The Porsche 550A Spyder ranks among the all-time royalty of Porsche history. One of these rare models—one of only 39 built and a three-time race winner during the 1958 season—will head to the auction block at Mecum’s Daytime Auction in Monterey, California, on Aug. 23-25.
The 1958 Porsche 550A-0141 Spyder captured three wins during its maiden 1958 season with driver Ernst Vogel, who also happened to be a virtuoso composer and professional concert pianist. After its European racing tour, the 550A-0141 Spyder was returned to Porsche KG, reconditioned and then sold to Connecticut Porsche dealer and road-racer Harry Blanchard, who entered it in SCCA regional events along the East Coast.
Today, the car is owned by Porsche enthusiast Steve Terrien of Issaquah, Washington, who located the car in a warehouse in 1984. Over the next 30 years, the car underwent a fanatical, comprehensive restoration, to exacting standards, with such experts as the Kimmins brothers and the late Bill Doyle. This breathtaking machine has accrued fewer than 600 miles of pleasure driving since completion of its restoration and currently presents in near flawless condition. This rare piece of Porsche history will be joined by 600 other fine machines at Mecum Monterey 2018.
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