Porsche 550 Spyder #41 Sebring Race Track - Monochrome Series
15 of the Porsche 550 were built in 1953, exclusively for the purpose of racing and testing. The first two examples were built as a coupé, with a detachable hardtop. In May 1953 Porsche won the first race of the season at the Nurburgring with the 550-01 (in the rain, without a hardtop). The following month, Porsche took part in the Le Mans race with two 550s, finishing 1st and 2nd in their class.
In the successful racing history of the Porsche 550, well-known drivers took their place behind the wheel, including Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann.
This fine art print shows the famous 'red tail' Porsche 550 number 41 with Hans Hermann behind the wheel on the Sebring race track.
Today, the 550 Spyder is one of the most exclusive and expensive models, most of which are part of private collections and still used for classic racing today.
After the road test by the magazine Car and Driver in 1957, they wrote the following:
"The Porsche Spyder is a fantastic machine. It is fast and fiercely powerful, one of the most successful competition sports cars in history, and it has a personality no less complex than Dr. Jekyll's.
To drive it really fast, as fast as it's able to go it needs a driver with extraordinarily quick reactions and an exceedingly delicate bottom".
The Porsche 550 Spyder, the first Porsche in history that was build for the sole purpose of racing, encased in a modern art print in Pop-Art style by artist Stefan de Beer. This art print is issued in a Limited Edition (the biggest size only in 49 copies worldwide!) and is signed by the artist. Available in four different sizes. This art print is part of the 'Color Series' and can be beautifully combined with other art prints from this series. A special gift for yourself... or for someone else.
Want this art print in Grey Scale? Check the Monochrome series. SKU: WPA-P550MOUS.