I have always found this to be one of the more peculiar 911 models. This is a Midnight Blue Metallic 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster, located in Miami, with a Tan/Black leather interior and 73,368 miles on it. These are pretty rare – only 250 were produced – and this one looks in very nice shape. The price is pretty high, but given their rarity these do tend to have a high price attached.
So why do I find them peculiar? Well, maybe because I don’t really know why the model exists. Were buyers clamoring for a wide body Cabriolet? Was the 911 Speedster based off the 3.2 Carrera so successful that Porsche felt they needed to produce something similar for the 964 as well? I don’t know, though the Speedster would return in 1994 after America Roadster production ceased so perhaps there was some desire for one.
Regardless, these are pretty neat even if I’m not quite sure about their appeal. The idea was to build a more driver-focused Cabriolet in the spirit of the 356 Roadster, which had replaced the 356 Speedster. As the Roadster moniker suggests, the rear seats have been removed. The rear is wider and the America Roadster received the brakes and suspension from the Turbo. It’s basically a Turbo-look Cabriolet and given that the 964 Turbo only came in Coupe form the America Roadster was your only shot at getting a Cabriolet with the wider rear.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster on eBay
Model: 911 America Roadster
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 73,368 mi
Price: $84,500 Buy It Now
1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster. Midnight Blue Pearl Metallic on Tan Leather Interior. 1 of 250 Built By Porsche Factory. Accident Free Carfax. Original Window Sticker. 72 K Miles. Garaged California Car. This Car Looks and Drives Fantastic. Car Serviced Up to The Minute. Most Receipts are Available. Top Is In Very Good Condition. Owner’s Manual. Tool Kit and Air Compressor. For More Details Call Tony @ 305-776-8111. Vehicle Sold As Is Where Is.This Roadster Is An Excellent Example of a Very Desirable Low Production Edition.
I’ve already said I think the asking price here is high. That’s mostly given the mileage since otherwise I’m not sure this price is that far off. We have seen plenty with higher prices so you definitely could do worse. The overall condition of this one looks quite good and there’s little noticeable wear to both the interior and exterior. We’re shown a decent number of service records as well and the seller states those records contain most of its service history. There are two points about which I have questions.
The most obvious is that the third brake light is the light bar found on the ’95 993 rather than the center-mounted light typically seen on the America Roadster. Obviously, it’d be nice to know why. It could be as simple as an owner swapping it out early in the car’s life. It could be something more complex. We don’t know. The other issue might be minor and I find it more a curiosity than anything else: the paint code sticker (39C) and option sticker (37W) show two different paint codes for Nachtblau Metallic. Both of those codes do appear to be for the same color it just seems odd to me that they would be different on the same car. Perhaps this 911 was repainted at some point and an incorrect sticker was put in place? Or maybe that’s just how it was originally. Again, it’d just be nice to know.
Outside of those points there’s not much more to question outside of the usual stuff. Get it inspected and peruse the records. After that, just enjoy the drive!
Hard to say it’s not priced close to where it should be given what late 80’s turbo looks are/were bringing. I basically have this cars 1987 twin, at least color/body wise. The driving differences between the Carrera and this car are night and day. I’d take the 964 virtually everywhere but the track and I only say that because I have not driven a 964 on the track but I’d bet it is better there as well.
I see a lot of work orders but no idea how recent they are or what they cover. Those would be a big tipping point one way or another on the reasonableness of the asking price.
Apparently while I was asleep at the wheel the 964 market sands are really shifting. (into gear!)
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