Porsche 550 Spyder
1/8th scale

Diamond Cars 1/8
Porsche 550 Spyder model




The first 550's appeared in 1953. These were the first true competition-bred Porsches; lightweight, two seat, aluminum bodied, tubular framed, open-topped cars. The initial pair of 550's was unique unto themselves, racing only with Volkswagen-derived pushrod boxer four cylinder engines, fitted with detachable roofs. These dominated their class at Le Mans finishing one-two in the 1500cc division.
In 1956, Porsche introduced a slightly modified Spyder, the 550A. This shocked the racing world when it won the brutal Targa Florio outright in its debut appearance, humbling much more powerful rivals such as Ferrari, Maserati and Jaguar. During the next five years the 550A continued winning in almost every venue where it competed.
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