In offering this original, unmolested and intricate “time machine” 550 RS Spyder, Bonhams is privileged to present what is considered to be the world’s best-preserved, never-restored example of this seminal Porsche model surviving today.
There are inevitably some panel ripples, minor paint cracks, and scuffs and discoloration in places on chassis 0090, but these fall squarely into the category of utterly compelling fine patina.
In 2010, under the special awards category of the pinnacle-level international Pebble Beach Concours, s/n 0090 was recognized by the Pebble Beach Judging Committee with the FIVA Post-War award. One of the most highly respected members of the car collecting community has remarked that “people were all agog just to see the car.”
Porsche 5500090 has never been offered publicly for sale, and it has been very rarely seen. Its presentation at Goodwood offers a superb opportunity for Porsche aficionados to examine and appreciate this historically important and iconic piece of Porsche lore.