Keith’s Blog: This is NOT About Arizona

In fact, I managed to get through the day without once unlimbering the Superwinch – to my dismay, I admit.

Sunday, Alex helped me put away the Christmas decorations and asked if, as a reward, we could take out the Lotus Elise and bomb around on some of Oregon’s excellent two-laners along the Barlow Trail. “Of course,” I said – and if the track-sized battery in the Lotus hadn’t died (maybe I should have plugged in the battery charger after all), we would have. Instead, the 2000 Boxster S was pressed into duty.

I’ve been thinking of selling the Boxster and perhaps getting another SC, simply because I miss the vintage, visceral experience the SC offers. But Alex picked a twisty route, the sunny 40-degree weather was a delight with the top down, windows up and seat heaters on. It was comfy, warm and made all the right sounds above 4,000 rpm.


So let me ask you for your advice. Keep the Boxster S (worth $14,000, I figure), or sell it and buy an SC (probably $16,000 for a coupe you would want to own)? I’ll look for your comments below.



Keith Martin

Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world. He is the founder and publisher of the monthly Sports Car Market, now in its 33rd year. Keith has written for the New York Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Road & Track and other publications, is an emcee for numerous concours, and had his own show, “What’s My Car Worth,” shown on Velocity. He has received many honors, including the Lee Iacocca Award, the Edward Herrman Award, was inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame and more. He is on the boards of directors of The LeMay Museum and Oregon Ballet Theater, and was formerly the chair of the board of the Meguiar's Award.

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