Interior finishes

October 4th, 2015


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The 550 came in limited color schemes for both the exterior paint and also the interior. The factory customer cars were available in white, silver, red, French blue and also one in yellow customised for the Belgium racing team. The interiors were complimentary to the exterior colors in red, black, blue-green and tan. The seats

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The Olympics of Porsche

October 2nd, 2015


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For an event that only comes around every four years, it is always full of unbridled anticipation and for the 58,000 strong Porsche fanatical ticket holders who attended RRV, they were not disappointed. For me it had been six months in the making to prepare for a week of non-stop Porsche obsession. It was a

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Rennsport Reunion V

September 7th, 2015

505 tee ref for web

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Rennsport Reunion V is just around the corner and if it is as good as RRIV four years ago, we will be in for a treat. I am making my way across from Australia for the event and also catching up with some Porsche enthusiast friends who will show me a couple of other original

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On show in Monterey

August 20th, 2015


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The season is hotting up on the west coast and the Spyders are slowly making an appearance. The 2015 Tour d’Elegance and the Werks Reunion in Monterey saw two very special Spyders on show, 550-0031 and 550-0073. Although very different looking Spyders, they do have a common link which is in the way they are

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The trilogy of 550s

July 22nd, 2015


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I have spent a number of years researching the relationship between three Porsche 550 Spyders, consisting of two prototypes 550-05 and 550-07 plus one Wendler built car 550-0043. The provenance of these cars have been under a lot of scrutiny and debate due to some conflicting information regarding the location of 550-05. It is not

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Two peas in a pod

July 14th, 2015

550-07D1 copy

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A large part of researching and developing the provenance of a 550 is the ability to recognise the most minute details that differentiate one spyder from another. It might be as simple as the configuration of knobs on the dashboard of the cockpit, to the more challenging such as how far the fuel cap protrudes from the

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