Porsche 911/993/996/Boxster 1988-2008: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Porsche 911/993/996/Boxster 1988-2008 market review

‘The Porsche you have when you can’t afford a Porsche’ is an unkind assessment of the competent Boxster but pretty accurate.

High-kilometre examples of the mid-engined 986 can be found below $10,000, with excellent 3.2-litre cars making $25,000.

Those numbers are in complete contrast to the money being asked and paid for 1990s Carreras, Turbos and GT3s. The latter are close already to recouping their original asking prices, as are early-1990s 964 models and 993 (AWD) Turbos.

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The cheapest Porsches from this era are late-1990s 911s with mechanically suspect 3.4-litre engines. However, a 911 that is running a rebuilt engine, that comes with an independent mechanical check and is selling at $50K must surely represent value.

993 Carrera 1990-97 $117,820 [22] 

996 3.4 1998-01 $50,290 [44]

Carrera 4 $133,755 [8] 

911 Turbo 1988-97 $255,070 [11]

Carrera GT3 $237,945 [7] 

Boxster 1997-02 $20,490 [22]

Boxster 2003-06 $28,560 [11]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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