Rare Porsche 550A heads to auction!

One of only 39 original Porsche 550A is heading to auction with Mecum on 23-25 August during the famed Monterey Car Week

Ranking among all-time Porsche greats, any genuine Porsche 550A Spyder is worth its weight in gold. Although rarely found for sale, one of only 39 made will head under the block at Mecum's Daytime Auction in Monterey, California – and it’s got serious racing pedigree.

Clinching victory no fewer than three times during the 1958 season, this 1958 Porsche 550A-0141 Spyder found favour with driver Ernst Vogel, who just happened to be a virtuoso composer and professional concert pianist as well as a successful racer. Impressive!

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After a successful European racing tour, the 550A was returned to Porsche KG, reconditioned and then sold to Connecticut Porsche dealer and serial road-racer Harry Blanchard, who entered it in SCCA regional events along the East Coast.

Today, the Porsche is owned by enthusiast Steve Terrien of Washington, who tracked the car down to a warehouse back in 1984. Over the following three decades, the vehicle underwent a comprehensive restoration, performed to exacting standards thanks to experts like the Kimmins brothers and the late Bill Doyle.

Since completion, this seldom-seen slice of automotive heritage has accrued less than 600 miles, perfectly run in for the next owner! The Porsche is currently displayed in flawless condition.

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Important auction information

Mecum’s annual event on the Monterey Peninsula takes place August 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, California, during Monterey Car Week.

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after August 22, and includes admission for two to each auction day. 

General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Aug. 22. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning daily at 10 a.m. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the auction, and a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.

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