Porsche’s price record

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

This never raced or re­stored 1956 Porsche 550RS Spy­der sold for a £4.3m ham­mer price at Bon­hams’ Re­vival sale. Chas­sis 009 of 90 ex­am­ples pro­duced from 1953-1956 and is said to be the most orig­i­nal sur­vivor. The sale car set a price record but fell be­low its es­ti­mate of £4.7 to £6.2m. The ‘time­warp’ is in great con­di­tion. Mark Os­borne, vice-pres­i­dent of Bon­hams Mo­tor Cars in the US, de­scribes it as: ‘Ex­actly how a 550 would have looked, smelt and felt like when James Dean fa­mously pur­chased his ex­am­ple back in 1955.’ Its first owner was a tele­vi­sion show pro­ducer.

It’s never been raced – rare for a 550RS.

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