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.
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
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
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
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.