1956 Porsche 550 1500RS Le Mans Coupe Tribute For Sale
Location: Bellevue, Washington
A few months back we reported on a 550 spyder tribute done to a very high level. Here is another one from the Seattle area that is for sale. This car is a tribute to the 1956 Porsche 1500 1500RS Le Mans coupe. The seller states this car was constructed in 2006 to represent number 550-0104 which was destroyed and eventually re-bodied.
This car is a well-sorted build has appeared in The Robb Report, the Orange County Register and has been a special display at several concours events as well as being invited by Porsche North America to run fan laps at Laguna Seca at Rennsport Reunion IV in 2011. We purchased the car from the previous owner who is renowned 550 replica builder Russ Rodriguez from Azusa California. It has been in our collection for the past 5 years
A great deal of effort was made to make sure that the details on this particular car were as correct as possible from the body fittings and badges, to the gauges, handbrake, seats, and pedal assembly. This car drives as good as it looks. It is ready to get in and go and has covered right at miles since its construction; ensuring that it is well-sorted and ready to go but not tired and in need of attention. This car is ready to go and will provide a rewarding driving experience rivaled only by the real thing! This car is often mistaken for the real thing and has been invited to concours as a special display vehicle.
2.2 Liter Rascon Motorsports Type 1 motor with big valve heads
Porsche cast valve covers
2 Weber IDF carburetors
Rancho HD 4 speed transaxle with freeway flyer gearing
Four wheel disc brakes
Torsion bar front and coil spring rear suspension with swing axle transaxle
De dion links in rear have spherical bushings
Mangel stamped 15 x 4.5″ wheels with polished outer lip
Dunlop RS5 period correct tires
Roundels are decals and can be removed if desired; car is equipped with the proper “mushroom” light on the rear roundel. Also has roof mounted pit light.
Correct gauges from VDO and converted by North Hollywood Speedometer
Wood rim Moto-Lita steering wheel with quick release hub
Correct floor-mounted pedals
Correct turn and taillight lenses
Fluted headlight lenses
Functional front-mounted oil cooler
Correct fuel filler cap
Proper barber-pole vinyl on seats and interior surfaces
We were told this car started out as a BECK fiberglass 550 Spyder replica. The car retains the steel tube-frame chassis with added kidney bars and foot boxes. The Body is fiberglass with several alloy panels overlays. All the glass is Plexiglass and still in good condition.
The paint has been dulled to look more authentic than over finished.
The Interior, gauges and panels are all in great condition. Everything functions well.
Price $60,000 US Dollars
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Contact: Dan (206) 819-2500
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