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Porsche Convertible Top 1997-2002 Boxster Acoustic A5 Canvas Black
Porsche Boxster German A5 Convertible Top & Window | Black


Material: Haartz German A5B/DS Acoustic
Window: Heated Glass
Color: Black

Price: $634.00
Sale Price: $549.00
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Item ID: 10-07-BOX-030

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Porshe Black 1997-2002 Boxster Convertible Top

Fits all models between 1997 & 2002


Our 1997-2002 Porsche Boxster convertible tops are manufactured in the USA using the original patterns and specifications. This convertible top is made with an upgraded German A5B/DS Acoustic cloth topping material and includes a new heated glass window and electrical wiring harness.

Boxster Convertible Top


New DOT rated glass window is securely bonded into the rear window section. From the exterior, the edge around the window has a clean, finished appearance with no piping needed to hide stitching, gluing or imperfections that may arise from other bonding methods. The fabric has been carefully notched by a computer controlled cutter around the radius to ensure proper adhesion around the entire perimeter to eliminate potential leaking. The technology is unique and protected by worldwide patents and we guarantee the bond to the original purchaser for the life of the vehicle.

Boxster Glass Window


Manufactured using premium Haartz German Sonnenland A5B/DS, a superior quality topping with dobby backing. The topping material is an acoustically enhanced three-ply composite made of acrylic twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer, and a polyester lining fabric. It provides up to 3dB (a significant) reduction to noise levels.

The German A5B/DS is an incredible new technology that effectively seals out road noise. These Tops have been time-tested in hundreds of installations, which is why we feel comfortable providing a 100% guarantee that you will not have any problems with the fit.

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  • First quality German A5B/DS Cloth / Canvas with a dobby weave lining
  • Provide up to 3dB (a significant) noise reduction from standard Sonnendeck
  • Precision cut with Gerber automated computer guided cutting equipment
  • The entire top is cut from the same bolt of cloth for consistent color & pattern
  • Stitched with matching colors using the finest bonded polyester threads
  • DOT approved heated glass window with embedded defroster wiring
  • Includes the wiring harness to connect the defroster window to electrical system
  • Includes new steel side hold down cables already securely installed on this top
  • Deck seams are blind stitched and PFAFF heat-sealed from the inside as original
  • Factory-style retainer attachments are sewn-in for an easy & accurate installation

How Does A Glass Window Fit into the Boot?

1997-2002 Porsche Boxster convertible tops were offered with plastic rear windows. You can purchase a replacement top with either an original style plastic window or a glass window similar to the 2003 and newer Boxster. The Boxster glass window is a DOT approved aftermarket window with the safety emblems and includes embedded defroster wiring and a wire harness kit to connect it to the vehicle's electrical system.

Like the newer Boxsters, the glass windows for the 1997-2002 Boxster are smaller than the plastic window. This is necessary since the larger plastic window folds when it is retracted into the top boot. And since a glass window does not fold it's size is 35.5" wide by 12'' tall to allow it to fit into the boot properly.

The trade-off is a slight loss in visibility because of the size and a big gain in clarity in your rear view mirror looking through glass compared to a plastic window that will discolor over time.

Porsche Boxster Wiring HarnessHow to Connect the Wiring Harness

When you purchase the glass window convertible top from us, you receive a new rear window defroster wiring harness.

For all Boxsters sold in the US, with heated, electric mirrors there is a connector behind the seat belt harness on the driver's side where you can plug in the wiring harness.

One side of the wiring harness plugs into the window connector. On the other side there are two defroster connectors. One side is for negative and the other side for positive.

Just plug the harness to the window and connector behind the seat belt for it to work. The glass window defroster will activate when you turn on your mirror defroster. Do not turn on the defroster when the top is down to avoid build up of heat in the top boot. Detailed instructions with pictures are provided in the included installation guide.

The Convertible Top comes ready to install. No sewing required.

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Porsche Boxster 1997-2002 Convertible Top & Window | Black

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
April 27, 2019
Reviewer: Gabriel Prieto from LAND O LAKES, FL United States  
Perfect quality

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Exact fit March 22, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Sapp from Chesapeake, VA United States  
recently purchased a Porsche Boxster 10-07-BOX-030 A5 Acoustic Black Canvas top from you. The top has been professionally installed by a local upholstery shop (Nick's Upholstery). The installer has stated that the top is not an exact fit which is causing it not to close completely without pulling on it to allow the locking mechanism to connect to the fastener. The top is stopping approximately 1 1/2'' short. Pulling the top to close it is causing the cover seal around the windows and the B-Pillar gaskets to misalign. The installer states that this is due to the tightness of the new fabric and that it will stretch out over time. I am concerned that this will have an affect on my convertible top motor which is straining to close the top completely. I also have extreme concerns of why the top appears to not be an exact fit.

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Excellent Craftsmanship March 5, 2019
Reviewer: Chad Snyder from CANTON, GA United States  
This top fits perfect and looks outstanding. I'm a DYIer and it took me most of the day to do this with some great online videos. The instruction that came with the top was not the best but reviewing a couple of online videos helped me complete the project. If you're a DYIer, the two top corners were the only tricky part for me.

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Great product and value December 19, 2018
Reviewer: Mark from Canaan, NY United States  
After doing a lot of research on the different products available to re-roof my Porsche 986 Boxster, I decided to go with Autotopsdirect.com. There are a lot of different top companies producing seemingly similar products, but most are much more expensive and not as highly reviewed. While doing some of this research, I came across a  pair of really good YouTube videos by Roaring Tiger Garage , about installing this exact product. The combination of the install instructions, that come with this top, and those videos, made this a fairly easy project. Most of what I read, said the job takes anywhere from 12-16 hours to complete. I finished it in 8.5.   It's December, and I just did the install. So I put a heater in my garage to let the top "settle" for a week.
The top looks great, and I love the glass window!  I only drove it a couple of miles after I did the install, but the car does seem quieter too.  

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Boxster black top with glass window November 1, 2018
Reviewer: mrporsha from Phoenix, AZ United States  
The top turned out really good my installer said it fit really nicely and was well made. I'm very happy with it it's good material and nice and thick and the window is really nice. I would recommend it

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