Porsche 550 Spyder

  • 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder bearing chassis No. 0141

    The season of wickedly expensive auction items is upon us. Monterey Car Week is just over a month away, which means a number of big ticket items are being buffed and shined for their time under the bright lights of the auction block. One to keep an eye on will be this 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder headed to Mecum's auction, as it's a race-winning example and one of just 39 ever built. Originally driven by Austrian Ernst Vogel (no, not the Ernst Vogel who Indiana Jones punched out of a Zeppelin for lack of a ticket), this very 550A Spyder achieved three racing wins during its first year of...

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    More Details On The Rumored Porsche 718 Sports Car

    Porsche is thought to be working on two new models to serve as bookends for the automaker’s sports car lineup once the current 918 Spyder flagship is out of production. One will be an eight-cylinder supercar to rival the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren 650S and the other will be a...

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    Vintech To Debut Porsche 550 Tribute At Pebble Beach

    While most car enthusiasts know the Porsche 550 in its Spyder, or open-top, form, Porsche also produced a limited number of 550 Coupes, primarily for competition in endurance racing events. As stunning as the Porsche 550 Spyders are, we actually prefer the lines of the 550 Coupes. Apparently...

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    Porsche CEO Mueller: Sub-Boxster 550 Spyder Still On The Table

    As one of the great on-again, off-again projects of recent years at Porsche, the sub-Boxster roadster, referred to internally as the 550--after the historic 550 Spyder--has at times straddled the cusp of both reality and cancellation. In a way, it continues to--but we recently sat down with...

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    Porsche Confirms New Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine In The Works: Report

    We've been hearing rumors and ruminations on the upcoming smaller Porsche roadster, dubbed tentatively the 550 after its historical inspiration, for what seems like years now (because it has been). This week, there is some equally tentative confirmation that the four-cylinder boxer engine that will...

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    Audi, Porsche And Volkswagen Roadsters Back On The Table: Report

    It’s been a while since we last heard about the trio of new roadster models being developed at Volkswagen Group brands Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, though at one point last month there were claims that Audi’s version of the lightweight sports car had been canceled. Now, just a few...

  • Porsche Type 64

    The first car that Porsche ever built, before it was even Porsche, was the Type 64, also known as the VW Aerocoupe. The car is a highly streamlined racer developed out of a desire to dominate the Berlin-Rome long-distance race, and the only pre-war Porsche. And it's on display right now in Atlanta's High Museum of Art as part of the "Allure of the Automobile" display. The display in Atlanta marks the first time the car has ever been exhibited outside of Germany. Whether you're a Porsche fan or not, any gearhead within driving distance should make the visit for the sheer historical value...

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