Top Collector Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

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16. 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder
Sale Price: $4,900,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, Monterey 2018
The Porsche 550A Spyder was based on the mid-engine RS 550 Spyder, Porsche’s first purpose-built race car. It was further developed with a full tube spaceframe, rear support crossmembers and a new low-pivot rear suspension. The 1.5-liter 4-cam flat 4-cylinder engine produces 135 horsepower at 7200 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque, combined with a close-ratio 4-speed transaxle and a claimed top speed of nearly 150 mph. The sleek body is hand-formed from aluminum alloy and is similar in appearance to the 550, but the 550A is distinguished by louvered access panels behind the doors.

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