Re: Anyone familiar w/ Beck 550 Spyder replica car? Is this a good car to get?
I've had my eye on a 550 replica for a while. From what I gathered, most people really dont buy them as a kit, that is assembled by the buyer. Most are 100% ready to go, minus motor and transaxle. Prices range, but expect to pay $20k min up to $35ish. Personally, I have migrated away from the 550, since it really isn't an everyday driver. very cool though. I still love the look of the car, but for $30k, i would rather get something i can drive in the rain.
If you want to drop some real cash on a 550, consider a Suburu WRX STi motor in lue of the air cooled VW type. From what i could tell, it might be a bit easier to locate a WRX motor than a tuned VW. the VW motors are getting pretty $$$ due to age and collectability.
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