We all have dream cars. For some this would be a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, a McLaren P1, a Nissan GT-R, a Ferrari 250 GTO or a Corvette ZR1. Dream cars come in new and old packages and tend to be expensive.
Thankfully because of depreciation some dreams cars become within reach of average folks on the used market. Cars like the Porsche 911 and Corvette have become quite affordable for certain years and models. One of the most attainable dream cars currently is the 986 Porsche Boxster.
An early Boxster is certainly attainable. You can currently purchase a 1997 – 1999 example for less than $10,000 with higher mileage running examples costing as little as $5,000. You can even get a good early Boxster S model, with 50 more horses and suspension upgrades for about $12,000.
The early Porsche Boxster shares 40 percent of its parts with the 996 generation 911. It may have about 100 horsepower less, but in most situations on the road it still provides plenty of punch.
The Boxster is fairly lightweight, with early manual examples weighing just 2,775 lbs. The early 996 comes in at about 200 lbs. more. Thanks to this, on the road at legal (or near legal) speeds, it offers an enjoyable driving experience and allows you to use all of its power.
This video features David talking about why the 986 Porsche Boxster is his dream car. It gives the story about why he wanted the car when new and how years later it ended up in his garage.
Check out the video and then scroll down to the comments and let us know both your money is no object dream car and your attainable dream car.