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Old 07-09-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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Lil Bastard's Car in Paris!

A friend saw this car in Paris and thought I'd enjoy pics of it... he didn't know we had a forum member with a similar screen name.

Anyone know what this car is worth?
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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It seems like anyone with a 550 (real or replica) these days has a James Dean fixation. I don't get it.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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Nice looking car. Thanks for posting.
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It seems like anyone with a 550 (real or replica) these days has a James Dean fixation. I don't get it.
50 years of hollywood drama written all over the 550 spyder..
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50 years of hollywood drama written all over the 550 spyder..
I've always been more impressed by the guys who could drive one.
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That is a stunner. How many originals left?

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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I have seen alot of 550 replicas but this is a slighly different version. they changed it up a bit giving it a hot rod flare, maybe thats why a lil bastard.

anyways 550 spyder replicas that look better than this go for $20-$30K new
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That's not a particulary good replica... the rear end is all wrong.

The Becks are rated the best by far, in fact they're better cars than the originals - chassis, brakes, engine, handling, faster.

http://www.beckspeedster.com/
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That's not a particulary good replica... the rear end is all wrong.

The Becks are rated the best by far, in fact they're better cars than the originals - chassis, brakes, engine, handling, faster.

http://www.beckspeedster.com/

becks cost 20-30k, the original P 550 spyders cost millions.. Why get a Beck when you can buy a nice 986 Boxster S...

Buying a beck is like buying a fake rolex!? posuer..
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becks cost 20-30k, the original P 550 spyders cost millions.. Why get a Beck when you can buy a nice 986 Boxster S...

Buying a beck is like buying a fake rolex!? posuer..
I completely disagree and I think you're totally missing the point of the car. There is no car you can buy from a factory that will be close to as much fun as a 1500-1600 pound Beck, spyder or speedster, including an Elise. You can't compare a Boxster to this car (as Porsche likes to do), it's a Cadillac by comparison. If you're looking for a real sports car experience at a reasonable price, these cars are possibly the best way to go.

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http://www.beckspeedster.com/ourproducts/550spyder.html

This looks pretty cool to me.
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A friend here in Jacksonville built a 550 using state of the art bonded/riveted aluminum over square tube chassis with full double wishbone suspension (copied geometry from Van Dieman FF) Hewland MK9 gearbox with inboard rear brakes (more FF stuff) and twin Webber 2.0 type 4 engine. Finished it off with custom made adapters that looked like the original Porsche drum brakes and 356 wheels.
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I saw it one time.
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He was a GS at NAS Jax.
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I completely disagree and I think you're totally missing the point of the car. There is no car you can buy from a factory that will be close to as much fun as a 1500-1600 pound Beck, spyder or speedster, including an Elise. You can't compare a Boxster to this car (as Porsche likes to do), it's a Cadillac by comparison. If you're looking for a real sports car experience at a reasonable price, these cars are possibly the best way to go.
Though I do agree the Beck Spyder is awesome and would be a boatload of fun. Aeriel Atom would be just as much fun if not more.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #15
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I have always loved the Speedsters. I think I will create one someday.

Great for SOCAL cruisin.

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