Posted for example only (No, it’s not for sale!) is the Guys With Rides Team’s beloved 1998 Zenith Blue Metallic over Metropol Blue Porsche Boxster. We’re posting this as an example for two reasons. First, if you’re considering offering your collectible car for sale online, use this as a guide to know all of the pictures you should take to get potential buyers interested in your vehicle. Second, if you feel you’re not up to the task of taking similar quality pictures, feel free to contact us at [email protected] to learn how we might be able to help.
We purchased our Boxster with 70,070 miles from the second owner who only put 40 miles on the car. The first owner logged all of the other miles on it and more importantly, had all service and maintenance performed since new at Philadelphia-area Porsche dealerships. In our four years of ownership we’ve logged 30K weekend and Porsche Club of America Event trips.
The current agreed-value insurance policy on this example is $12,500 which according to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool is halfway between the #2 “Excellent” and #3 “Good” value levels.
Overall, the exterior paint is in very good condition with only the front bumper receiving a repaint three years ago to correct twenty years of accumulated stone chips.
The only visible defect in the original paint currently is a paint patch on the driver’s side front fender that resulted from trying to address a defect under the original clear coat.
The Metropol Blue leather interior is in excellent condition with only minor creasing on the seat bolsters from regular weekend use. While we currently have a contemporary blue tooth capable receiver installed, we regular change it out for the original CD player when preparing for Concours events.
The original carpets are in like new condition with no stains or fading.
The Boxster’s mid-engine design provides excellent storage both front and rear. The two pictures below illustrate the like-new condition on this example. The middle picture provides a snapshot of the original options label.
We replaced the original Metropol Blue convertible top with a correct OEM replacement with a proper plastic window two years ago. In addition to the static pictures, the following video shows the correct up and down operation of the top.
The 16″ five-spoke wheels that came standard are a rare sight as most owners upgrade to a larger size. There are only slight blemishes on each wheel that have been properly addressed. Each wheel features one locking nut with the original key kept in the Boxster’s Tool Kit.
The picture below provides a glimpse into the often hidden engine bay that we keep detailed as a tie-breaker when entered into Concour events. The 30 second video below that provides a sample cold start-up after sitting idle for two days:
The next set of pictures provides undercarriage shots of each suspension corner as well as the main underbody. At the 100K mile mark over this past winter, we completely replaced all of the suspension components at a cost of $5,000 except for the original coil springs. The result is a car that steers, handles, soaks up bumps exactly like it did when it left Stuggart in November of 1998. Garaged its entire life and stored winters, our Boxster has zero signs of any rust.
Lastly, the following clip provides a point of view (“POV”) of running our Boxster through the gears along one of the many great roads of Hunterdon County, New Jersey:
Hopefully, this post provides a complete example of our combined photography and videography skills. Drop us a line at [email protected] if you’re interested in having us photograph and post your collectible car for sale on the Guys With Rides Reserved parking page!