1957 Porsche 550A Spyder

Aug 7, 2018

Category: Rides

Going up against more robust machines, the compact Porsche 550A Spyder slayed its competition in David v. Goliath fashion, earning the name “Giant Killer.” This essential piece of Porsche’s American racing history would be a beautiful addition to any race-car aficionado’s garage.

Based on Porsche’s first racing car, the 550 Spyder, the 550A was constructed with a full tube space frame and several rear supportive cross-members, making it considerably lighter. This contributed in making this silver bullet a compact beast that devoured the road with the best of them. Designed by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, the complex 1.5-liter four-cam boxer-four got this Porsche going with 135 hp at 7,200 rpm and 107 foot-pounds of torque, getting the car to a factory-claimed 150mph. It made its debut appearance at the 1956 Nürburgring 1000 KM race, winning its class, and went on to have an illustrious racing career in the U.S. The 550A Spyder is one of the most coveted Porsche race-cars in the world, and now this one can be yours.

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