1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, early Chuck Beck Spyder #69

1955 Porsche Other silver

Make: Porsche
Model: Other
SubModel: 550
Type: Convertible
Trim: silver
Year: 1955
Mileage: 1,900
VIN: SW129737PA
Color: Silver
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Malibu, California, United States

Description for Porsche Other 1955

Up for sale is the 69th Spyder built by Beck Development, No. 169 (serial numbers started with 101). No. 169 was sold by Beck Development to the original owner in January 1989 as a base package with accessory kit (no engine or transmission), original invoice comes with purchase. No. 169 was never fully completed or registered by the original owner and logged only 15 km under his ownership. No. 169 was then sold to the second owner in 2009, which completed the build and registered it with Pennsylvania DOT in August 2010. It has a Pennsylvania special construction state issued VIN: SW129737PA. No. 169 was purchased in December 2015 from 3rd owner in Boston, MA. 3rd owner purchased it from 2nd owner with 340 original miles as of July of 2015. It has won several events including the Northeast Region Porsche Club of America 2015 Concours d Elegance 1st Place People's Choice.

Since December 2015, No.169 was brought to California with 1,300 miles clear-title, 1955 Porsche 550 with 600 miles on it stored in in Malibu, California. This Beck continuation 1955 550 Spyder is a very early, quality Beck-built vehicle with original Porsche parts. It has been serviced and ready to drive and enjoy. Serious inquiries only.

Original Porsche engine Type 547 engine shroud and sheet metal

Original speedster windshield

Chrome 356 Style Wheels (205mm 5 Bolt Pattern)

Spyder and Wendler body badges, push start button and interior door latches

LeMans Oil Filler Cap (exposed on right flank) and dry sump oil tank


Porsche 550 Tubular Frame with hand laid fiberglass body by Chuck Beck Development. Beck Bodies made in Upland CA


Original silver paint with nice patina


Volkswagen, Mileage 2,243 miles (gauges are in km)

Type 1 German engine duel port

Duel 48mm Webber carburetors

Four speed manual VW transaxel and transmission reversed to mid-engine

Duel hydraulic clam-shell lifters

Spare tire mounts on top of transmission



Porsche Style Green Face Gauges with German Cores

Original "Nardi" signed Steering Wheel with Correct Porsche Horn Button

Original Tonneau Cover

Working front air Vents