2010 Porsche 550

1955-type RS replica

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2010
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Switzerland
Lot No: 14
1955-type Porsche 550RS Spyder replica
Chassis no. 0A655260
Estimate: CHF15,000 - 20,000
Footnote:
The Porsche 550RS Spyder was a legend in its own lifetime. Outright victories on the Targa Florio, plus class wins on the Carrera Panamericana and at Le Mans, sealed the iconic status of the Stuttgart firm's first bespoke racing car, as did the fact that only 90 were built between October 1952 and June 1956.
This isn't one of them. Instead this is a replica and therefore isn't expected to fetch somewhere north of £1 million, which has to be good news. However, it's a very tidy and well executed copy of the classic Spyder and is believed to originate from the USA, where there are a number of highly respected firms that build 'blueprinted' versions of the 550 Rennsport.
This one sticks closely to historical accuracy, using a VW-sourced flat-four believed to dis