1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica by Vintage Spyder - Subaru Engine Near Mint Rare

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Tribute Rare

Condition: Used
Make: Porsche
Model: 550
Type: Convertible
Trim: Spyder Tribute Rare
Year: 1955
Mileage: 40000
VIN: AZ303408
Color: Silver
Engine: Subaru Water Cooled
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States
4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Aluminum Performance Wheels, Leather Seats

Description for Porsche 550 1955

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

Porsche Silver

Red Leather Interior

CA Black Plate

Approx 40K Miles

VIN # AZ303408

California Titled

Titled as 1955 Porsche 550

Built by Vintage Spyder of Stanton, CA

in 2008

(now Vintage Motorsports out of Hawaiian Gardens, CA )

Subaru EJ25 Engine 252 HP

Water Cooled

(sourced with 60K miles)

Fuel Injected

Completely Rebuilt Approx 15K miles ago

Tuned on Dyno by Outfront Motor Sports

(leader in Subaru performance)
Always used Torco Synthetic Oil

No Smog Pump - No AC Pump

Stand-Alone ECU

Rhino Transmission

($3600 - 5K miles ago)

w/ Super Diff, Welded Gears & Commonly Axles

Hydraulic Clutch - Cable Shift System

In Tank Fuel System Upgrade

Aluminum Radiator

w/Braided & AN Fittings Hoses

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

w/Steel Braided Lines

(everything rebuilt axle nut to axle nut)

Bilstein Shocks w/Adjustable Coilovers Rear

Performance Sway Bar

Performance Heim Joint

Tubular Trailing Arm Rear Susp

Reproduction Porsche 5-Lug Style Aluminum Wheels

H4 Headlight Conversion

Hand-Laid Fiberglass Body

Powder-Coated Tubed Frame

Aluminum Floor

Inside Door Handles

Original Style Gas Cap

Original Porsche Gauges ($2500)

(refaced by Palo Alto Speedometer to look like original 550)

(mileage was not zero’ed on odometer)

Nardi Steering Wheel

Heated Leather Seats

Performance Aluminum Pedals

Optional Racing Head Rest Included

Full Tonneau Cover of Stayfast Material

Replica Ribbed Floor Mat

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I am selling this car for a friend. I have been involved with classic automobiles for almost 40 years. I have built and restored many Corvettes and Porsches and am a member of numerous car clubs including PCA & 356 Registry & NCRS. I have judged at many concour events in and around Southern CA. This is a stellar, turn-key automobile at the highest-level of build quality. I hesitate to call the car concour because it has been driven, but it is indeed at a minimum a condition 2+. The body & paint as well as interior and engine bay are all in #1 condition. The seats have some wear to the leather but have a really nice patina-ed look to them.

The Vintage 550 Spyder is a replica of the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder. This car was a turnkey example built in 2008 by Vintage Spyder when they were in Stanton, CA. The car has been maintained to a very high level. It has always been garaged and has never been hit or damaged and still wears the factory original paint.

I have driven many 550’s over the last ten or twelve years and own an Intermeccanica Speedster. This is one of the finest and most fun cars I have ever driven. It handles like a go-cart on rails with incredible acceleration in a lightweight car. The steering and braking are precise and top notch.

The body and paint on this car are a 9.8 out of 10. The body is flawless and clearly has never been damaged. The paint is flat and mirror-like two-stage paint that matches in color and consistency all around the car. Look at the close up pictures of the shut lines and down the sides to see just how perfectly put together these cars are.

The interior features some original gauges that have been re-faced by Hollywood Speedometers ($2500) to look exactly like original 550 gauges. The gauges were added later and the mileage does not represent the mileage on the car.

The owner believes that car has approximately 40K miles on it. The Subaru engine was sourced with approximately 60K miles and was totally gone through. Since rebuild the engine has roughly 15K miles on it. The Rhino Transmission has around 5000 miles since it was purchased two years ago.

The interior is in near perfect condition. The gauges and all turn signals, lights etc work perfectly. This is a turn-key automobile that starts with a turn of a key and drives flawlessly. This little 550 set up with the fuel-injected Subaru is simply amazing, starts right up and operates like a modern car…

If you are looking for a car to jump in and drive drive across country or take to car shows, this car may just be the car for you.

The car is available to be seen anytime during this auction in San Clemente, CA. Feel free to call me at 949-310-6262 from 7AM to 11PM seven days a week. The owners number is also available for serious buyers.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1500.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.
Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, the seller, to the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen transport company.
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