911 (type 996) and Boxster (type 986):
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More than 70 % of all Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road and therefore play a defining role in shaping the appearance and fascination of the brand. To ensure that this remains so well into the future, a new chapter of life is now starting for two Porsche models: since January 2014, the 911 (type 996) and the Boxster (type 986) have been part of the Porsche Classic family.
For the youngest generation of the family, this means that they are slowly but surely on their way from being a reliable, exclusive everyday car to a valuable collector's item. The first water-cooled 911 model and the mid-engine roadster will be accompanied and supported on this path by Porsche Classic. Without customers noticing any change to the usual service for their reliable vehicle, the experts at Porsche Classic will ensure the availability of genuine spare parts, preserve the original tools and also make sure that the know-how relating to the vehicles remains in the company. In this way, Porsche Classic provides an essential foundation for the long service life of older models and also contributes to the retention and increase in value of these vehicles. Around 52,000 Porsche Classic genuine spare parts are currently available in Porsche Centres worldwide in order to keep the enthusiasm for Porsche alive and tangible in older models. All series production models ever built whose end of production lies at least ten years in the past are supported with a high level of commitment by Porsche Classic.
This group of vehicles now includes the 911 (type 996) and the Boxster (type 986). Both are by no means vintage cars, but they are young "classic vehicles" that have already written company history. The Boxster was originally conceived as the Porsche entry-level model for younger customers. The current Boxster generation still performs this role outstandingly well thanks to its exclusive "go-kart feeling”. The 911 (type 996) meant the beginning of a new era for the company. As the first water-cooled 911 model, it represented the start of a completely new engine generation. With more than twenty model variants for the first time, it set a new benchmark for Porsche model policy. Both models became the achievers par excellence. A total of 175,262 911 cars were produced between 1998 and 2005, while 164,874 Boxster vehicles left the production line between 1997 and 2004. That is reason enough to ensure that these two Porsche models remain on our roads for a very long time to come.
The Porsche Boxster, Type 986:
Production period: 1997 – 2004
Number of examples produced: 164,874
Available part numbers: 8,400
A new performance and safety standard in the market segment of open-top sports cars sets the current Porsche Boxster since September 1996. The roadster combines the dynamic driving qualities of a sports car with unrestricted suitability for everyday use.
A novel top kinematics enables unmatched fast opening and closing of the electrically operated soft top in just 12 seconds.
The Boxster is distinguished from his fiercest competitors with its mid-engine concept with typical Porsche six-cylinder boxer engine.
The Porsche 911, Type 996:
Production period: 1998 – 2005
Number of examples produced: 175,262
Available part numbers: 13,500
1997 Porsche presents a completely new 911. The size of the body increased and is classic in style, the chassis was further improved. In addition, the model has a more powerful version of the new water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine.
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