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  • America Roadster

    Guys,

    There is a thread on the R Forum about the America Roadster. I'm not sure it has been as helpful as the original poster may have wanted---so---Shmeless Plu Follows:

    The story of the Aluminum sport Roadster (aka 'America Roadster') is well told in the Porsche Speedster Typ 540: Quintessential Sports Car. The story is told by Chuck Stoddard and is comprehensive. There is also a listing of each of these cars and the steel version.

    The book is available from several sources, including, well, me.

    Steve Heinrichs

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        Uh,uh uhh... now, that's not an America Roadster
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        Jack (analog man from the stone age)

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        • #5
          Hi I read a saga once about the odd door Porsche which pre dated the America roadster and was a one off by the factory> Could this be that car?

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          • #6
            Isn't that the von Sauter roadster ? Believe Ray Knight may still own it.


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            • #7
              Not a Porsche factory car, the unique 1951 Sauter pre-dates the America
              Jack (analog man from the stone age)

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              • #8
                Nice! I would of sworn that to be an America Roadster with Suicide doors.
                Justin Rio

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                • #9
                  Good info here on the America Roadsters:
                  http://www.stasher.us/America%20Roadster_1.html
                  trevorcgates@gmail.com
                  Engine # P66909... are you out there
                  Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Trevor, great link. After a thorough review of that short series of cars, I can only conclude that if you were an America Roadster, you did not want to be delivered to Ed Trego...

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                      • #12
                        This, I take it, is the last (and only), steel-bodied AR.
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                        Keep 'em flying...

                        S.J.Szabo

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                        • #13
                          Well, the last one (K/9) was steel and green, but, gee, this color is way off.

                          Shameless plug: The Speedster Typ 540 book has the full Aluminum Sport Roadster story (called the America Roadster here). Great story by Chuck Stoddard, lots of photos. And, book has original drawing and full list of numbers and dates, etc.

                          Steve Heinrichs

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                          • #14
                            Think this is the same car.. The windshield framing is much different from the 2pc setup on the adjacent car. Is this then an ' America Cabriolet ' ?
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                              Yep, the green one here is the steel one. Formerly owned by the late Gary Kempton (he's seated with hat behind car).

                              Next to it is the black one then owned by Gerald Barnes.

                              This was at the Speedster 50th Anniversary event.

                              Another plug: lots of pictures of the roadsters in the Celebration of an Icon book as well as some more info re Speedsters and Ds.

                              Steve Heinrichs

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