For Sale: 1992 Porsche 911 in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster

This is one of just 250 examples of the Roadster executed exclusively for the US market from 1992-1993. The America Roadster was the only true Turbo Look 964 produced for the United States and one of the most unique and rare Porsche 911 models ever. This particular example is finished in Black over Black with a 3.6-liter air/oil-cooled engine, horizontally opposed, dry-sump lubrication, produces 247 hp (SAE net)/250 PS (DIN) at 6,100 rpm with 228 lb�ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, a 5-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, ABS brakes, and alloy wheels.

The suspension was redesigned using coil springs instead of torsion bars; the first major engineering changes since the original 911. The front suspension used MacPherson struts, a system that has continued for all subsequent versions, but the rear suspension retained semi-trailing arms.

A two (2) owner car with a clean carfax, originally sold by Beverly Hills Porsche on February 29, 1992. The first owner from the Southern California area put 42,000 miles on the vehicle between 1992 and 2000, servicing it at the Beverly Hills dealer. In 2000, the vehicle was purchase by another Southern Californian and was driven 53,000 miles from 2000 to 2010. Over the next decade, the 964 was only driven 16,000 miles.

European Collectibles completed a comprehensive service, installed a compete new German canvas soft top with a new pad and headliner, the original wheels have been refinished with four new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires 205/50ZR17 front and 255/40ZR17 rear, a new air condition compressor and dryer with ice-cold air, and a full detail totaling well over $10,000.

Specification/Options

A turbo-bodied cabriolet version was released in 1992. This had the standard electric spoiler and turbo guards. Mechanically, it was the same as the standard naturally aspirated 964 Carrera 3.6-liter flat-six engine. The convertible features the Turbo model widebody, with a whale tail delete. To fill out the widened track and bubbled fender arches, the America Roadster received the 964 Turbo model disc brakes, suspension, and special 17-inch Porsche Cup five-spoke wheels. Only 250 of this variant were produced in 1992; 326 in total during the 1992 and 1993 model years.

Performance
Top speed: 162 mph
0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds
1/4 mile: 13.7 seconds
Curb weight (to DIN 70020): 3,031 lb

Code Option Description
220 Locking differential
454 Automatic speed control
980 Seat cover - Raff - leather
C02 Equipped with catalytic converter

History

The America Roadster based on the 964 cabriolet represents the 40th anniversary of its 356 patriarchs from 1952. Dressed in its wide-body with upgrades to suspension and brakes, minus the Turbo tail. Recalling where racing began for Porsche, the 964 America Roadster results in a stylish 911 for active drivers confident in the direct feedback of the car, almost as if the Porsche is an extension of the driver's will.

Before the Speedster, there was the America Roadster in 1952. The 'America' Series Porsches go back to the importing godfather, Max Hoffman, who helped Ferry Porsche realize the opportunity in the US market. Paving the way for the Speedster, the America Roadster was a true limited run example with 25 examples produced and all but one being sold in the US.

Fast forward 40 years to 1992 with the widely popular and undeniably usable 964 Porsche 911, the perfect template to celebrate the America Roadster name. In similar fashion to the original, the production run was very limited - just 250 vehicles making the 964 America Roadster extremely rare.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1389245
  • Price:$87,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1992
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:911
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:111594
  • Stock Number:Po3915
  • VIN:WP0CB2961NS460614