1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder Spyder / 550-041 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 Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder
Spyder
Chassis #: 550-041
In the mid-1950's, in races from Sebring to LeMans, Torrey Pines to Watkins Glen, the 550 Spyder was the car of choice among many professionals and wealthy amateur drivers for winning the 1500cc sports car class. Many of the greatest race drivers of the 1960's posted their early successes in 550 Spyders.

About 90 cars were built before the 550 was replaced by the 550A in 1956. The 550A had a lighter, stiffer tubular space frame and altered rear suspension. An additional 39 550A's were built through 1957.

From the date first sold, chassis 550 041 has been a competitive race car through various owners/drivers. Most notable would have been the Dutch Count, Carel Godin de Beaufort who raced the Spyder extensively including a 196 run at the LeMans 24 Hours race with his good friend, Thieu Hazemans. De Beaufort would go on to be considered Grand Prix racing's last true amateur. A colorful sportsman with a determination to beat the works teams on his own, Carel was a popular figure in the F1, F2 and sports car paddocks. Often, his Porsches were seen battling faster cars, events which eventually led to De Beaufort becoming Holland's first F1 World Championship points scorer.


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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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