The strapping men of Zuffenhausen only ever built 35 550As, but what mighty wee machines they were. Taking the first through fourth places in the '59 Targa Florio, the A-model 550s were a beefed-up and lightness-added version of Porsche's first purpose-built racing car. Steve Terrien, a former Porsche employee and die-hard enthusiast has owned this particular A (the '61 SCCA national champeen) since 1984 and has spent the last few years restoring it for concours and vintage racing events. We want to make out with it.
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