Porsche Boxster Spyder
Do you recall when the 987 generation of the Porsche Boxster Spyder was released? The press went completely crazy for the lightweight version of the roadster.
The Spyder shaved its weight down to what the original 986 weighted. That’s about 200 pounds less than the 987 S model. It received a small power bump of 10 horsepower over the S. With just these small changes it is how they work together to offer an invigorating driving experience perfect for the track or a back road.
The more recent 981 Boxster Spyder features an easier to use roof and a more powerful engine sourced from the 911 Carrera S. However, the 987 generation Spyder proves that a lightweight car with decent power can provide plenty of fun.
The 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder has retained a good amount of its value. A used 987 Spyder will run you between $40,000 – $60,000 depending on conditions and mileage. For the same year Boxster S in similar condition you’ll pay about half that price.
When you figure that the 987 Boxster Spyder had an original starting MSRP of $62,750, you have a nearly ten year old car that has depreciated fairly slowly. This would appear to be a good sign of the Spyder’s ability to retain its value as a collector car in the future. There could still be some depreciation, but based on how slowly it has lowered in value, the window to get one at a reasonable price may not be too long.
The Porsche Boxster Spyder is one of the few non-911, non-Supercar Porsche models that can be considered a likely future blue chip collector car. Of course if this never happens at least you would still have a wonderful driving machine.
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