The following text represents the essence of a deferred book project and results from several years of research by Turbo-Look Register. It includes extensive parts of never published knowledge, its use and publication, also the partial contents or counts, without the prior permission of the author, is strictly prohibited!
© Norbert Franz
Last update: 12.08.2016, 11:56 CET
The America Roadster was promoted in the USA by Porsche for model year 1992 as "a jubilee model" for the 40 years before introduced 356 "America Roadster" and was expressly addressed as a limited model. Indeed, without calling an exact number of pieces.
The always spread number of 250 copies is probably covered to the MJ 1992 (what is not correct) however, the model also remained on offer in MJ 1993 and four vehicles with the 1994th chassis number (R-series) do exist as well.
the total number is 326 pieces.
The "America Roadster" is equipped ex works a little bit less excessively than his RoW counterpart. It was marketed in America not as a luxury cabriolet.
The Roadster does not differ technically from the Carrera 2 Cabriolet Turbo-Look for RoW (Rest of World).
At the front one finds the black collision dampers usual for America beside the fog lamps, the side indicators lack in the front fenders, the rear bumper is provided with the middle piece with small sign cutting and in the frame above the tailgate the big third stop light is put on.
The most remarkable difference is the missing back seat arrangement of the U. S. - Models, which to have to obstruct three-point belts on account of the duty also on the back seats with the filing known from the 89th Speedster with lockers was substituted.
|M058||Bumpers with impact damper||320|
|M139||Heated Driver Seat||72|
|M340||Heated Passenger Seat||71|
|M139+M340||Heated Driver and Passenger Seat||71|
|M383||Sportseat Drivers site||33|
|M387||Sportseat Passengers site||33|
|M383+M387||Sportseat Drivers- and Passengers site||33|
|M437||Comfortseat Drivers site||228|
|M438||Comfortseat Passengers site||165|
|M437+M438||Comfortseats Drivers- and Passengers site||165|
|M454||Autom. Cruise control - Tempostat||326|
|M586||Lumbar Support Driver Seat||59|
|M513||Lumbar Support Passenger Seat||17|
|M513+M586||Lumbar Support Driver- and Passenger Seat||17|
|M567||Green wedge windshield||320|
|M573||Fully automatic air conditioning||320|
|M692||CD changer Porsche CD 1-6 fold||22|
Many many more features and more individual codes were assigned, the listing would be beyond any scope.
Difficultly is to be decided whether one should add the cars for Canada to the counts for the "America Roadster". Like the RoW car they carry either no type name or the "Carrera 2" stroke on the rear lid. The America roadster, however, mostly the label "Roadster" (the sometimes in addition right "America" label probably comes from the RS America). The roadster stroke never was an official spare part in Porsche. Also the rear seat arrangement was obstructed with the versions for Canada regularly.
The Turbo-Look Register lists all cars with US-VIN as an "America Roadster" what of the simplification serves, but is not correct in our eyes rather!
|Individualfarbton (uni)||98||nach Wunsch||-|
|Individualfarbton (metallic)||99||nach Wunsch||-|