Porsche 550 Spyder “Operation Caracas”
What began as a factory car, the Porsche 550 Spyder “Operation Caracas” the name refers to its mission to win the Venezuelan GP under Porsche’s racing team manager and head of PR Huschke von Hanstein. Following the race the automobile was sold to a local Caracas owner, after which it disappeared for several years. The car reappear until 1963, when it was rescued in Florida by Bill Benecker, an enthusiast who was then associated with American racing team and dealership Brumos Porsche. Benecker raced the 550 Spyder for 10 years, after which it went into storage once more before being brought out and restored by Brumos. Today, the car is still under the ownership of Brumos, where it regularly appears in top American car shows — take time to enjoy the imagery.
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