1955 BECK 550 SPYDER (Porsche Replica) Only 459 MILES ON THE ODOMETER! COMPLETELY STREET LEGAL IN ALL STATES! FULLY MANUFACTURED REPLICA - NOT A KIT CAR! TITLED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS A 1955 BECK SPYDER REPLICA THIS IS THE LAST CAR IN THE PRODUCTION LINE FOR CHARLIE BECK VIN# XXX.XX.XX.675 The Beck Spyder is built using a 3 DOM tubular chassis. Several IMPORTANT benefits are derived from incorporating a purpose built chassis into their products. These include: retaining the original cars' spacious foot well areas (not crowded toward the center as in the VW bellypan version), a great improvement in torsional rigidity, and much better handling with a more solid feel. All Beck products feature a base coat/clear coat Sikkens paint job, applied in state of the art Italian down draft paint booths. Sikkens is generally regarded as an industry leader in paint, and has been an OEM finish on such marques as Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and VW. All Beck products are made using only the highest quality resins and are 100% hand crafted. The entire lamination procedure is done by skilled craftsmen with more than 20 years of experience making Porsche replicas. This procedure, while much more expensive, removes excess resin and allows for the creation a straight, lightweight body with superior strength characteristics. Specifications: Wheelbase: 85 [2.16 m] Height: 40 [1.02 m] Length: 146 [3.71 m] Width: 61 [1.55 m] Curb weight: 1300 lbs [590 kg] (Without engine and transmission) Standard engine: customer specific Front suspension: fully adjustable twin torsion I-beam Rear suspension: torsion bar with adjustable spring plates. Brakes: Front disc, rear drum and handbrake on rear wheels. Wheels: Chrome road wheels 15 x 4.5 front and 15 x 5.5 rear Tires: - 195/65-15 front, 205/60-15 rear [plus one spare]
Last of the Charles Beck Production Line before he retired.