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For sale is this beautiful 1956 Vintage 550 Spyder Replica featuring the 1954 Carrera Panamericana livery. This vehicle was delivered new in December 2002 and is a two owner car, with approximately 6,000 miles since original delivery.
ENGINE/POWERTRAIN: 2276cc, 8.5:1 compression, 150 hp motor with period correct Porsche stamped Valve covers, external oil cooler, scat 1.5 qt thin line sump, K&N HP-2004 oil filter, CB 35mm lifters and chromoly push rods, Bosch 009 solid state distributor, Bosch blue coil, NGK DP8EA-9 spark plugs @ .30 gap, and Weber (dual) 44-IDF carburetors. This vehicle is a 4 speed manual (3:44 ring and pinion) with a hydraulic clutch.
CHASSIS: 3” tubular steel frame (Porsche original design), aluminum floor (not fiberglass like other examples), front Bilstein coil overs with disc brakes, 185/65/15 tires with light weight alloy wheels and racing studs. The rear includes Bilstein coil overs with disc brakes, 185/60/15 tires with light weight alloy wheels and racing studs with a wheel base of 85”, height 40”, length 146”, all weighing a tick under 1,300 lbs.
COACHWORK: Two period correct racing buckets with lap belts (currently mounted directly to the floor. Sourced through Vintage is the proper banjo steering wheel with matching ivory colored knobs/levers, drivers only plexi windscreen, as well as the fiberglass cover for the passenger compartment. It is easily removed without the need of any tools to add a passenger. Then added was the 1954 race livery from the winning Campaign of the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, which was piloted by Hans Herrmann. For those of different taste it is vinyl and can be removed.
This vehicle also comes with many spares such as, exhaust, wheels, soft top, fabric zippered driver and passenger compartment cover, full car cover and various smaller miscellaneous parts.
Car Location: Madison, Wisconsin