The complex 1.5-liter four-cam boxer-four designed by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann had been teased up to about 135 hp at 7,200 rpm with 107 foot-pounds of torque in full racing tune. They sired an incredibly successful series of ever more sophisticated and powerful sports racers that would come to dominate the sport. 1955 Beck Spyder 550 Porsche Replica. 90109). Contact Description: Used 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder for sale - $38,995 - 3,032 miles. The weekend of 19–20 October found Sugarman in the 550A at Hourglass Field near San Diego carrying #288. Spyder 550A-0116 is shown as having entered an SCCA contest at Riverside in March, but is listed as not starting.
Originals are selling at auction for over $4.5 million. The 550A made its first appearance at the 1956 Nürburgring 1000 KM race, where it won its class. The 550A was based on Porsche’s first purpose-built racing car, the mid-engined RS 550 Spyder. Only pay for shipping if you know the seller. Please also note that Internet bidding is not available for this lot. When the 550A with its new chassis and improved suspension appeared, McAfee urged Edgar to acquire chassis 0104 from the factory. Certified Pre-Owned: No. Free local pickup. Oct 4, 2020. RM Sotheby’s is delighted to offer one of the best-documented Porsche 550A Spyders in existence.
The 550 and 550A Spyders are among the most coveted and sought-after Porsche factory racers in the world. REQUIRED; PORSCHE 550 SPYDER RECREATION Additionally, the original “mechanics seat” and driver’s manual remains with the car. Karissa Hosek ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's, RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 24 - 25 AUGUST 2018, A hugely important piece of Porsche’s American racing history, Driven in period by leading West Coast racing personalities, Extensively documented with period photos and race programs, Comprehensively restored in Germany by marque experts, Class winner at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Includes original mechanics seat and driver’s manual, Highly eligible for vintage racing and international concours. A hand-written factory technical data sheet in German dated 18-2-57 and obtained from the Porsche Museum by the current owner lists in quite detailed fashion the specifications of 550A-0116, including its various included gearsets, and this document is included with the car. McAfee chose instead to keep racing his older 550 in spite of a horsepower deficit, but when Phoenix, Arizona, homebuilder and racing enthusiast Stanley Sugarman purchased the Edgar team’s Porsche 550s, McAfee came along, bringing in four-cam whiz Vasek Polak to turn the wrenches. It is thought that wherever an SCCA race was scheduled in California, he and Sugarman would be on hand, frequently finishing well. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google This fine example is among the best and is an opportunity not to be missed. **IMMEDIATE CASH PURCHASE AND COLLECTION AVAILABLE** McAfee already had a great deal of experience at the wheel of much more powerful but temperamental Ferraris, driving for the John Edgar stable. Most 550As offered a small molded windshield in front of the driver and a headrest fairing, and a metal tonneau cover closed off the passenger side of the spartan cockpit. A link to reset your password has been sent to your email address. But recognizing the 550 Spyder’s superior handling and reliability, he urged Edgar to buy several, including the ex-Works 1956 Sebring 12 Hours class winner that had been driven by Hans Herrmann and Wolfgang von Trips. EQUIPMENT Brand New. Chassis 550A-0116 passed into the hands of a series of collectors, including Irwin Schueback of Spokane, Washington; Chuck Woodward of the Seattle area; Bill Perrone in Huntington Beach, California, who performed a restoration in the early to mid-1980s; then to William Zunkel and South African racing enthusiast David Cohen in the late 1980s; and then famed Porsche racer and collector Dick Barbour circa 1989–1993. Chassis no. Report suspicious listings by clicking on . A truely exhilerating car to drive with a desirable engine and gearbox setup, very fast.
The rear swing axles of the 550 were replaced by a new low-pivot arrangement that made handling much more predictable. 60 years later, it is still one of the most coveted sports cars of all time. Teams which had enjoyed steady success with the early cars snapped up the new ones.
Then, at the Riverside National on 17 November 1957, McAfee came to terms with the A’s quirks and gave the diminutive Porsche its first victory, capturing the F-G-H Modified class with little effort. This car is often seen in period photographs taken at road and airport circuits throughout California.
The 550A was based on Porsche’s first purpose-built racing car, the mid-engined RS 550 Spyder.
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McAfee, writes Edgar’s son William, had trouble adjusting to the A-model. Don't miss what's happening in your neighborhood. $38,995. or Best Offer. Balance 1:25. 88, such as #188 or #288. ... New Listing Maisto Special Edition Porsche 550A Spyder Silver.
By February of 1959, 550A-0016 in its distinctive red-over-white livery had been sold to Elden Beagle of Sacramento. By 1962, the 550A had been effectively outdated by Porsche’s newer RS-60 and -61 Spyders. There were small air intake ducts in the nose. Build File & Receipts. Please also note that the correct gearbox number is 690006. The finished car weighed just over 1,200 lbs.
Engine with double Weber 40, Engle command, imported CB performance valve cover.
Chassis 550A-0116 was acquired by Japanese collector Hui Takahara in 1993, and he subsequently shipped the car to Germany for a complete overhaul and restoration at the shop of Manfred Friesinger. The 550A Spyder was Porsche’s first purpose-built competition model, introducing a new lightweight spaceframe chassis, fully independent suspension, a five-speed gearbox, and revised coachwork. The car was then sold to its current owner in 2013. $24.95. Its large finned brake drums were drilled laterally for additional cooling effect, and were easily capable of hauling these agile and featherweight cars down from their factory-claimed top speed of nearly 150 mph. The latter number may have also been used for other guest drivers. Watch; 2020 Matchbox Moving Parts 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. The 550A differed from its predecessor in a number of particulars. User Credentialed bidders that are unable to attend the sale may register to bid by telephone or place a commission bid online at rmsothebys.com.
Construction of the curvaceous and sleek hand-beaten aluminum alloy body shell was outsourced to Karosserie Wendler of Reutlingen. 550A-0116 is among just 40 such chassis constructed by the brilliant German automaker, whose successes on the racetrack are unsurpassed. Offered for sale at auction on 15 December at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, KT10 9AJ 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, 58 Miles. THE PORSCHE 550 SPYDER, A VERY BRIEF HISTORY:- The Porsche 550 Spyder was inspired by the original Porsche 356. Don’t wire money or take advance payments. or Best Offer. The engine was based on the VW Beetle flat-4. Carl Loch built a fresh four-cam motor to replace the original (no.
Guaranteed by Thu, Nov. 5. Find Porsche 550 Spyders for Sale on Oodle Classifieds. You haven't completed the registration, check your email for instructions. This historically important Porsche was then displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2014, where it was awarded Best in Class. He finished decently in all three races entered.
By then, the little Porsches had already become known as “Giant Killers.”. On 18 February 1957, 550A-0116 was delivered new to Jack’s dealership in Burbank, California.
This car was originally built in the late 70’s and restored in the 90’s. To learn more, visit the Safety Center. Aug 31, 2020.
New Listing 1954 Porsche Spyder 550. Most of the earlier 550s had been sold to customers in the U.S., and the new “A” derivative also found an eager customer base in North and South America. Join millions of people using Oodle to find unique used cars for sale, certified pre-owned car listings, and new car classifieds. After a brief ownership, Beagle sold the car to Porsche dealer and devoted racer Don Wester of Monterey, California. Aluminium floor. It is supplied with a large folio of documents and period racing photographs and its original engine case.
The car was restored to period configuration with the updated and more aerodynamic version of the nose that was offered by Porsche and was installed in 1959. Meet the seller and test drive before you buy. Furthermore, the file includes a large cache of period photos, race programs, and other historical documentation. Dealer.
Clear car for those who understand quality. Appearing at the end of 1956, the 550A differed from its predecessor by use of a full tube spaceframe with several rear supportive cross-members, rather than the heavier welded-up sheet steel internal structure of the 550. Among those was suburban Los Angeles Porsche dealer and racer Jack McAfee. The Porsche 550 Spyder and its successor the Porsche 550A were developed by the marque in the early 1950s specifically for competition. The two good friends took it racing, with Sugarman listed as the entrant and the car carrying at various times variations of McAfee’s usual racing no. Please note that this lot is offered on a Bill of Sale only. From 1951, Porsche 356 prototypes were built and raced by Walter Glockler. Personally tailored emails from RM Sotheby's are just a few clicks away. The ... CHAMONIX Original 550 Spyder boxer 1915cc. Good.
A week later he ran at Pomona and then at Palm Springs in early November. 3,032 mi. His successes led to Porsche’s decision to build the first Porsche specifically developed for racing, the 550.
4.6 (25) Mikeblasbo. While visually similar to the 550, the 550A could be identified by new louvered access panels behind the doors. That success encouraged the factory to venture into foreign territory. McAfee used this machine to win the 1956 SCCA Modified F Class championship.