Evaluation: Number 758 of 1960 built. Represented with $6500 in options and $8000 in recent service. Showing 47,641 miles. This one has been enjoyed, actually. There are rock chips all over the front, the wheels and brakes are very dirty, and the rear fender stone guards are dull. The leather shows mild wrinkling but no dirt or excessive wear, and the combo of rear leather and silver accents is lovely.
Bottom Line: Built as an homage to the Type 18 that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960 and for driver Hans Herrmann’s 80th birthday, the Boxster RS60 Spyder came with different front and rear bumpers, stainless steel door sills, black trim around the windshield, wheel spacers, and better interior appointments. It offered real performance upgrades, too, with 8 more hp than the already potent Boxster S. And, by the standards of second gen (Type 987) Boxsters at least, it’s pretty sharp looking. Few were impressed with it at this auction, however, and it went for under its estimate. Indeed, it’s a head-scratcher. Barely 30 grand for a reasonably clean, limited-production, 300-hp Porsche Spyder? One of the few great values in P-car world.