1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder in 59 High-Res Photos

1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

This little 718 RSK is the ultimate in 1950s racing roadster chic. That is part of the reason this 1,270-pound flyweight earned $2,600-per-pound.

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The 550 is perhaps better-known, and certainly easier to build yourself via replica kits, but this 718 RSK is perhaps Porsche’s first real track-ready road car.

Just looking at its five-speed manual and 148-horsepower top-line specs shows how advanced this car was in 1959.

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Tech Specs c/o Gooding & Company

  • Twin Weber 46 IDM Carburetors

  • 148 BHP at 8,000 RPM

  • 5-Speed Manual Transaxle

  • 4-Wheel Finned Alloy Drum Brakes

  • Independent Trailing-Arm Front Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers

  • Independent Double-Wishbone Rear Suspension with Coil-Over Shock Absorbers

Car Highlights c/o Gooding & Company

  • One of Only 35 Porsche 718 RSKs Built

  • Widely Considered to Be the Most Beautiful Spyder Model

  • Period Racing History at Courtland, Cuba, Nassau, and Riverside

  • Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Example

  • Outstanding History with Impressive Provenance

  • Exceptional Show-Quality Restoration

  • Documented by Noted Porsche Historian Jürgen Barth

  • Eligible for Premier Historic Races, Driving Events, and Concours

  • One of the Most Correct and Original RSKs in Existence

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The car is delicate and amazing in person, with so few angles and panel gaps that my Nikon had great difficulty finding a line to auto-focus onto while snapping these images!

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Final thoughts:

— This exact car actually sold by Gooding in 2013 as well, but for about $150,000 less.

— Could the 718 RSK look any more flawless? Only a few racing number stickers might enhance this exquisite car.

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— But then again, the purity of the alloy panels is hard to beat in this light silver.

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