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Rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder #550-0069 uncovered in California shipping container


By: Jeff Peek

Wow, what a discovery. More like a rediscovery, since the rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder that Bobby Green uncovered in California recently was never technically lost. Regardless, when the Old Crow Speed Shop owner cracked open a storage container that sits high atop a hill in a remote area of Orange County, sunlight poured inside and a Porsche racing legend returned to the spotlight for the first time in decades.

“The find of the century … at least for me anyway,” Green wrote on his Facebook page on March 26. “And to think it all started by chasing old motorcycles.”

Over the weekend, Green released a short film—made by his friend Blue Nelson—about his encounter the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder.

Green, who on social media describes himself as a “designer, racer, restorer, dreamer, collector, entrepreneur, and antiquated thinker,” became infatuated with classic cars after his family moved from Oklahoma to Los Angeles in 1980 and he saw a 1957 Chevy cruise past. He was 10 at the time, and it’s a thirst he still can’t quench. Green owns dozens of cars and motorcycles and is the co-owner and producer of New Jersey’s popular throwback motorsports event, The Race of Gentlemen.

Green’s Old Crow Speed Shop took its name from his 1952 belly tank racer, “Old Crow,” which he has taken to Bonneville and driven 168 mph. The shop, he says, is more of “a coalition of pals that got together for one reason: to participate, preserve, and promote the art and activity of land speed racing.”

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