Up for auction is this Beck 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder replica finished in a Silver Blue Metallic paint color over a black interior. This example is said to have been custom-built by Beck in 1994 for its original owner who has kept the car to this day. The car was eventually moved to the owner's summer home in Florida, however it remains registered in Maine as a 1955 Porsche. It features lightweight fiberglass bodywork over a custom tubular steel frame and is powered by a 1915cc flat-four Volkswagen engine rated at 125 HP. Currently located in Florida, this Beck Spyder is now being offered on behalf of its original owner out of Maine, with just over 7k miles displayed on the odometer.
The Silver Blue Metallic paint is said to have been preserved in excellent overall condition with very few cosmetic imperfections (images are provided in the photo gallery). Some noteworthy features include a center-fill hood with a Beck front emblem, a twin-grille rear decklid, a single driver’s side exterior mirror, and 5.5 x 15” steel wheels on all four corners. The tires are said to be in good conditon, altouhgh they are reported to be older. This Spyder is also accompanied by a tonneau cover and soft-top with side curtains.
The cabin is appointed with black carpeting and leather bucket seats with lap belts. The painted dashboard houses analog Porsche-style instruments, and other details include Beck floormats and a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. The seller reports all gauges to be working properly.
Power comes from an air-cooled 1915cc flat-four engine with dual Weber carburetors. The engine is said to have been sourced from a 1967 Volkswagen and rebuilt by Beck. A claimed output of 125 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual VW gearbox that was also refurbished by Beck during the initial build. Other features include a 12-volt alternator, rear drum brakes, and a rebuilt Karmann Ghia front suspension with disc brakes. Routine maintenance is said to have been kept up to date by the original owner and this Beck is said to be in fantastic driving condition.
This sale will include a set of 2 keys, some service records, a tonneau cover, a soft-top with matching side curtains, a bill of sale, and a Maine registration. Offering up a visceral lightweight driving experience paired with the iconic looks of the 550 Spyder, this Beck replica presents a very special opportunity.