If you don't currently own a Porsche Boxster, you probably wouldn't mind having one in the garage. Seventeen-year-old Steven Ortiz turned wishes and hopes into hard work and determination to finally land a shiny silver 2000 Boxster, but he didn't tap into a trust fund or bust open a few piggy banks to meet his goal. All he used was an old cell phone, Craigslist and a lot of time.
Ortiz bartered that phone for an iPod, then traded the iPod for a dirt bike and from the dirt bike came a series of cars, an SUV and finally one mighty attractive drop-top with an engine in the boot. The man just got his license and he's already rocking a Porsche... what a country.
The local ABC affiliate in Glendora, California interviewed Ortiz, and from the limited shots of the car, the man's Boxster looks far better than even the smartest of smart phones. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself, and if you're thinking of asking Ortiz to swap some old junk for an Italian exotic, his friends already beat you to it. It's apparently harder to do than it sounds.
[Source: ABC News]