Porsche 550 Spyder Replica 1955
2165cc, 4 cylinder
The spirit of the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder is alive and well in this faithful, accurate and perfect recreation of the spark that ignited the Porsche legend when Helm Glockler piloted the very first (of only 90 ever built by the factory) 550 Spyder at the Eiffel Races at Nurburging.
This is among the finest 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder replica's we have ever seen. It was built to the highest standards and is presently wearing a glossy coat of Silver paint on its fiberglass body. The interior is expertly finished with Red carpet and Red leather bucket seats. There is also a Red full tonneau cover for the cockpit.
This car was built by Chuck Beck Motorsports in California. Power and weight ratio is the name of the game with this fun little "pocket-rocket." The car weighs just 1,200 lbs and is powered by a 2165cc 4 cylinder engine that has been dyno tested at 182 brake horsepower and 152-lb-ft of torque. The engine was built by Patrick Downs of CB Performance and has ported and polished heads with SS valves. The brakes are discs at all four corners, the clutch and 4 speed gearbox are tight and fun to operate.
What really makes this 550 replica special and an authentic tribute to Porsche is the use of genuine Porsche parts for many items. Following is a list of genuine Porsche 550 parts used in the build:
5 lug wheels
All of the badges
Banjo steering wheel
All external lighting
Spare tire tie-downs
Each seat in this car is equipped with a Simpson lap belt. The Dunlop tires are in as new condition. The thrill for the driver of this car when winding through the gears is like being on a roller coaster. It is pure, raw and is so much fun to drive it probably should be illegal. This is a great opportunity to own a very well-built example of the famous 550 Spyder for a relatively small investment. Our reserve price is considerably lower than the build cost.
Arizona assigned VIN #: AZ-266699
Vintage 550 Spyder Chassis #: 550000814
Significant Price Reduction: Was $34,500; Now $30,000