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Porsche 550 RS Spyder | The legendary racing sportscar

Porsche fans‘ eyes light up because the Porsche 550 RS Spyder is one of the extraordinary vehicles that sports car designer Porsche put on the road in the 1950s.

Porsche 356, then the first production model of Dr.-Ing. h. c. F. Porsche KG, and a prototype by Walter Glöckler. 550 kg light thanks to an aluminum body, 1.5 liters of displacement, 110 to 134 hp and a speed of 220 km/h – these are the key data of the first racing sports car built by Porsche.

The car was made famous by, among others, Hans Herrmann, a racing legend from the 1950s/60s. In the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, Herrmann maintained a fabulous average speed of around 157 h/km with his Spyder. The Spyder 550 RS was also at the front of the field at the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Despite the fact that it was a racing car, many private customers found the car interesting and were not put off by the spartan equipment.

In the 1950s, Porsche drivers had to fork out 24,000 marks (the equivalent of about 63,000 euros) to buy the Spyder. Since Porsche only built the racing car for around 4 years and the last one rolled off the production line in 1957, it was already a rarity back then. Today, the Porsche 550 RS Spyder is one of the absolute gems of the classic car scene. The market value, if one is offered for sale at all, is several million euros.

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