Auction Block: 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder

Dec 4, 2018

Category: Rides

There are few automotive manufacturers who have etched their name into the annals of history with their legendary accomplishments, but the Porsche brand has consistently proven that they belong in the winner’s circle with their elegant, powerful designs. The 550 RS Spyder was one such vehicle — a perfect amalgamation of style and poise that, among an impressive catalog of alternative iconic autos, helped to catapult Porshe down the path of modern victors.

The 1956 RS Spyder is one of the most critically acclaimed cars of all time, boasting an extremely limited run of 90 units over its three-year lifespan, making it all the rarer. With an impressive naturally aspirated air-cooled flat four boxer engine known as the “Fuhrmann,” the car saw impressive success on the track and finished in the top three of nearly every competition it entered. In the vein of its original all-intensive racing purpose, the car brought Porsche its first major win at a racing event during the 1956 Targa Florio. Now, a procurer of one of the original models has decided to part ways with the famed vehicle, which is being auctioned off in visibly immaculate condition at the 2019 RM Sotheby’s in Paris, France.

Learn More: Here

More From Rides

Flag Nor Fail's H2 Bag Is A Waterproof Gym Companion For Heavy Lifters

Supplement your fitness-focused lifestyle.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

Jeep’s Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Is A Powerful 450HP V8 Turn-Key 4×4

Packing 13.25" of clearance and a suite of off-road protection.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020

Featured Image

Classic Youngtimers Unleash An Off-Road-Ready 600HP+ Nissan GT-R Hyper Rally Car

The Japanese AWD supercar gets the ruggedized 4x4 treatment.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020

Featured Image

Isaac Van Essen’s Toyota ‘Radventure4’ SUV Was Built To Tackle The Trails

Conceptualized and built as a rally-inspired overlander.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020

Featured Image

This Scaglietti-Built 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Is A Race-Proven Classic

One of Pininfarina’s “greatest masterpieces” could be yours.

Posted By

Jul 13, 2020

Featured Image

Ringbrothers’ ‘Grinch’ Is A 620HP 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Slathered In Green

Pony car powered by an impressive Wegner LS3 V8 engine.

Posted By

Jul 10, 2020