Beck is world-famous for quality, hand-made, high performance 356 Speedster replicas. In 1954, Max Hoffman urged Porsche to make an open, fair weather car for the West Coast. The "Speedster" was born and was an immediate success. Now, in 2006, one can still experience the thrill of driving a Speedster without hunting down an original or trying to put together their own "dream in a box" kitcar. Beck products have earned the respect of major magainze such as Car & Driver, Motor Trend,Road & Track, European Car and so many more. With standard features such as a 3" DOM tubular steel chassis, full leather interior, hand-laid glass, Sikkens paint and convertible top with side curtains, it is not wonder the Beck Speedster has been associated with high quaility craftsmenship and excellent performance. Click here to learn more about the Speedster.
Spyder 550S (Shown in custom Sun Burst Yellow)
The NEW Beck Spyder 550S keeps the basic design and spirit of the Classic Spyder 550 but adds a little edge and modern components. Using Beck's own technological developments, this version was designed to take the VW AP 2.0 liters watercooled engine. Separating it from the original are its standard features of a 5 speed gearbox, 4 wheeled disc brakes, a De Dion rear suspension, twin chrome rollbars and a wide choice of modern wheels. With a top speed around 140 MPH and superior handling, this car is a dream to drive! Click here for more information.
Classic Chamonix Spyder 550 (Aircooled)
In 1953, Porsche presented the 550 at the Paris Auto Show. The success of this car as a racer is partially responsible for the commercial success of Porsche. Weighing a mere 1213 lbs, the Spyder was a force to be felt on any racetrack. The car became even more infamous when actor James Dean was killed in a collision with a station wagon driving his 550 though California.
The Beck 550 Spyder is a high quality reproduction that is honest to the concept and detail of the original. Its chassis is a tube-frame near-replica of the original Spyder's with a hand laid fiberglass body. With its world class handling and open air motoring, the senses of freedom, total escape and relaxation are right around the corner. This 550 is a driver's car. Once described by Car & Driver as "the closest thing you'll find to motorized sneakers", we guarantee that there will never be a dull moment behind the wheel of this car. For more information click here.
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