Porsche 550 718 RSK 356 Style Bespoke Alloy Car - Hand Made
Price: US $15,500.00 Item location: North Miami Beach, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: Other
- Year: 1953
- Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed Want to buy? Contact seller!
1953 Porsche OtherThis auction is for a bespoke, andmade, orsche 550 style aluminum car. Please read the description.
In 2012 I decided that I wanted a Porsche Spyder from the 1950s. The perspectives of buying one were, s you can imagine, ery close to 0. So, fter doing some research and finding out that the technology required was available to me, went straight to work: I didn't really knew what I had gotten into; after a year and a half I could call my first car finished. It was a crude, aw creation. The body was made using only a hammer, nd welded using a mig spool gun. While the results where what you could expect from this methods, nd very little experience, loved my car, nd was really sorry when I had to sell it to continue funding my project.
This is the car:
And here is a 16mm film I shot of it at the local racetrack:
Heres another video with the first car:
Once the car was finished I knew I wanted to do another one, o I started to make some changes to the wooden buck I had built, nd at the same time to try to find a costumer to buy the first car or commission one. It took several months, n which I almost thought that I would never be able to build a second car. But finally the right costumer. I got an order for not one, ut three cars. From that point I have built four bodies for one costumer in the US, nd a completed car for another one in the UK. That is the car on these pictures:
I has been an amazing learning process that has brought me a new life. Building cars is now my sole occupation.
About the car:
Chassis: Mild steel, ig welded tubular structure
Body: Aluminum alloy, and formed and Oxy Acetylene welded.
Front suspension: VW beam
Rear suspension: Zero Roll, ormula Vee derived monoshock. This elegant and simple solution eliminates the wheel tuck problems of swing axle transaxles.
Engine and Transaxle: Mid mounted, s in the Porsche 550 Spyder. VW Type 1, r Porsche 356 or 912 engines and transaxles.
Configuration: One or two seats. Open spyder body or Coupe. We are currently working on the wooden buck for our first closed car. Work on the actual body is expected to start in mid February. We are accepting orders for the second body in this style.
What is included in your purchase:
One set of chassis, npainted exterior aluminum body, loors, luminum interior panels,, wo aluminum seats, tainless steel fuel tank without cap.
What is not included:
Everything else needed to finish the car. Engine, ransaxle, hifter, lectrical system, ear shock, ront vw suspension, rakes, heels, nbsp;pedals, ll fuel accesories, auges. etc.>What does this mean:
I only sell you what I build with my own hands. Anything else will be purchased by you directly. I will guide you through the purchase process, ut I dont make any money from you on parts. This will ensure that you get exavctly what you pay for, nd that you can build you car to your taste and budget. The cost of this parts can range from a 5 to 6 thousand dollars if you go with VW parts to a lot more if you use Porsche parts. I will be happy to go over this costs with you.
Where and when will my car be built?:
I operate a two person workshop in Villa De Leyva, olombia. A beautiful, eaceful, olonial town. Dont take my word for it, ead it yourself:
Costumers from the UK and the USA have visited the workshop, nd had a great time in Colombia. They are safely back home, n case you are wondering. As a costumer you will be welcome to visit our workshop and we we will make shure you have a great time with us.
Delivery time is 6 months from the order time.
Who will finish my car?
There are several options. I can do it, ou can do it, r someone you hire can do it. It is not a complicated process, ut it goes a lot easier if you have some VW/Porsche mechanic experience.
Shipping will be done by boat from Cartagena Colombia, nbsp;to your nearest port. We have some information on shipping costs, hat I will share with you during the ordering process. If two or more orders are received from the same country or continent shipping costs can be shared, ince several cars fit on a container.
and finally, RICE:
The price for a Spyder set of body and chassis is 15500 USD.The price for a coupe set of body and chassis is 20000 USD.
Please ask about options, ike roll bars, inish on the body or paint, tc.
Payments are done monthly as progress is made on your car.
Some small print: I will sell you a set of parts. You will be liable in the event you decide to build a car with them, or any use you give to it, nd any harm you may cause yourself or others with it. A written agreement will be signed before delivery.
Our first rule has been to always make a car better than the previous one. You will get our best work to date.Thank you for reading, nd have a great day.
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