Motorsports fans revere this car as the first Porsche specifically designed for racing. In 1952, a high-revving, four cylinder engine with four overhead camshafts was developed for use in a skimpy open light-weight body. This new type of Porsche was called the 550 and the body style was the Spyder. During the mid-fifties these cars proved almost invincible in the 1.5-litre class of international sports car racing and established a reputation that has become legendary.
The Porsche 550 is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the collector-aimed (100% Hot Wheels) Porsche 50th Anniversary 4-Car Set . It features an opening rear section which reveals a detailed engine. It was used three times before being discontinued.
The Porsche 550 Spyder has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1999||Porsche 50th Anniversary 4-Car Set||Silver||None||Gray / Metal||Clear||Silver||RR||19486||China|
|2000||Cool Collectibles||Red||White Stripes and '2'||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||22054||China|
|2000||Cool Collectibles||Metalflake Blue||White Stripes and '2'||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||RR||22054||China|