Porsche 550 Spyder Graham McRae

Hi,

New to this forum... so hi!

I own a Graham McRae Porsche 550 Spyder. It’s in immaculate condition with the Porsche 914 engine. It was built by Graham and his business partner. 

I was wondering if anyone had any idea as to it’s value.?

I also know that there were 38 built, does anyone know where most of them are? There really seems to be no information or posts on Graham’s cars since 2012 or since he shut shop?

Thanks,

Matt3D9207F7-5BA6-4475-AB67-D8DA5A230DEC

 

 

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This guy seems to be an expert. I've been leaning on his expertise and research pretty hard in my build. He says McRae took molds off a Beck and then corrected the rear fender shape to make his own molds, and made his own chassis. 

Since they are left hand drive, I'd imagine most are in NZ, Australia and maybe Japan?

Hi John,

 

id be happy to have a chat. 

 

Please email me a radicoolx@icloud.com and I’ll send you my phone number. Alternatively feel free to ask me any questions here. 

 

In terms of value, I be wove that a McRea with a 914 engine was recently sold by Shannon’s for $95,000. I dint know much about that car however mine also has the 914 motor, and it is a McCrea. I am not sure however if the Shannon’s car was actually hand built by McRea himself which if it was I would assume be accreditive to the value. 

 

My car, which I’m not looking to sell, but happy to sage any information about is unique to all other McCrea’s in that it is chassis No1 which is quite cool. 

 

Cheers,

Matt

 

 

edsnova posted:

This guy seems to be an expert. I've been leaning on his expertise and research pretty hard in my build. He says McRae took molds off a Beck and then corrected the rear fender shape to make his own molds, and made his own chassis. 

Since they are left hand drive, I'd imagine most are in NZ, Australia and maybe Japan?

I don’t believe this is true. 

As I understand it McRea took moulds off an original 550. 

 

He apparently looked at the Beck and thought that he could build a superior recreation. He set to make the chassis and the body as close to the 550 as possible. The space frame chassis in itself is truely beautiful.

When you see the two side by side (inside and out, and in handling) they are like chalk and cheese. What McRea and his partner achieved was a true work of art, and mechanically it drives and handles like a absolute go cart. I would recommend anyone to jump in a drive one of these if offered the chance.

Something else that makes the 38 examples stand apart from the other recreations is that they were hand built by the man that designed them (who was a successful race driver and engineer); there are only 38, there will never be another one made. 

The only way to put it is that it the McRea 550 is Special. 

 

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