Zeintop + Early Boxster = Budget Cayman

I had never heard of this hardtop option before, but check out this really cool aftermarket option from Zeintec. It’s called the Zeintop and by removing a couple panels from your early first generation Boxster, it fits in place like a hard top but also incorporates a hatchback design that utilizes the stock trunk area. The result is remarkably similar in design and look of the much newer Porsche Cayman.

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And according to this thread on Pelican Parts, there is a promotion offer right now that prices the top at around $3k! Mix in a low miles, second hand Boxster like this one, and viola, a budget Cayman for around $20k:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist posting in San Francisco:

1998 Porsche Boxster-17,500mi-Original Owner-Very Clean – $15500 (saratoga)

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This white, 1998 Porsche Boxster is offered with less than 17,500 miles. I’m the original Owner of this beauty and kept the Boxster in the garage. It is an instant classic. Its extremely clean. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of your new Boxster.

As most readers have noticed, I’m watching used Boxsters and this sure looks like a really interesting option!

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The Kind of Ad That Talks You Into Buying: 2001 Porsche Boxster

I’ve been contemplating a Boxster again, especially with the panic sales popping up left and right. But then an example like this comes along, and I’m really inspired. The kind of complete listing that convinces you this one has had the extra attention. A description that is obviously enthusiast written. Pictures that are good but not overdone. And the car is flawlessly detailed.

This is the quality of car I want for my next purchase. Dear Santa…

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GermanCarsForSaleBlog and RareSportBikesForSale Weekly Summary

Another great week as we get deeper into fall and more examples come up for sale at the end of the season. And as the popularity of these two blogs increases, more and more enthusiasts are finding their way to these blogs on a regular basis and the conversations have been great. Many great comments are coming on posts about model history, previous ownership, and value discussions.

Thanks to all those who have been leaving comments with suggestions and insight for other readers!

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