Porsche 550 Spyder

The Porsche 550 Spyder was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in 1953. The two-seater Porsche 550 Spyder was the first sports car from Zuffenhausen, which was developed specifically for the race track. As the Glöcklerlauf Porsche also, that the first series of the Porsche 550 Spyder, a flat frame of welded pipes. Only the second generation of the car had a tubular frame. The first two Porsche 550 Spyder had another engine from the Porsche 356, shortly afterwards received the new racing car - initially for testing purposes only - a 1.5-liter four - cam engine with 110 hp. In the following years of just 550 kilograms Spyder scored numerous victories on the racetrack and in the then-popular road races. Hans Herrmann finished in the fifth and final edition of the toughest road race in the world, the Carrera Panamericana in 1954, behind two sports cars with much larger engines in third place in the overall result and the class win. The type designation of the Porsche 550 Spyder was not the way, as is often believed, derived from the weight, but by the design number. The race car was the 550ste design from Porsche. A car like the Porsche 550 Spyder at this website you can purchase specially priced.