Porsche VW Eigenbau Glockler 550 Spyder Handbuilt Aluminum "Frankfurt Flyer"

1949 Porsche 356 Sports Racer

Make: Porsche
Model: 356
SubModel: Sports Racer
Trim: Sports Racer
Year: 1949
Mileage: 111,111
Drive type: Mid Engine Rear Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Alexandria, Minnesota, United States

Description for Porsche 356 1949

This auction is a pre order of 1 aluminum bodied Prototype "Frankfurt Flyer" Spyder in 2 seat configuration with lowcut "Competition" windscreen. My cars are built in the spirit of post WWII "Aircraft Racers" of Germany. like the early Hanomag. Petermax Muller. Otto Mathe. VW and Porsche Glockler Handbuilt racers. A forgotten era of motorsport where German speed enthusiasts handbuilt racing machines from the rubble of their war-torn country. These cars emerged from barns and sheds to the racetrack in the purest form. Chassis #FF005 is the 5th of the Frankfurt Flyer series of 10 (5 Spyder and 5 Coupe) cars. Mid-Engine power comes from a freshly built. mid 1950's Period 2 Piece VW aircooled 4 cylinder powerplant built by Landspeed record setter and legend. Tom Bruch. We utilize a 69mm Stroked Crankshaft. custom ground cam and Dual port heads. putting out an estimated 75hp. Tom Bruch has been building. racing. modifying and setting landspeed records with this engine configuration since 1966. We have 5 of these engines left and they are for sale outside of this auction. There are several more engine options available as well including a dwindling supply of early Porsche. Please inquire. The engine is mated to a 4 speed VW transaxle. swing axle suspension at the rear. The frame is built in period order utilizing steel tubular ladder type framing with removable roll hoops designed and hand built by Chuck Beck. specifically for my cars. The front suspension utilizes a height adjustable VW front beam with struts. Braking on the standard build package comes from VW Drums. more than adequate to stop a 1300lb mid-engine car. The body is hand hammered aluminum and wheeled to shape by fitting to the wooden buck. The car is entirely hand built with many period Porsche/VW upgrades available. The Frankfurt Flyer has been featured in STANCEWORKS. CARS YEAH and AutoWeek Articles have also been written in 9 Magazine. MSN Cars UK. RS Magazine. Hoonivers Car of the Year Nominee. MegaDeluxe. Featured on Bring A Trailer and many more. If you're into the late 40's and early 50's racers I think you will thoroughly enjoy my creations. You'll never see another car like yours and this work of art is just as fascinating sitting still as it is climbing inside and hearing the engine roar. The cars are a blast on the track as well. The car is delivered with title. bill of sale and in more stringent State/Country cases I am flexible to accommodate buyers with titling/registration. Being that the running gear is comprised of early VW and Porsche parts. Frankfurt Flyer Chassis #001 (23 car) has been invited to several historic events both in the US and abroad. Please only serious inquiries. Build time for a basic package starts at 6 months. Also note that I offer custom buck building and coachwork for other automobiles or custom one-off projects as well. (Including Nacelle Cowlings or Hoods for your 550 Replica. ) I will assist in design. buck building and custom coachwork and panel shaping. Inquire for pricing and info. Phone Chris Runge : 320 491 5316 Here are more photos of the build process: