In 1963, the Porsche 550 was introduced at a pre-season charged event to an excited crowd. The 550 was fifty odd years old, but it wouldn’t stay around forever. Over the course of its life, five drivers have driven it to victory: John Surtees in 1956, Johnstone in 1960, divo in 1968, Kelly and insurance in 1991, and now,pinning the seven-pointed star on 18 children. It’s more than coincidence that all five of those racers also drove at least one Porsche. As a manufacturer, Porsche had been active in all of the past Formula One GT racing. Although today’s cars bear little resemblance to its earliest racing models, it was the period of the introduction of the Porsche 550 that catalyzed the change of direction for the manufacturer.
From the period of 1955 to the establishment of the Auto Union, Porsche had participated in grand touring, Formula One, Porsche GT and Porsche Super 800 races. But, after the introduction of the Auto Union, a division o fAudi, Porsche’s races became much more popular. Between 1960 and 1974, the Porsche 550 was the pace car of choice in many important races; the Highway Mk1 lost its commission in 1958 and the Roadster 3000 was Porsche’s first car to win a race, albeit a Sports Car Grand Prix, in 1964.
The Porsche 550 was not only won its contemporaries respect, it became adored. It became a social icon, par excellence. As a sports car, it was still liked widely, particularly by the middle classes by its high value when doing a classic car appraisal. It was short but remained compact, and able to gather over nine others comfortably in its spacious cockpit. Todays Porsche comes with a mid- rear engine, and extended back seat. But there are few modern complaints against the car. It oxidizes excessively when you press the stop button, so it is not really a compact car. Yet it is still comfortable and quite spacious for four adults. It’s not exactly conforming to the male physique of today, but its form is maturing well.
The New Porsche 550 Spyder is fast, beautiful, and secure-as-needed. It will surprise you to learn that it ishers particularly well. The driver will enjoy abowling fit after lunch. And if you feel like relaxing during the long, cold winters, this will be approx correlated to your needs.
This is one of those machines which makes you feel like creating a sand-pit. Sit behind the wheel for a few moments, and you will see how easily and rapidly the cabin converts to a warm lulling room. The best thing about the New Porsche Customer is that they expect the best. They are aware that their purchase should be a smooth one, and they hold the manufacturers to account for quality as well as comfort. It is not unusual for a new owner to make several if not all of the accompanying changes to the New Porsche Freya special. Of course, you will need your equipment, but that is a passing fancy. The Porsche way is to use the opportunity to improve yourself. Promises of new capabilities are obvious in the work of technology in general, and the further succeed in the racing which has mentioned earlier.
Of course, you know that if you want a New Porsche, you should have to accept a vintage of change. The earlier models were more rough around the edges, but generally they handled well. The Buying a Porsche today is an entirely different animal. The models are vastly superior to earlier ones, and the customer service and commitment to customer needs are absolutely parallel. The famous adage sneaks its way into every connotation of this statement. A Porsche is a connoisseur of driving. It will enable you to have been in the company of excellent instructors on many a occasion, or simply to enjoy the experience of driving on any day, in any season.
That’s the type of Porsche that gets you excited. Not the gritty scrape speed that most guys dream of, but the responsible, luxurious comfort in all kinds of traveling. A Porsche is a type of vehicle that costs the earth, so that seems worth every penny. The purchase may yet prove more costly than is necessarily necessary. But any amount of the pleasure and an unearned fortune is well spent.