Spyder Creations: Hand Made Aluminum 550 Spyders
There is a company in prospect, Conneticut called Spyder Creations. Click Here
They will build you a 100% authentic and all aluminum bodied Porsche 550 Spyder Replica.
Other replicas are almost made with fiberglass but these guys have decided to replicate the 550 spyder exactly. You even have the option to install a 1500 Fuhrmann 4 -Cam engine into it.
Price ranges from $350,000 to $470,000 US Dollars.
The original was a true race car. 550kg of hand-hammered aluminum, steel chassis, and a powerful engine that propelled it past most of it’s rivals between 1953 and 1956. The 550 Spyder is THE car and shape that put Ferdinand Porsche on the map and it is usually classified as the most iconic and, arguably, the most beautiful sports car ever produced.
There is no fiberglass on this work of art. We have re-created the venerable 550 Spyder with the same soul and essence as the original. Not a meager task. Three and a half years reverse engineering every chassis tube, body line, every discrete part. But, we have succeeded!
We began by scanning 550-0090 (the last one ever built) into a functional 3D model.
We built molds (called bucks) upon which we hand-hammer the panels. We used Chassis
550-0086 as a template to build our chassis. And we fit the car with original transmissions,
engines, suspension parts – every part is either an original (NOS) or made from an original part.
Rebirth of the 550 soul = a 550 reincarnation from Spyder Creations.
What do you think?