2016 Boxster Spyder 6-Speed

A new low for one of Porsche's best

With the 987 Boxster Spyder achieving cult status among Porschephiles, Porsche needed to up their game for the next generation and delivered with the 981, fitting a modified 3.8-liter engine from the 997.2 midship along with a sportier suspension, weight savings, and incredible good looks harking back to the Speedsters and Spyders of the fifties and sixties.

This 2016 Boxster Spyder 6-speed is finished in Guards Red with a Black soft top, a Black leather & Alcantara interior, and sports 53,600 miles on the odometer. Factory options include Red Deviated Stitching, PDLS+, Wheels Painted in Satin Black, and plenty of Carbon Fiber in the interior. Not from the factory is a custom ECU tune, Soul Performance long tube headers with sport cats and mufflers, IPD intake plenum, and custom air box.

On the outside, the seller notes a few chips and dings on the driver’s door frame and some condensation on the passenger-side front side light. The inside shows some creases and wear on the driver’s seat along with a broken hinge on the driver’s door storage compartment and a detached roof mechanism retaining rod. Mechanically, it has been well maintained with service receipts from the seller’s stewardship and previous service history on the clean and clear CarFax report.

Over the last twelve months, the 981 Boxster Spyder market has remained fairly steady at an average sales price of $94,000 with a high of $120,000 for PTS Mexico Blue example with only 3,000 miles and a low of $85,600 for an 8,000-mile example sold in March of last year.

Our Spotlight car set a new twelve-month low at a final bid of $70,500. With 53,600 miles, it was the highest mileage example we’ve seen during this period by far, so I expected this one to be on the lower end. But the small nicks, interior wear, and broken components played their part in pushing this one down a bit further A fair deal here for what it was, as nothing mentioned above can’t be addressed. But I think the buyer made out as they got a ton of car for the money.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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