Video: The Unique Porsche Was Found After 35 Years Of Neglect. It Was Stored In A Container
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
American Bob Greene, owner of the Old Crow Speed Shop and a great enthusiast of vintage motorcycles, posted on Facebook a story about what he himself called "the find of the century." He managed to accidentally discover a Porsche 550 Spyder that had been locked up for 35 years - one of the rarest models of the company. It can be worth several million dollars.
- Robert Green was invited to a Southern California household to inspect a vintage motorcycle collection after its owner passed away. During the inspection, in a cargo container located on the territory of the house, they found a bright red Porsche 550 Spyder hidden there in excellent condition. Robert himself claims that this event is "like finding a unicorn and a Bigfoot at the same time."
- Green's friend Blue Nelson not only made a short film about the event, but also helped restore the history of the sports car. As it turned out, this particular instance with chassis number 0069 was released in 1955. The late owner of the spider, Les Gunnerson, bought it for $ 2,000 back in 1963 in Hawaii from then-owner Loretta Turnbull, who used it for amateur racing. In the 80s, Les completed the process of restoration of the rarity, but over time he became interested in collecting motorcycles. He packed a unique Porsche in a metal cargo container, where it stood for at least 35 years.
- Discovered in a container, the Porsche 550 Spyder is equipped with the original engine number 0075 - with a volume of 1.5 liters, it developed up to 135 hp. Judging by the chassis number, this is one of the last examples of the model assembled by Porsche.
As noted by Robert Green, now the car already has a new owner, but how much the purchase cost him is not specified. The auction price of the Porsche 550 Spyder can be estimated at millions of dollars - this is one of the rarest and most valuable models of the company. During the period from 1953 to 1956, the company produced only 90 units of 550 Spyders, but not all have survived to this day.