Porsche S986 – A Modern Classic?

Author: Jason / Date: August 10, 2022 / Tags: Boxster

Porsche S986 - A Modern Classic?

(RareCarMarket.com) – Porsche was struggling in the late 1990s. It almost went under thanks to low sales, but newly installed CEO Wendelin Wiedeking found a solution — the Porsche Boxster (type 986) entered the market to save the company. 

Manufacturing of the Porsche Boxster (type 986) began in 1997. The first series had a 2.5-liter engine with a change to a 2.7-liter in 1999 and an option for a 3.2-liter. The 2.7-liter option quickly became known as the best pick of the three because it offered a good response and smooth performance, making the 986 an excellent everyday car. 

The company produced its successor, the Porsche Boxster S (type 986), from 1999 to 2004. A powerful 3.2-liter engine powered the Boxster S (type 986) with an initial output of 252 horsepower, but the company boosted it to 260 horsepower in 2003 and 2004 models. Porsche redesigned the series’ convertible top in 2003, giving it the sleek contour of the optional hardtop, complete with a more rounded look. 

If you’re in the market for a Boxster S (type 986), you’re in luck. They’re one of the most affordable options from the automaker. It’s a sturdy little car with quick acceleration and honed precision handling. Plus, it shares a lot of parts with the Porsche 911, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding replacements when you need them. 

This car has few negatives. Convertible models are prone to leaking, but the problem is common to the body type across brands. Also, the two-seater Boxster is quite small without much cargo room, but it’s not quite small. With only two seats and hardly any cargo room, it really isn’t a vehicle you can carry the family in. But, again, you know this fact going in, so it won’t be a huge deal for most people. 

The quick little Boxster S (type 986) helped Porsche emerge from a bad time. With its snappy looks and exceptional mechanics, you may want to add this affordable classic to your collection. 

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