Rare Porsche 550A Spyder from 1958 with a successful racing history will be going under the hammer early next year. Considered one of the most original examples in existence, it is one of only 40 built by the German marque.
Chassis 0145 placed second in class and fifth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, class winner at Nürburgring, class winner at the 12 Hours of Reims, class winner at the Zandvoort NAV Race and class winner at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Nicknamed the “giant killer” because of its small size, engine, and penchant for hunting down much bigger and more powerful machinery, the 550A (like the preceding 550 immortalized by James Dean) packed a tiny 1.5-liter boxer four engine.
It’s now consigned for Bonhams’ upcoming auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, slated for this coming January where is expected to fetch between $4.5 and $5.5 million.