For Sale: 1955 Porsche Beck 550 Spyder

Price: $44,900

Type: Used
Year: 1955
make: Porsche
model: Beck 550 Spyder
stock: 200713
Mileage: 5249
engine size: 2275 cc
transmission: M
Exterior color: Red
Interior color: Silver
VIN: 000000000CA569010

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1955 Porsche Beck 550 Spyder

This extremely over built and well sorted Beck 550 Spyder was completed and certified circa 1998 and has not changed hands since. Mileage since completion shows to be approx 5,200. The attention to detail was superb, as evidenced by the correct gauges, interior materials, all away down to the 14mm wheel studs and fasteners. The body was extensively block sanded prior to the application of the correctly coded silver paint that shows like a factory applied coating and panel fit and gaps are superb. The 2275cc engine pulls hard and strong. The beefed up gearbox shifts well and was built to handle the additional power of the high output engine with the inclusion of a hydraulic clutch and close ratio gearset. Suspension was designed to handle better than the original with the addition of a Formula V front sway bar in place of the upper leaf springs up front and adjustable spring plates, .625" Z Bar, and small diameter torsion bars out back. The Neal 4 wheel disc brakes feature ventilated discs, aluminum calipers and stainless steel brake lines, as well as adjustable brake bias. The 550 style gauges feature 914 cores and were built for this application by Palo Alto Speedometers. This Spyder was built to drive, with all wiring harness connectors being modular with critical components protected by relays. All receipts for work as well as parts are present, as well as a large number of spare components. Engine and gearbox specs are as follows:

Engine: 2275cc; 82mm forged counterweighted crank, Bugpack H section Race Rods, Engle FK8 cam, Street Eliminator heads 42mm int, 37.5mm exh, mild porting, match port intake; new Pauter roller tip 1.3 rockers, 2 x 44mm Weber IDF carburators, modified hex bar linkage, Aluminum center mount fan shroud. New tin. Custom
aluminum airbox.  All plumbing with SAE 100R5 braided hose and reusable AN fittings -8 oil, -6 fuel. Full flow oil system with two flat plate coolers, oil thermostat and remote filter. Holley fuel pressure regulator. System 1 AN aluminum body fine mesh fuel filter. Mallory electric fuel gear pump. Mallory Unilite distributor with grey springs. Safegard knock sensor with individual spark retard.

Exhaust: Custom ceramic coated 16 gauge mild steel 4 into 1 long tube stepped (first 12 inches of .625 inch tube, remaining 30 inches of .75 inch tube) header, Burns Stainless long, fully merged, collector, V band clamps, Flex joint, Borla stainless steel muffler.

Transmission: Beefed to pro street specs (threaded super diff-4 gear spider, oil holes added; welded gears, hardened keys, steel forks), heavy duty side cover. Sway Away HD axles. Close Ratio gearset: Weddle mainshaft 3.11 (1st , 2.08 2nd ; 1.39 3rd and 0.93 4th). Hydraulic clutch with heavy duty cross shaft & Neal pedal.

Shifter: Brandwood C-S 550 Cable-SHiFT with 1" taller shift handle.
Overall this is a no expense spared, very well built hot rod Beck with a ton of spares. Built to drive, it's reliable and quick and is extremely capable in the twisties. 


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