1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder Spyder Vehicle Profile

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder photograph

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder
Spyder
Umberto Maglioli drove solo to win the rugged eight-hour 477 mile marathon race around Sicily to score Porsche's first major international victory. The little white car wearing the Italian Tricolore on its nose vanquished the works Maseratis and Ferraris in the first of eleven Porsche victories in the brutal Targa Florio.

The 550A is the immediate descendant of the Type 550. It has a much improved and stronger tubular space frame making it lighter and stiffer than its predecessor. Combined with the uprated 1,500 cc air-cooled flat-four engine with Weber carburetors and an increased compression ratio it delivered 135 hp and 107 lb/ft of torque. The 550A proved that Porsche's potent 'underdogs' were now serious competitors for overall victories in major international endurance sports car races.


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1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder by Wendler
Chassis#: 550-0082
Sold for USD$3,462,071
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1956 Porsche 1.5-litre TYP 550/1500 Rennsport Spyder
Chassis#: 550-0090
Sold for USD$6,104,353
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1956 Porsche 550A/1500 RS Spyder
Chassis#: 0101
Sold for USD$726,000
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

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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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