1954 Porsche 550

Spyder ex-1955 Le Mans

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion

Espace Fontvielle
Monaco

On View:
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00

Sale:

Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

It was in 1948 that the first ever Porsche Spyder won its class in an Innsbruck road race driven by Herbert Kaes. The car, however, was a one-off machine with spaceframe chassis and never destined for production. Two years later Frankfurt Volkswagen dealer Walter Glockler built his own VW-badged Spyder using a ladder frame chassis with Porsche 356-style, VW trailing arm/torsion bar suspension and powered by a 48bhp, 1,086cc Porsche flat-four cylinder engine. With it he won the West German 1,100cc Sports Car Championship and in so doing the beginning of a strong relationship with Porsche was established.

Glockler duly b