For Sale, 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder James Dean Tribute
Price $59,000 USD
Buy Classic Volks – here found this one nice classic Porsche for sale in Orange County, is a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder James Dean Tribute has been posted 25 days ago on Craigslist looking for a new owner. This replica was made by Vintage Motorcars to make it as close to the original car as possible, just finished a couple of months ago. the seller says is in excellent condition overall, and needs nothing to ride on. All looks perfect on silver with 130 numbers has been driven about 980 KM.
Details by Seller
This car was just finished a couple months ago and has had nothing spared to make it as close to the original car as possible.
It was built by Vintage Motorcars and had been a dream of mine that became a reality but I have too many cars.
Vehicle has exposed aluminum flooring and no carpet just like and original would and other touches such as aluminum inside doors.
Most of these cars have carpet on firewall behind seats but I wanted Red leatherette just like the original “Little Bastard” so we went with it.
The handmade chassis was powdercoated silver also just like the real deal 550 that James Dean had.
I drive this car on weekends so mileage will go up but right now it’s 980KM
Many different features on this car including:
-Four wheel drilled disc brakes
-CNC stainless custom emergency brake handle
-Orginal style banjo wheel and Porsche horn button
-Tribute vinyl 130 graphics and “Little Bastard”
-All correct Porsche and Spyder emblems including Nurburg and Wendler
-Period correct gauges
-Helicopter grade plexi windshield
-Front and rear Jack points
-Front and rear powdercoated suspension
-Aluminum skin inside doors and all aluminum flooring
-Billet aluminum pedal assembly
-550 side mirror and dash mirror
-Leather bonnet straps
-Black custom legacy California plates
-California title with SB100 NO SMOG
-Dual Magnaflow CB Performance ceramic coated exhaust system
-FAT Performance built 2180cc engine w/44 Webers (174HP on Dyno)
-SPG Roller bearing crank
-External oil cooler and fan
-PBS cable shifter that shifts like a breeze
-Wright Gearbox Pro Street transmission powdercoated and 3:88 gears, super diff, welded 3-4
-Yokohama tires on period correct wheels with alloy drum skins
-Adjustable front beam
-Bilstein rear coil overs
-Black California custom license plate RIPDEAN that is registered to the car.
And much more….
Also these cars are built with a bump in body just below gas tank that sometimes interferes with your space if your a tall guy with a large foot (this was custom shaved on this car) So no bump.
The drivers seat was mounted the floor just like the passenger seat but to gain some room for taller people and shifter was mounted almost 2″ to the right for extra room as well.
This car gets more looks then any car I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned many great cars.
It is very fast and very fun. Only serious interest please.