This Super Rare Porsche Spyder Can Now Be Yours

Only 90 of these classic beauties were ever built.
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There’s plenty to love about Porsche’s newest offerings like the upcoming all-electric Taycan or next year’s 911. But the most expensive Porsches are the classic collectibles like this 1956 550 RS Spyder that’s set to hit Sotheby’s auction block in Paris.

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Equal parts race car and work of art, the 550 RS Spyder is a prime example of vintage Porsche engineering, design and style. Topless with big curves and minimalist streamlining on the body and in the gut, this was a driver’s car and the height of German performance in the era.

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There’s also some fascinating history attached to this particular vintage of Porsche. James Dean’s 550 RS Spyder—the one that he died in—has been deemed cursed by historians. 

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Curse or not, celebrities still love these rare, classic cars. Jerry Seinfeld sold his blue 550 for $5.3 million. Pharrell grabbed one recently and Ralph Lauren added one to his world-renowned car collection too.

With a 1957 model having gone for $4.9 million earlier this year at Sotheby’s Monterey, the final price when the gavel falls at the Paris auction in February 2019 could be well over $5 million. 

The ghost of James Dean costs extra.