1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder Spyder / 550-0060 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 Spyder photograph

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 Spyder photograph

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 Spyder photograph

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 Spyder photograph

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 Spyder photograph

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Spyder
Chassis #: 550-0060
Engine #: 90063
Sold for $5,335,000 at 2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction.
The 1.5-liter Porsche 550 Spyder, built in limited numbers, are among the most mythical Porsches of all time. They forged a legacy in competition, driven by legendary drivers, at many important road races.

This particular example was constructed during the summer of 1955. It returned to Werk I from Karrosserie Wendler that July, with its aluminum body painted blue with white tail stripes and the cockpit trimmed in beige vinyl. Power was originally supplied by a type 547 four-cam engine, numbered 90063, and mated to a four-speed transaxle, numbered 10051. The car was completed in August of 1955 and test-drive by Herr Mimler before being prepared for delivery to the United States.

The early history of the car is not fully known; in the early 1960s it was discovered by Lou Hilton on a used-car lot in Worcester, Massachusetts. The car would remain in Mr. Hilton's care until it was sold in 1998 to Joel Horvitz of Massachusetts. Mr. Hilton had repainted the 550 Spyder once in its original blue during the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Mr. Jerry Seinfeld acquired the 550 Spyder from Mr. Horvitz's estate, assisted by Alex Finigan of Paul Russell and Company, in January of 2007. At the time, the car had covered just 9,896 miles from new. Since then, it has been driven less than 500 additional miles. While in the Seinfeld Collection, the Spyder has been exhibited on rare occasions. In 2009, it was featured in the Porsche Exhibition Hall at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and in 2012 it was loaned to Porsche for a special display in Pebble Beach during the Concours weekend.

The car remains in original condition, with well-preserved upholstery and decades-old blue paint. It has the correct banjo steering wheel and three large VDO gauges. In the front compartment is the painted aluminum fuel tank, with original felt under the securing straps and a VDO sending unit dated February 1955.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2016


2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $5,000,000-USD $6,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $5,335,000

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
1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder image  1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder image  
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Chassis#: 550-0060
Sold for USD$5,335,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder image  1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder image  
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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