1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder Spyder / 550.073 Vehicle Information

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder
Spyder
Chassis #: 550.073
The 550 RS Spyder, introduced at the Paris Auto Show in late 1953, was their first model designed specifically for racing applications. The lightweight aluminum body and remarkably powerful 1500cc, four cam power plant quickly earned them their reputation as 'giant killers' on the track.

After almost a year of development, the first customer cars deliveries occurred in 1955. A total of seventy eight 550 RS Spyders were built before being superseded by the 550A. This example was sold new to an American customer who raced it extensively. In its first two years of competition, its many victories included a national championship.

550.073 was imported by United States distributor Hoffman Motors in December 1955 and purchased by Long Island, New York VW-Porsche dealer, Paul Sagan. Sagan finished second in the SCCA F Modified points standing in the 1956 season. Before the 1957 season it was expertly 'swiss-cheesed' like the factory hill climb Spyders to reduce weight. Known as the 'Giant Killer', the aluminum bodied Spyder is powered by a four-overhead cam, flat four-cylinder 1,498 cubic-inch engine. It is an effective package with 108 hp at 6,200 rpm and a dry weight of 1,349.2 pounds. As the first series of pure bred Porsche racing cars, Spyders are the progenitor of all that followed.


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1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 PORSCHE 550 SPIDER EVOCATION
Sold for USD$58,020
  2019 Coy's - London Classic
 
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Chassis#: 550-0053
Sold for USD$4,455,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Chassis#: 550-0060
Sold for USD$5,335,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
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1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler
Chassis#: 550-0068
Sold for USD$3,004,653
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder
Chassis#: 550-0077
Sold for USD$3,750,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder
Chassis#: 550-0062
Sold for USD$3,685,000
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
 
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica
Sold for USD$21,600
  2007 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1955 PORSCHE BECK 550 SPYDER
Chassis#: 121
Sold for USD$26,950
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 
1955 PORSCHE 550 SPYDER RE-CREATION
Sold for USD$31,350
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica
Chassis#: 550
Sold for USD$33,750
  2003 Russo and Steele - Scottsdale 2003
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Porsche Spyder 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder 2008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$18,250  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-0053
Engine Num: P-90049
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-0060
Engine Num: 90063
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-0075
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-018
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-04
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-041
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550-048
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 550.073
Chassis information for the Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Spyder
Chassis Num: 718-034
Engine Num: 032


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