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99 boxster wreck

hi everyone, i have a friend who wrecked his 1999 boxster (front and rear driver's side corner hit) and wants to sell the whole thing as a parts/wrecked car. it has less than 30k miles on the motor.

i'm curious if anyone can tell me what the market value is for a totalled boxster these days.

i'm a longtime and active 951 owner so i know a lot about the 951's but i'm not very familiar with the boxsters so i thought i'd post here.

many thanks!

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edit: update listed for sale BEST OFFER takes it;
http://seattle.craigslist.org/pts/142848153.html

here are two small photos. bigger/better/highres photos will be coming soon. also, let me know if you'd like specific photos. thanks!



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No idea what a parts car is worth, nor do I have anyplace to put it...

...but, I would love the climate control unit, possibly the stereo, and arctic silver hardtop if there happens to be one.

Also might be looking for a set of 16" wheels if they are cheap and didn't get mangled.

So if he decides to sell a few parts off of it let me know.
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he's not interested in parting out the car at this time. he's paying for secure indoor storage so he wants to sell the whole thing in one shot.
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Cool cool, I understand, much easier in one shot.

Just thought I'd try to vulture a couple things. Esp. the climate control, mine works fine, but the display is busted, so it's not high on my priority list.

Good luck with it.

It'd be interesting to see how much it goes for, so let us know if you can.
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EDIT: Sorry to hear about it.
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He might want to call up Porsche Parts Heaven. 800-7677250 They deal in salvaged Porsches. They may give him a few grand for it if it was whacked pretty hard...maybe alittle more if the damage is only cosmetic.. So you have any pics of it?
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just out of curiousity and possible interest, how much is he thinking about selling it for? $3,000? $5,000? $10,000? Right now I'm looking into a business plan for school for buying wrecked Porsches and parting them out and this is the first wrecked boxster for sale that I've come across.
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if you read my first post (and the reason for this thread), you will see that the very reason i started this thread is to try to determine the market value.
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if you read my first post (and the reason for this thread), you will see that the very reason i started this thread is to try to determine the market value.
...........only because you asked.

I'm sure anyone buying it will have to consider that the problem motors were 99 models built between late 98 and March of 99, the problem motors blow in the first 30-40k miles. The buyer will want dates/data I'm sure of it.

Someone recently posted an over 50,000 mile failure case.

We are talking slim odds of failure, don't want make more of this than it already is on the Internet.
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wow i didn't know that, thanks for the info. any particular reason why the motors blow?
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The way I understand it:

There were some problems with the castings of some of the blocks in that time range that weren't made to spec.

To be able to use them, they resleeved them, but either the fit wasn't quite right, or they weren't pinned, or some combination.

Either way, a sleeve can work free of the block and blow the thing up. Haven't heard about anyone knowing that their's was on its way out, just that it blew up one day.
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wow i didn't know that, thanks for the info. any particular reason why the motors blow?
As I understand it, very few of the motors will ever have a problem (most of them have already gone if they were ever were going to go), and the whole issue has been blown up a little via the Internet. However several board members have been stung - just search the topic to learn more.

The sleeve story was the one I first read about, but they only put the sleeve on if it did not pass.

Even a fewer number of engines went out the door sleeveless in which the special cylinder coating eventually failed as well.

As I understand it the coating process is well perfected - now. I've even read about a similar friction reducing coating/bonding system being used on an Ultralite motor overseas.
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Same thing will happen with just about any flaw I'd suppose.

How many people who's engines *didn't* blow up will seek out a web forum to ***** about it?
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I offered to sell mine. Cheap. No takers.


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Hey tool pants are those 17" TT's in the rear? I would be interested in those if they are...
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Only 2" but good rubber. No curb rash.

Motor and transmission are like new.

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Tool pants, I don't care about the rubber, in fact just the rims would be fine. Mine are possibly bent, I'm going to find out this morining before work. If you are interested in selling the rims only and know they are not bent, pm me with a price. I may opt to have my wheels repaired but it will depend on what you can sell these for.
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Tony, check that wheel on the top of the pic. It is definately flatspotted on the left side.. It looks like ToolPants wiped out and hit something.
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Could be.

I did not hit anything.

SUV ran over it.

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You can buy a good '99 for 20k and if this car is totalled, that means it costs more to fix than the car is worth so that would put the value at less than 10k and perhaps less than 5k. Any pictures? Does he have a repair estimate? If he does he could work backwards from that. If it does not need a hood, how much is a hood worth on ebay, and so on. Check Oklahoma Foreign or Parts Heaven.
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