anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

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anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby 993turbo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:18 pm

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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby danstern » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:44 am

The last time I read the story the car had a 547 Fuhrman 4 cam engine installed for the race not a pushrod engine. It also had a fully welded cage (not good for the street). Something is a little off on this one. Has the cage been cut out?
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby Dominic550 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:39 pm

I remember when that car was for sale in Sacramento for a while, I think it was on craigslist. Cool history.
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby Ralphc » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:52 pm

I believe it was owned by Jay in Sacramento. I think it has my old exhaust on it
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby EEricson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:42 pm

Seems like a pretty nice Vintage for $40k.

Here's another history written about 550-001. It's true the car was found with a fiberglass shell, but the owner had a different explanation as to why.
https://unobtaniuminc.wordpress.com/201 ... nt-killer/
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby Jeff » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:29 pm

This car was for sale in Oct/Nov 2015 - for $25,000. I wanted to buy it, but didn't make it happen.

It did race in the Carrera Panamericanna, with as I understand it an original Porsche 4-cam.

At the time of its last sale it no longer had the stickers on it, so the current owner re-applied all of those, and likely did a repaint first. It also had 5-point racing harnesses, and now it looks like it just has lap belts. The seats have also been recovered or replaced since the last sale.

The engine has been prettied up a lot (red paint, much cleaner, etc.

Many pages in this blog document the running of this car in the Carrera:

http://mitequila.blogspot.com/2007/10/p ... nning.html

This link shows the car in action, and almost getting hit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_r6_y380Ck

Someone buy this car and enjoy it...
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby danstern » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:18 am

It didn't run the race with this engine. They got hold of a 4 cam for just the race. That was apparently a condition of entry. But as you can see from the other story this isn't the original race car at all.
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby JRGilbert » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:11 am

I owned this car and all of the "new" work.
Built the front sway bar and replaced the race decals.
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Re: anybody know this Spyder? Thoughts on it?

Postby danstern » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:28 am

Not sure where the photos are from. The second photo in the ad is a famous one from the Porsche garage at Le Mans and has nothing to do with this car.
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