One of 39 Built, This Car Captured
Three Wins During the 1958 Season
WALWORTH, WI – June 27, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Porsche 550A Spyder ranks among the all-time royalty at the head table of Porsche history. One of these rare models—one of only 39 built and a three-time race winner during the 1958 season—will head to the auction block at The Daytime Auction in Monterey, California. Mecum’s annual event on the Monterey Peninsula takes place Aug. 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course.
The 1958 Porsche 550A-0141 Spyder captured three wins during its maiden 1958 season with driver Ernst Vogel, who just happened to be a virtuoso composer and professional concert pianist as well as a successful racer—not a combination you see every day. After its European racing tour, the 550A-0141 Spyder was returned to Porsche KG, reconditioned and then sold to Connecticut Porsche dealer and road-racer Harry Blanchard, who entered it in SCCA regional events along the East Coast.
Today, the car is owned by Porsche enthusiast Steve Terrien of Issaquah, Washington, who located the car in a warehouse in 1984. Throughout the next 30 years, the car underwent a fanatical comprehensive restoration that was done to exacting standards with such experts as the Kimmins brothers and the late Bill Doyle working their magic on the 550A Spyder. This breathtaking machine has accrued fewer than 600 miles of pleasure driving since completion of its restoration and currently presents in near flawless condition. This stunning jewel of a car will be joined by 600 other fine machines at Mecum Monterey 2018.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Aug. 22, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Aug. 22. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning daily at 10 a.m. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the auction, and a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
The Daytime Auction
Date: Aug. 23-25, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Aug. 22—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 10 a.m. daily
About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.