Porsche 550 Spyder Owner’s Manual at Bring a Trailer

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Jim Alton
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Porsche 550 Spyder Owner’s Manual at Bring a Trailer

#1 Post by Jim Alton » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Cover.jpg
It's selling without reserve and the bidding's already up to US$ 2,500.

The auction ends Tuesday, July 17 at 1:40 PM

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/porsc ... -1955-nos/

It looks like all the pages are photographed--not that I would download them for my personal collection (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
 
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Re: Porsche 550 Spyder Owner’s Manual at Bring a Trailer

#2 Post by William Block » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:16 am

Be careful! BLOCKS-BOOKS.com sells a "perfect" copy of the 50 Driver's manual.
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Re: Porsche 550 Spyder Owner’s Manual at Bring a Trailer

#3 Post by Jim Alton » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:12 pm

The seller commented on originals vs. quality reproductions:

thomasandersen (The Seller)

Tasman54 one of the easiest ways to tell the different on repro 550 vs real, is the line in the golden Porsche “circle” on the front cover, on a real its not aligned and on a repro its perfectly aligned, I hope it makes sense, but compare the line under the Porsche script on real vs fake and you will see the difference immediately.


You can see that on Block's Books' reproduction:
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Granted, I wouldn't personally know a reproduction (presumably with a fake printing date--I doubt Bill Block would sell such a thing) from an original, but I'm not personally in the market.
 
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1965 Porsche 911 Coupé
1966 Volkswagen Type 2
2003 Porsche 986 Boxster

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Re: Porsche 550 Spyder Owner’s Manual at Bring a Trailer

#4 Post by Jim Alton » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:26 pm

It sold for $ 2,500.
 
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