1956 Porsche 550 1500RS Le Mans Coupe Tribute For Sale Dirty Old Cars

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The Porsche 550 was a racing sports car produced from 1953 to 1956 inspired by the Porsche 356. During its production period, only 90 were produced, but it quickly established dominance in the 1.1- and 1.5- liter classes. The Type 550/550 A is powered by an all aluminium 1,498 cc (1.5 L; 91.4 cu in) naturally aspirated air-cooled 4 cylinder.

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Nicolaos Dellis · Porsche Race Cars Porsche 550 Prototype Coupé (1953) The first two Porsche 550s (Chassis #550-01 & #550-02) were coupes Model Porsche 550 Prototype Coupé Years 1953 Production 2 units (Chassis #550-01 & #550-02) Engine 1.5L Air-Cooled, Type 547 Flat-4 Power 78 bhp Torque Unknown Top Speed 124 mph More Research Specifications

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The Gmünd coupes had begun the marque's sporting tradition. Frankfurt VW distributor Walter Glöckler and friend of the house of Porsche had followed with his eigenbau (homemade) specials. It was time Porsche themselves designed a car specifically for racing. The 550 was Porsche's first production racing car.

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Photo: Robin Adams Courtesy Of RM Sotheby's. This 1956 Porsche 550A Prototype 'Le Mans' Werks Coupe (Chassis #550A-0104) is slated to go under the hammer at RM Sotheby's 2023 Monterey Sale starting August 17th where the Le Mans class-winner is expected to fetch between $5,500,000 and $7,500,000. Purchase: $5,500,000+.

1956 Porsche 550 1500RS Le Mans Coupe Tribute For Sale Dirty Old Cars

The Type 550/550 A is powered by an all aluminium 1,498 cc (1.5 L; 91.4 cu in) (85 x 66 mm) naturally aspirated air-cooled 4 cylinder boxer engine known as the "Fuhrmann Engine" (Type 547). [2] Its valvetrain uses double overhead camshafts on each cylinder bank, driven by vertical shafts, actuating 2 valves per cylinder.

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The first car (SN 550-01) completed was a roadster and finished 1st in its first race at Nurburgring. At LeMans, Hans Hermann joined Helm Glockler (Walter's cousin) and two driver-journalists - Richard Von Frankenbert and Paul Frere and took 550-02. During practice both cars realized 124 mph on the Mulsanne straight.

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The Porsche 550 Spyder was the first sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen built specifically for racing. At its Le Mans premiere in the year 1953, sporting a Coupé-hardtop and a 78 hp power unit based on the VW engine, the fast and agile 550 featured a mid-engine, independent suspension as well as a pendulum rear axle and torsion bars.

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In late 1953, Porsche showcased a more definitive version of the 550 with a quad-cam engine and simple roadster body. Despite these upgrades, the Coupes were retained by the factory to contest the Carrera Panamericana race. Outfitted with sposors, they were raced by Jose Herrarte and Jaroslav Juhan to victory in the 1500cc class.

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Porsche 550 Prototype Coupe Specifications The first two Porsche 550s were coupes and had slightly different specifications than the 550 Spyders that came afterwards. Engine Type 547: Four cylinder 4 cycle, box motor, air cooler, horizontal opposed, 4 overhead camshafts Power: Approx 110 HP @ 6200 RPM Bore: 3.35 in (85 mm) Stroke: 2.59 in (66 mm)

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550 Coupe Tech Specs Flat-four air-cooled pushrod engine, mounted midship, 1498 cc, 98 hp at 6000 rpm. Year 1953 Serial No 550-01 Wheelbase 82.7 inches Weight 1200 pounds View All Before/After 1953 Porsche About the 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe By the early fifties Porsche found that modified production cars would no longer win races.

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The Porsche 550A class winning car of the 1956 Le Mans motor race. There's A Rare Porsche 550A Prototype "Le Mans" Werks Coupe For Sale Cars Main Porsche Reading time: about 11 minutes | Written by Jon Branch | August 11th 2023

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You might know the 550 as the first race car from Porsche, or even as the car that James Dean infamously crashed in 1955. There were around 90 cars built between 1953-56 for racing on gnarly postwar European circuits and the occasional sunny California desert road course. Porsche juiced #550-01 and #550-02 with 1,500-cc mid-mounted engines and.

1953 Porsche 550 Prototype Coupé

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1953 Porsche 550 Coupe

The 550 was created in 1953 with the first 15 builds exclusively for Porsche KG to test and race. 550-01 and 550-02 were built as coupe with a removable hard top which was designed to increase aerodynamics when racing against the goliaths of '50s motor racing, the D-types and 300 SLRs and the class favourites the Osca coupes, in the day.

Porsche 550 Coupe Chassis 55001 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed

A PROVEN IDEA, REINVENTED Chassis 0104 is the final of four 550A prototypes, and alongside sister car 550A-0103 (long understood by marque historians to have been destroyed), it was deposited into a cordoned-off section of Porsche's racing workshop during the company's nascent preparations for the 1956 Le Mans race to be held that 28 July.

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