Classic Car Spotting: Porsche 550 Spyder

As far as two-door, two-seater classics are concerned, things don’t get much rarer or cooler than the Porsche 550 Spyder. Built between 1953 and 1956, the car was designed for auto racing, at events like the Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia.
It’s got one of the most iconic shapes in the motoring world, but the racing design is efficient in its simplicity. That’s probably the best way to sum up why this is one of the most replicated cars out there, but what you see here is a true original, filmed at the 2011 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

But perhaps the main reason this is a sought after car is that James Dean famously died in a crash of one of these 550 Spyders, which he nicknamed “Little Bastard”. Makes you wonder why small roadsters aren’t seen as cars for men these days.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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