Giant-killer with a Le Mans pedigree – the penultimate Porsche 550A Spyder heads to auction

1958 Porsche 550A Spyder, chassis 550A-0145. Photos by Pawel Litwinski, courtesy Bonhams Auctions.

Lighter in weight than the Porsche 550 Spyder it replaced and blessed with greatly improved handing, the 550A Spyder was once described by driver Ken Miles as “the greatest long-distance racer in the world.” Just 40 examples were built between 1956 and 1958, and on January 18, 2018, chassis 550A-0145, the second-to-last Porsche 550A Spyder built and a second-place finisher at Le Mans in...

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