1955 porsche spyder




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    The Frankfurt Motor Show car; One of just 75 factory-built 'customer' Spyders; Period US racing history with Mike Marshall, including Sebring 12 .

    About logo. The Porsche logo is a coat of arms that shows: a riding horse and a deer antler, framed by red stripes. The emblem is dedicated to the home city of the concern - Studgart. Strips and horns are symbols of the city, and the stallion is depicted in connection with the fact that originally in place of the city, in the year 950 there was a horse farm, around which a whole city was gradually built.

    Porsche RS Spyder at Bonhams auction, front Dean died while driving in , has sold at the Goodwood Revival historic racing meeting.

    1955 porsche spyder

    1955 porsche spyder

    The later evolution version of the model, the A, which had a lighter and more rigid spaceframe chassis, gave Porsche its first overall win in a major sports car racing event, the Targa Florio. Starting in , a five-speed gearbox was used, but its first gear only had to start and like the reverse gear had to be placed over a barrier and not synchronized. The beauty of the was that it could be driven to the track, raced and then driven home, which showed the flexibility of being both a road and track car. That registration process was not completed until 21 April

    1955 porsche spyder

    1955 porsche spyder

    1955 porsche spyder

    1955 porsche spyder

    1955 porsche spyder

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    Introduced at the Paris Auto Show, the and its second iteration, the A, remained in production through February of , and a total of chassis were constructed before the RSK Spyders appeared. A large proportion of production was destined for the United States. Built on a frame of seamless mild steel tubing, the utilised a front suspension of double trailing arms and transverse-leaf torsion bars. After the first few examples, the rear suspension was redesigned from leading control arms to trailing arms with swing axles and tubular transverse torsion bars.

    Thus, the first few chassis were fitted with conventional pushrod Porsche engines. Its camshafts were driven off the Hirth-patent built-up roller-bearing crankshaft by a series of shafts and crown wheels. Cam timing took dozens of man-hours to properly establish, but once all the clearances were correctly set, the high-revving motor was very reliable. It featured dry-sump lubrication and two spark plugs per cylinder. With compression of 9. Because these little roadsters were ostensibly required to be street driven, they were fitted with a token canvas tonneau that met the letter of the rulebook but were otherwise better left folded away in the garage.

    1955 porsche spyder

    This beautiful Spyder left the factory at Zuffenhausen on 19 September , to be eventually delivered to an American customer, but first, there would be an intermediate stop: Chassis number was shown in semi-racing form; that is, there was a small racing windscreen to protect the driver and an alloy half tonneau covering the passenger side of the cockpit. Suggesting, perhaps, that this was a dual-purpose sports car, it was also fitted with moon hubcaps, which were standard fitment to cars delivered in street trim.

    Today has been restored to its original silver paint with light blue darts, a very attractive combination. Mr Marshall wasted no time in putting his new to the task for which it was intended. Von Hanstein was quite familiar with ; he had posed with it at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Through the remainder of and early , Marshall ran numerous other amateur races including Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; Montgomery, Alabama; Chester, Carolina; Gainesville, Florida; the Nassau Speed Week; and then a race weekend at the very difficult 2.

    1955 porsche spyder

    Unfortunately, in a preliminary event, Marshall had an off, side-lining the Spyder for the weekend. It is believed that then remained in Florida. When recently quizzed about the car, Joe Sheppard could not recall exactly when it was sold; it was a deal put together by his father. The new owner is believed to have been Bob Ross, who made a regular appearance at the Sebring track with racing friends in his new Spyder. In the mid- to lates, the Porsche was bought by Lynn Larson, who almost immediately sold it on to his friend Phil Bagley, who then sold the car to its new owner who shipped it to Italy.

    That registration process was not completed until 21 April In , the current owner, an Italian businessman and enthusiast, purchased this historic racer. Today, is offered having been maintained regardless of cost and ready to be used in any of the many events for which it is eligible, including the Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival, Monterey Classics, and Monaco Historic Grand Prix, amongst others. Simply put, no comprehensive collection of vintage Porsches is complete without a Spyder, and this example would surely be one of the most enjoyable.

    On pense que resta ensuite en Floride. Please note that this car has been accepted by the FIA and will its receive competition papers in the coming weeks. User Contact Media Media Info. Chassis on the Frankfurt Motor Show. Chassis on the Porsche stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mike Marshall with Courtesy of Andrew Hosking.

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