1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

"The Giant Killer"

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$34,900

Year
1955
Make
Porsche
Model
550
Sub Model
Spyder
Stock
B0599
Vin
5581301VS
Miles
2,137
Engine Size
390 6.3 liter V8
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
Silver
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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The Porsche 550 Spyder is quite possibly the most recognizable competition based car produced. Actively participating in the European and US Championships as early as 1953 to 1965, the 550 variants recorded an astounding 95 overall victories along with 75 class wins in 370 starts. Its low, wide stance along with its impressive power to weight, the 550 Spyder dominated against more powerful cars above its class. Actor / Driver James Dean affectionately described the car as “The Giant Killer”. Dean died in a fatal accident in his 550 Spyder, “Little Bastard” September 30, 1955. Today, the cars popularity far outweighs its production and as a result, companies such as “Vintage Spyders” continue to build high quality replicas to meet the continuing demand for the legendary sports car.

The Vintage prepared, 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder replica offered here is nothing short of thrilling to pilot. The car is powered by a 1914cc oil cooled 4 cylinder engine fed by dual twin throat down draft carbs with electronic ignition. This is mated to a four speed fully synchronized transaxle directly applying the power to its rear wheels. Other features include a high performance clutch, coil over rear suspension, disc brakes, Banjo steering wheel, tonneau cover, tube chassis and the same concept of power to weight and handling as the original legends. This is a two owner vehicle that has traveled just 2137 miles since built in 2006. The car is fully serviced and excellent throughout.

Vintage 550 Spyder Replicas are considered the best in the business. Their quality of workmanship is second to none. The 550 Spyder still has mass appeal and with original examples now selling in excess of 4 million dollars, quality tributes such as this are collectible. Big thrill and appeal for the money offered here.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1955
Make
Porsche
Model
550
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
2,137
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Spyder
Doors
2
Body Color
Silver
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
390 6.3 liter V8
Transmission Type
Manual

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