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Porsche 550 Prototype Coupé – Pictures & Gallery

Porsche 550 Prototype Coupé Pictures

Porsche produced only two 550 coupes, the 550-01 and 550-02.

The body of the car was completed in October 1952 with the whole car assembled and ready for testing in June 1953. It was finished in German racing silver with red interior. Taking cues from the original 356 prototype and with guidance from Walter Glöckler, the team added steel-ladder framing, a production based 1500cc alcohol burning type 502 pushrod boxer engine and skinned it with aluminium bodywork by the Frankfurt coach builder – Weidenhausen, who had built the original Glöckler specials which the 550 prototypes had been inspired from.