1992 Porsche 964 “America” Roadster

screenshot-2016-10-29-20-17-02Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

Porsche America Roadster 3,366 miles from new

In 1952 the fledgling Porsche company already had its eyes set on what would become its biggest marked, that of North America and sticking to Dr. Porsches ethos of an efficient and fast two seater they produced a no nonsense sportier dubbed the ‘America Roadster’ of which just 25 examples were manufactured and all but one sold in the US market. Considered the predecessor to the iconic Speedster tells you just how important this model was.
Fast forward forty years to 1992, Porsche had built a legend in the 911 originally designed by Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche in 1964, by the early 90s, in what’s today considered the final iteration of the classic body shell the 964 had evolved into a thoroughly modern car with all of the expected creature comforts and safety equipment expected in the modern world.

To celebrate the initial run of 25 cars from forty years earlier Porsche reintroduced the name for a short run of 964 models, producing in the process a limited run of 250 of the 964 ‘America Roadsters.’ Utilizing a Turbo wide body convertible it was equipped with such features as special 17” Cup wheels, turbo brakes and suspension, a rear seat delete making it a strictly two seater and a fully electric convertible top. Keeping the lines clean and roadster like the rear spoiler was that of the Carrera 2 and 4, a speed activated electric unit housed in the engine lid rather than the fixed whale tail of the turbo. Powered by the normally aspirated flat six the America Roadster was rated at 228hp

 

 

screenshot-2016-10-27-17-47-24

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

The car on offer

This 1992 964 America Roadster could likely be the lowest mileage model left in existence, at just 3366 miles from new, it’s a one owner car originally bought in North Carolina,  moving to the Bay Area of San Francisco when its owner relocated their business here.
Finished in solid black (Schwart) with Tan Leather Ruffled interior, the Tiiptronic appointed car is further rare in that its one of only 41 cars though to have been equipped with what was in the 964, Porsche’s first completely new automatic transmission.
Condition is  best described as ‘showroom’ and it would be hard to imagine anything else having covered such a low mileage, although it has never seen rain or inclement weather  while cosseted in the owners garage in the city of San Francisco.
After a large service with all maintenance issues taken care of by Porsche of Walnut Creek, California, the Porsche is as you would expect ‘on the button’ for the new owner
Our 964 America Roadster is featured on  Petrolicious.com
Also in the press at  Automobile
screenshot-2016-10-27-17-43-18

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

screenshot-2016-10-27-17-46-25

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

screenshot-2016-10-27-17-46-09

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

screenshot-2016-10-27-17-45-48

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

dsc_9588

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

dsc_9569

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

Pictures courtesy of Petrolicious
dsc_9631

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

screenshot-2016-10-29-20-19-36

Picture courtesy of Petrolicious

%d bloggers like this: