Last weekend when this olelongrooffan was out at the Daytona International Speedway, I spotted that funky Centro Porsche. Well parked next to was a Spyder replica. This one is not a Beck but rather a Thunder Ranch.
I spoke to the owner of it and asked him if it was a Beck? “No, I took my Beck home earlier and brought this one out.”
Yeah, the dude owns, not one, but two Spyder replicas. I had not previously heard of Thunder Ranch Speedster but apparently more than one company can survive building replicas of the car that Max Hoffman talked Ferry Porsche into building way back in the 1950’s.
He does however, have both of them for sale as is noted in the console of his Thunder Ranch. He mentioned he would let this pretty maroon one built in 2003 go for a cool $25K.
All in all, quite a pretty little open top play toy.
But this was the Beck Spyder he had out at the track earlier that Saturday. Of course it had to be done up in memory of James Dean.
This olelongrooffan loves the cockpits of these things and the half tonneau cover over the passenger seat is an added touch.
And yeah, seeing that “Little Bastard” was cool that day, even if it was a replica.
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