Lot 51

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

Coachwork by Wendler

SOLD $4,455,000

Estimate

$4,000,000 - $5,000,000

Chassis

550-0053

Engine

P-90049

Car Highlights

Campaigned Successfully by Privateer Racer Eldon C. Beagle from 1955–1956

Offered from Current Ownership of Nearly 20 Years

Engine and Gearbox Numbers Match the Porsche Kardex

Benefits from Recent Mechanical Work by Four-Cam Expert Jeff Adams

Documented with Original Bill of Sale and Delivery Letter from John von Neumann

Accompanied by Numerous Original Racing Photographs Along with Period Service Records and Video Footage

Technical Specs

1,498 CC DOHC Type 547 Flat 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin Weber 40 DCM 1 Carburetors

110 BHP at 6,200 RPM

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Fully Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension with Trailing Arms and Shock Absorbers

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