The top of the range Roadster with the 90bhp engine of the Super 90, making it a fun and fast car in its day.

In other ways, it was identical to the 1600 Roadster, with the 356B body body updates, plus a lightweight hood and simpler, race-orientated interior.

How to spot

Raised front bumper and headlamps. Wide bonnet handle. Vents under front bumper. Convex chrome hubcaps with Porsche badge in centre. Simple, unlined hood.


Capacity: 1582cc

Compression ratio: 7.5:1

Maximum Power: 90bhp @ 5500rpm

Maximum Torque: 121Nm @ 4300rpm

Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums

Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transvers torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with radius arms, two torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers. Compensating spring.

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.60/15 tyres; Rear: 4.5Jx15 with 5.60/15 tyres (optional radial tyres: 165/15)

Length: 4010mm

Width: 1670mm

Weight: 870kg

Did you know?

0-60mph: 13.5 sec Top speed: 112mph

The Roadster name was resurrected in the 1990s for the US version of the 964 Speedster; the America Roadster.