This 1955 Porsche 550 SPYDER Is Worth $4k per Pound



This is the real deal folks!  One of just 75 factory-made 550 Spyders, the premier race-winner of a generation and a timeless icon still today.

As such, there is a healthy business in replica models.

None will exude the raw genius of this 550 Spyder’s endurance fuel-tank wrapping the entire nose, nor its single-piece frame with strategic lightweighting to the monocoque.  The 550 Spyder is the supreme Porsche, and this one will fetch quite a bit.

The pre-sale estimate is about $4-million, but we can see double that from someone in love with its delicate curves and blue topaz contrast color.

Let’s say it goes for a cool five mil.  Over the Spyder’s dry weight of 1300 pounds…that is a staggering $3800 per pound.

 

1955 Porsche 550 SPYDER

RM Sotheby’s

Paris 2016

Feb 3, 2016

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler

110 bhp, 1,488 cc DOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Weber downdraft carburettors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,100 mm

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