the worlds most accurate hand made, all aluminum reincarnation
…as defined by Merriam-Webster is “rebirth of the soul in a new body.” And that’s the 550 Spyder, an authentic reproduction luxury automobile, reborn from a hand-hammered all aluminum body, custom fabricated steel tube frame and the soul of the original 550.
The 550 Spyder is THE car and shape that put Ferdinand Porsche on the map and it is usually classified as the most iconic and, arguably, the most beautiful sports car ever produced.
There is no fiberglass on this work of art.
We have re-created the venerable 550 Spyder with the same soul and essence as the original. Not a meager task. Three and a half years reverse engineering every chassis tube, body line, every discrete part. But, we have succeeded! We began by scanning 550-0090 (the last one ever built) into a functional 3D model. We built molds (called bucks) upon which we hand-hammer the panels. We used Chassis 550-0086 as a template to build our chassis. And we fit the car with original transmissions, engines, suspension parts – every part is either an original (NOS) or made from an original part.
Porsche built only 90 550 Spyders from 1953-1956. 60 years later, it is still one of the most coveted sports cars of all time. Originals are selling at auction for over $4.5 million.
Fiberglass replicas sell for $30,000 - $50,000 and they are fun cars, but they are toys. A Spyder Creation 550 is an exact replica and can include an original Porsche 4CAM 541 series engine, currently selling for $270,000. The engine alone has increased over 30% in value over the last few years!
Contact me to chat about Spyders, our build process or to test drive your next investment.
a treasure you can drive
The 550 Spyder hand-crafted tribute car.
Exact aluminum-bodied replica of Porsche's 550-0090
— the last 550 Spyder ever built
Hand-crafted chassis and hand-hammered all-aluminum body
Built using only original or specifically reproduced parts
Weighs 550 kg, exactly the same as the originals
Fitted with restored original Porsche drivetrains, choice of
push-rod or 4-CAM engine
Track and road tested for optimum performance and reliability