Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed – Featured Photo Gallery Page Two
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Carrera GTL Abarth Coupe and 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster 1600 Super
1960 Porsche Type 356B 1600 Carrera GTL Abarth Coupe, Ingram Collection – Handcrafted in Milan by Zagaato, this car, the eighth Abarth Carrera GTL built, has the first 693/3A engine. It was purchased by Carl-Gunnar Hammarlund, a Swedish amateur racing and rally driver who won two Swedish Grand Touring Championships in this car. With just under 11,000 miles, this car retains all its original panels and engine.
1958 Porsche 356 Speedster 1600 Super, Chad McQueen Collection – Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche Speedster is synonymous with the late Golden Age in Hollywood. McQueen purchased the car in 1958, raced it in SCCA competition, and drove it for years. He sold it, and eventually bought it back from collector Bruce Meyer.
1990 Porsche 962C, William ‘Chip’ Connor – Chassis 146 competed with the Vern Schuppan Racing Team. Driven by many noted drivers, including Hurley Haywood, Wayne Taylor, James Weaver, Roland Ratzenberger and Scott Brayton, it competed twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and raced at the 1992 Daytona 24 Hours. It is presented in its 1991 Le Mans livery.
1953 Porsche 550 Prototype and 1965 Porsche 904/6
1953 Porsche 550 Prototype, Collier Collection – This car, serial number 550-01, competed as a roadster in its initial race at the Nurburgring, driven to victory by Helmut “Helm” Glockler. At Le Mans that year, driver Hans Hermann joined Glockler in 550-01, and a pair of driver-journalists drove 550-02. Both coupes crossed the finish line at the same interval at which they started, but Le Mans scorers abhor a tie, so the class win was awarded to 550-02. After a five-year restoration, 550-01 won Best of Show Concours de Sport at the 2005 Amelia Island Concours.