2002 Porsche Boxster Convertible
2002 Porsche Boxster Convertible
James Dean was an American actor, famous for movies such as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden". He was also one of the coolest people ever to walk on this planet, along with Steve McQueen. Just like McQueen, James Dean was into racing, and after filming "East of Eden", he bought a few cars, including a Triumph Tiger T110 and Porsche 356. But, Dean's life ended tragically on 30th September 1955, when he crashed his newly purchased Porsche 550 which he wanted to use in his upcoming races.
As a bit of a takeoff and tribute to James Dean's 550 Spyder, the Boxer was born in 1997 and now our hallowed halls are graced with the presence of one of those cars in the form of a 2nd generation Porsche Boxster from 2002. Low original miles, yellow paint, and a convertible, this little yellow ball of power and handling can get you into the German sports car game and lead you to near the top of the heap. A fun driver, and ready for the next owner's enjoyment. Auf Wiedersehen
From the outside, the 2002 Boxster features an apron with two air-intakes on the sides. It was considered that the centrally-mounted one was useless. Indeed, it was useless unless it looked good. But the manufacturer discovered that later. The small air-intakes on the rear fenders were considered enough for the new engine range. A big improvement was the introduction of a glass rear window instead of the plastic one and on this car it is inserted into a black canvas convertible in very nice condition. A rounded triangular shaped exhaust was placed in the middle of the rear apron which has a very bulbous appearance, along with rounded taillights that wrap to the rear quarters, and dual rubber bumper pads in the center flanking the plate mounting. Above is a sculpted spoiler and the car is bathed in Speed Yellow. A few scuffs are on the lower portion of the car possibly a losing encounter with a high curb.
With top down we can examine every spicy detail of the leather interior which is covered in menacing black. European high back buckets with their “thin” styling and integrated headrests flank a yellow painted fabricated in fiberglass center console. The dash is original and has a trio of overlapping gauges within an eyebrow overhang from the dash top to shade the instruments. In the central dash peppering of yellow is on either side of the central dash which contains a Kenwood aftermarket digital stereo, some cupholders, and a digital readout climate control panel just in front of the shift lever in the console. Black carpeting covers all the floors including the small rear stowage areas behind the buckets. In back is a dual paperclip styled roll bar which would come in handy on this soft top if you had a wheels up incident!
In the mid section towards the back of this car we see a 2.7 liter 6 cylinder engine. It is fitted with EFI and a 5-speed manual transmission. All is looking good under this rear hood.
Totally rust free due to the use of plenty of stamped steel floor pans and cast aluminum suspension parts. 4-wheel independent suspension along with 4-wheel disc brakes are seen in this clean and well preserved environment.
This car fires right up and on the test track it performed well…like a Porsche Boxster! It has wonderful neck snapping acceleration, rail like handling, bias free and short distance panic stopping, and all was working to greatness. I did notice the oil level gauge is faulty, giving me the low level but upon using the dip stick, it was verified the gauge is faulty.
Some minor improvements for the Boxster V 2.0 first year 2002, and this yellow zonker is ready to perform. I t sports low original mileage, has been well maintained, and is just a blast to drive. Turn the key and take it home…Schnell!
A-2.7L Boxer 6
9-Up To My2009
U-Uusikaupunki Valmet Assy Plant
620191-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.