly also passed on these manifold gaskets. what

Oh well..all part of the fun. thumbsup




In between rain showers I gave the car a preliminary clean inside and its starting to look ok.






 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a bargain. The show begins... Pop Corn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car. well done Kas.
I've just bought one too, also a Tip so I'll be enjoying this thread. I wanted a manual ideally but the box is so quick and responsive it's a lot of fun.
I've never had a Boxster before and I wish I'd bought one 10 years ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best mod I've done to my 97 2.5 was to fit the later type hood and frame with the glass rear screen , no worries about cracking plastic and also has a rear glass heater, bought the whole thing of eBay inc, the two drive gear boxes for £500, no doubt it would be several thousands new, took few days to fit mind.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed Ms. Burrows has done some of the 'looking after' - that's a bonus Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Just noticed Ms. Burrows has done some of the 'looking after' - that's a bonus Thumb


Indeed!..It's picked up a couple of "advisories" along the way from her Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Utter bargain.

Look forward to the updates. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a quick skim and cannot find anything near that price ..
As mentioned before, absolute bargain!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I did some more work on the paintwork and most of it will probably be restorable to a reasonable standard apart from the o/s rear quarter panel which had quite a bad paint reaction..

Anyway I got a little more involved than I had planned to at this stage.

Mr. Green

 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't mess about.

I've just bought a storage unit which fits under the stereo and replaces the CD holder as there aren't many cubby holes in the Boxster.

You may be interested in doing the same - unless you've got one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181839158984
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimbo wrote:
You don't mess about.

I've just bought a storage unit which fits under the stereo and replaces the CD holder as there aren't many cubby holes in the Boxster.

You may be interested in doing the same - unless you've got one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181839158984


My car has the console delete ( like a GT3 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy ) which is a revelation with the extra leg room it gives. Thumb

I have been looking at this though which may be of interest to us Tip owners.

http://www.edition9.co.uk/4.html
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man I love that but ...

£400

to fit two paddles to an existing wheel?


Talk me into it.



Console Delete? Where do you put your stuff?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimbo wrote:
Console Delete? Where do you put your stuff?


Don't tell all the 911 owners, but Porsche gave you a spare boot behind the engine thumbsup
 
  
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