1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

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1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Odometer:  10,894 miles

Transmission: 4 speed

Price: $45,777 US Dollars

Location: Portland, Oregon

This is being sold by a dealer: Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo  (503) 255-7560

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This is a fiberglass Beck Spyder that has been taken to another level.    The builder really did their homework to build this car to get as close as possible to the actual car.   They did a very good job.  Instead of using a speedster windshield , the builder put on a frameless lexan windshield like the original car.   It has the proper looking pea shooter exhaust pipe.  The alloy wheels are custom to this car.  Not exactly correct but still good looking.   I like the attention to detail on the front and rear signal lights.   The interior looks well done as well.   The steering wheels , turn signal stalk , switches all look great.    I like the overall attention to detail.    The badging looks correct as well.

 

There is a company called Spyder Creations that will build you a 100% all aluminum bodied 550 spyder.   They even claim you have the option of having a 4cam engine as well.   Wow!  Talk about keeping it original.  The price is $350,000 to $470,000 US dollars range.

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Above is a Real Porsche 550 Spyder

 

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Above is a Real Porsche 550 Spyder

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Above is a Beck Spyder Replica

 

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Above is a typical Beck Spyder

 

 

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Description:

This is a 1955 BECK Spyder, a replica of the Porsche 550 Spyder. Special Edition, INC. (www.http://beckspeedster.com/) built this car and went to great lengths to make this 550 Spyder Replica look as close to the original 550 Spyder as possible. This includes identical Bosch Horns as used on the original 550, gauges pulled from a 914 and refaced by Palo Alto Speedometer to look like original 550 Spyder gauges, foot pedals produced by Alloy Cars, INC, that are exact copies of the original, Bendix fuel pumps that are not actually functional, but are installed as they were on chassis 550-74. The handbrake and shift box are exact replicas, Barberpole vinyl from SMS was used for the seats, rear leather latches are identical to the original 550 Spyder, and the alloy wheels were built specifically for this car. They are 16×4.5 instead of 16×3.5 on the original and are made of aluminum. These wheels were designed by Boyd Coddington and built by his son, Chris. These wheels wear 16″ Excelsior Stahl Sport bias-ply looking radial tires in 16×5.5 by Croker tire. This particular BECK Spyder was built with a 2160CC “78×94” air-cooled flat 4 with 2246 camshaft, super pro heads, 48 IDF Weber carbs, lightweight flywheel, stage-1 Kennedy clutch, full flowed, 1-1/2qt oil sump, magnaspark ignition and 9:1 compression ratio. The result is around 160 hp at the crank. Since the car was built, it has done 10,901 miles. The oil has been changed 5 times (each time the valves were adjusted), throttle cable changed, throttle pedal reinforced, CB performance box installed, oil breather fabricated and changed, new flywheel, new Tilton starter, VW valve covers installed, exhaust ceramic coated dark grey, and the car was raised 0.5 inches. If you have any other question, please feel free to contact us! MILES: 10,901 ENGINE: 2160CC H4 TRANSMISSION: Manual DRIVETRAIN: RWD STOCK NUMBER: CM1304 Opened in 1966, Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo is North America’s oldest Ferrari dealership. In addition to Ferrari and Maserati, we specialize in unique, rare, and just plain cool cars. Please contact us at 503-255-7560 for any questions or concerns!

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