UPDATE – Nov 11, 2018
New ebay auction listing here
A Porsche 550 replica is almost ready to be purchased right here in Australia. Queensland to be accurate. The original ad was found on eBay and if the ad is accurate, it would represent one of the first RHD cars to be constructed in recent years and able to be registered as a 1955 Porsche 550. How is this possible ?
Who can confirm is this car can be registered here in Australia ?
This model Porsche Roadster 550 Spyder represent outstanding value against an original which can make as much as $3-$4 million USD. The 550 is probably most well known as the “James Dean Porsche” as that was what he was driving when he was killed on the 30th September 1955.
Although the photos on the eBay ad show a LHD car, this car which is almost ready to be purchased is being built as a Right Hand Drive . It comes with front disc brakes fitted. This Spyder has original Porsche 356 Speedster rear drum brakes, Porsche gauges, original Speedster steering wheel and other genuine 1955 Porsche parts.
It will be registered as a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and can be purchased for a fraction of the original James Deans Spyder.