1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder

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The mid-engine 550 Spyder was the first production Porsche specially developed for racing. The aluminum body and tube-frame chassis reduced weight while the 110-horsepower four-cam flat-4 engine gave race-winning performance. Porsche also utilized wind tunnel testing to perfect the shape of the Spyder and improve airflow. The 550 was an overall success on the track, including this example which finished second in points in its SCCA class for the 1956 season. (464)

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