I've been looking forward to doing this post for sometime now. The Porsche 550A I've had for quite sometime but I recently purchased the earlier Porsche 550 to make this shoot. Both models are Maisto castings, they are fairly well detailed with the main flaws being metal flashing left in some of the smaller openings. You'll see from the photos below that all compartments open to reveal more details. This photo shoot is a lot of firsts for me, a lot of experimentation on setup, lighting and for the first time editing. I decided to blow out a lot of the white in the pictures due to the darkness of the originals and the many shadows I encountered.

Now for a little history. If the 356 got Porsche's name into the public, the 550 really put Porsche on the map in racing circles in the 50's. The 550 was produced from 1953 to 1956 with the evolution model being produced in the 550A which we see in the 1000km of Buenos Aires livery here. The 550A was an important step in the evolution ladder earning Porsche it's first overall win in a major sports car racing event, the 1956 Targa Florio. It differed from the earlier 550 with a lighter and stiffer chassis with a cowling fitted to some race models. Coming in around 1500lbs with a high strung 1.5 litre four cam flat four engine, this Spyder was nicknamed "Giant Killer".

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