Lot 42

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1958 Porsche 550A Spyder

Estimate

$5,000,000 - $6,000,000

Chassis

550A-0145

Car Highlights

One of Only 40 Porsche 550A Spyders Built

Class Winner at 1000 Km Nürburgring and 2nd in Class and 5th Overall at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche Works Entrant in 1958 with Owner/Driver Carel Godin de Beaufort

Believed to be the Only 550A to Compete in a Grand Prix

Driven in 10 Mille Miglia Retrospectives

Technical Specs

1,498 CC DOHC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin Solex 40 PII-4 Carburetors

135 BHP at 7,200 RPM

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Fully Independent Torsion Bar Suspension with Trailing Arms and Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this car is sold on a Bill of Sale. Please note that Warren Eads is not a former owner of this car. Research into this period of ownership is ongoing. Please also note that the car is accompanied by a copy of its FIVA identity card and not an original, as stated in the catalogue.

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