Porsche Spyder 1958 sold for $ 5 million

Porsche Spyder 1958 sold for $ 5 million

January 23, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The sports car Porsche 550A Spyder 1958 release set a new record auction house Bonham’s. The car went under the hammer for 5,170,000 dollars. Who is the buyer of the car is still unknown. Total Porsche was released 40 copies of the model, reports Carscoops.

The sold sports car became the winner of “1000 kilometers of the Nurburgring”. In addition, the car took second place in the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans”. The car is equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with four cylinders. The power of the unit is 110 horsepower.

The most expensive sports car in the world was sold in February 2016. Then for 32 million went under the hammer the racing car Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti in 1957 of release. The buyer of the car was the footballer of “Barcelona” and the national team of Argentina Lionel Messi.

The car sold at the auction is known for the fact that it was on it was set a lap record at the races “24 hours of Le Mans”. Despite the lack of seat belts, a car that accelerated to a record 300 km / h in those days was considered to be an honor run by such famous riders of the 1950s as the first British Formula One champion Mike Hawthorne and the four-time vice-champion of Formula 1 “Sterling Moss.