Porsche started to develop its first racing car in 1952 at its headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. This culminated in the launch
of the Porsche 550 Spyder, which was based on the specs of the Porsche 356. This mid-engined car was equipped with a lightweight metal
chassis and sported a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder boxer engine known as the ‘Fuhrmann’ engine. Weighing just 550 kg, the Porsche 550 Spyder
helped the fledgling brand to develop its reputation as a manufacturer of lightweight, reliable and efficient sports cars. At the 24
Hours of Le Mans in 1955, the 550 Spyder was driven by the racing duo Polenski/von Frankenberg, who came fourth overall and first in
the 1500 ccm vehicle class. Due to very high demand from racing drivers and well-heeled Porsche enthusiasts from the US, the 550
Spyder soon received approval for road use and could be ordered for 24,600 German marks at Porsche dealers.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

  • Period: Historic
  • Material: Zinc Diecast
  • Model brand: Porsche
  • Scale: 1:18

Porsche 550 Spyder #37 1:18

  • Article number: 450033400
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