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Retromobile 2016: Porsche 550 Spyder could make £2.5m at auction

Published 04 December 2015

A 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder could make £2.5m when it goes under the hammer at Retromobile. The ex-Frankfurt motor show car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on 3 February.

Based on the 356, the 550 Spyder is one of the most iconic Porsche racing cars ever made. Designed specifically for competition, the aerodynamic 550 Spyder was launched in 1953.

It will be joined at the sale by a restored Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ – estimated to fetch up to £1.2m. Both cars will be among a handpicked roster of 60 cars.

Max Girardo, RM Sotheby’s Europe managing director says Porsche 550 Spyders rarely come to auction. ‘It is a real delight to be able to offer this important Frankfurt show car at our Paris sale,’ said Girardo.

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing

He added, ‘We are also excited to feature a selection of very affordable classic cars, ideal for anyone wishing to get involved with the hobby for the first time or for anyone looking for quality on a more limited budget.

‘For those new to the hobby, our team of specialists will be on hand to guide participants through the auction process and assist with expert condition reports.’

For further information on RM Sotheby’s Paris sale visit www.rmsothebys.com.

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