Lot 151 - 2006 Porsche Chamonix 550 Spyder by Beck

Lot 151 - 2006 Porsche Chamonix 550 Spyder by Beck

Lot 151 - 2006 Porsche Chamonix 550 Spyder by Beck

Lot Number 151
Registration LF56 NFO
Chassis Number 9B9CHA5504XAH4849
Engine Number CB201909061114
Odometer reading 2,904 km
Estimate £38,000 - £45,000

The Porsche 550 Spyder was one of Porsche’s first dedicated racing cars (since the 356 was first and foremost a streetcar). The 550 Spyder removed all doubt about what the small new German sports car company was all about. The success of the 550 in competition included a win at the 1956 Targa Florio which proved that the new company, which was just five years old when the 550 first appeared, was serious about motorsport. If that wasn’t enough, it was catapulted to stardom when James Dean died at the wheel of his own 550 Spyder in September 1955. Consequently, the 550 is often replicated, and as is often the case, the quality varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer.

The Chamonix Car Company started in 1980 by producing replicas for the Super 90, Speedster 356 and the Spyder 550. The brand was built on quality and competitive pricing, with the business starting to experience significant growth from 1985. When this car arrived in the UK, the very fastidious vendor was not happy with some of the quality and invested significant time and money in having several areas rebuilt, together with a number of upgrades. These included the fitting of a sports exhaust, special mirrors, aluminium pedals and switchgear and a Mota-Lita steering wheel. This super stylish exceptional recreation is finished in the colours of the James Dean car and with originals currently fetching well into several millions, this 550 represents superb value, especially given the estimate, condition and low mileage. With spring fast approaching this open top car is a real headturner.

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