Top Collector Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

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11. 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder (tie)
Sale Price: $5,170,000
Auction: Bonhams Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 2018
Originally a Porsche works team car, this 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder finished second in class and fifth overall at the 1958 Le Mans 24 Hours and first in class at 1000 Km Nurburgring. The 550A features a full spaceframe that reduced the chassis weight by 95 pounds compared to the 550, and another 65 pounds was trimmed from the aluminum body, resulting in a total weight of just 1,170 pounds. At the same time chassis rigidity increased and the suspension — with a new low pivot swing axle at the rear and more solid mounting points — worked more efficiently. This car was the second to last of only 40 550A Spyders produced and includes the upgraded 135-horsepower engine and 5-speed gearbox with a lower first gear for quicker starts.

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