1991 recreation by the famous Chuck Beck. Chuck started making them in 1982 and his 550’s are widely acknowledged as being the most accurately and solidly constructed recreations while capturing the very essence of the original 550’s giving incredible handling and typical Porsche/VW reliability.
The engine is a horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder of 1,915 ccs, putting out approx. 125 bhp. It’s in excellent condition. It’s fed by 2 twin-choke, down-draught Dellorto carburetors (which the afficianados rate better that either Solex or Weber) with chrome air filters, it’s fitted with an oil cooler with an electric fan, an oil temperature gauge and drives easily through a trouble-free, 4-speed, manual, gearbox.