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
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