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  Porsche 550A RS Spyder
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1956 - 1958
Numbers built:46
Internal name:550A
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 23, 2015
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Chassis 550A-0115 Completed early in 1957, chassis 0115 was sold new to prominent American privateer racer and entrant John van Neumann. He entered the 550A for that year's Sebring 12 Hours but only made it to the reserve list. In 1960, it was acquired by Seattle-based Volkswagen dealer and t>>>

Chassis 550A-0125 Sold new to prominent Dutch privateer racer Carel Godin de Beaufort, this 550A was completed in April of 1957. Carel de Beaufort was quite successful with his latest Porsche, winning his class at Cadours in France. Following a spell in Switzerland, it was subsequently owned >>>

Chassis 550A-0131 A works racer, this 550A RS Spyder was completed in time for the 1957 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Unfortunately, ignition failure ended the charge early for this car. It continued to be campaigned by the factory Porsche team around Europe by all of the major drivers >>>

Chassis 550A-0135 Completed late in 1957, this 550A RS Spyder was sold new to the United States. Here it was raced in local SCCA events by the likes of Newton Davis. In more recent years, it was acquired by a Scottish enthusiast, who regularly raced it in historic events.

Chassis 550A-0143 Completed early in 1958, this 550A was sold new to Brazilian privateer racer Christian 'Bino' Heins. Before having shipped the car to his native Brazil, he campaigned it with considerable success in Europe, clinching wins in the Messina 10 Hours and the Giro Calabria. By the>>>

Chassis 550A-0144 One of the very last 550A RS Spyders produced by Porsche, this car was eventually sold to the Rodriguez family in Mexico. During the early 1960s, it joined the stable of Jim Watson. In 1963, he raced the car at select events before storing it in his garage. Watson retained t>>>

Chassis 550A-0145 Believed to be the penultimate 550A produced, this example was a works car used for four events during the 1958 season. It achieved a class win at the Nürburgring and at Goodwood. Chassis 0145 was also used in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Although it finished 11th>>>


  Article Image gallery (113) Chassis (7) Specifications