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The Porsche 550 Spyder

The Porsche 550 Spyder



Porsche is renowned for the value and quality that their vehicles hold over time. This is exemplified by the fact that some models have appreciating price tags as years go by. Few however, find themselves in a category so rare that resale is well into the millions. To achieve this, it takes a deep rooted history with few model productions, extraordinary craftsmanship and elegance in design. The Porsche 550 Spyder is no exception, being one of the most valuable Porsche models ever to be sold. Most recently, one had been auctioned off by Seinfeld’s star, Jerry Seinfeld, which was sold for $5,335,000 USD.

This racing sports car was produced from 1953-1956 and used materials which were considered to be revolutionary for the time period. Weighing in at just over 640kg, this car was designed with one idea in mind: to win races. The 550 Spyder found itself on the top step of the podium many times. Porsche soon became the first car manufacturer to get racing sponsorship provided by Fletcher Aviation. At the time, Porsche was working to design light weight aircraft engines. This brought the partnership about.


What makes the 550 such a special car is that it can be driven to the track, raced and then driven home - a hallmark that Porsche keeps with its vehicles even to this day. Porsche upholds this standard with all of its vehicles - the focus being solely on the driving experience. Although you may not sell your Macan for over five million down the road, you can rest assured that Porsche is very conscious of the residual value of their vehicles. Compared to other manufactures who produce millions of cars annually, Porsche makes just over 225,000 vehicles per year. This is what makes owning one so special. They are more than just a means of transportation.