Canadian seeking 550 replica

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Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby MGA-TO-240Z » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:49 am

Hi folks. I'm brand spanking new here and figure my first post should address the reason that I've joined. I want to become a 550 owner.

The process seems fairly straight forward south of the border, but I assure you, it isn't quite so simple in Canada. From what I've been able to determine I can buy one from the US, BUT it must have been completed and first registered 15+ years prior to importing it.

So, I'm looking for one that is already in Canada or one in the US that is documented to be older than 15 years.

Any leads are appreciated.
Sadly, WITHOUT a Beck 550. So far.
I'm in Canada and would love to find
one for sale here.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby EEricson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:38 pm

Good luck, we'll keep our eyes peeled.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby RBP » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:04 am

Welcome to the site, where are you located?
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby egrant5329 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:58 am

Welcome to the group.
I noticed your MGA to 240Z name. I was always a fan of the Datsuns. I had a in high school 76 and later a 75 280Z, which I sold before I purchased my 550 spyder. I wanted something that wouldn't rust! Boy that L28 engine could really take a beating.
I also really like the MGAs. If you are on the Montreal side of things, the British Invasion in Stowe VT is a great place to bring the MGA.
Good luck with the search.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby MGA-TO-240Z » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks for the friendly welcoming comments and replies! I'm in Calgary. I've had many Z cars over the years, but have none now. I'm actually on the hunt for a nice 240 though, as well as the 550. And I currently have a couple of 1960 MGAs, but I'm selling one of them to make room in the garage for a 550. I only have so much space!
Sadly, WITHOUT a Beck 550. So far.
I'm in Canada and would love to find
one for sale here.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby EEricson » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:56 pm

I think in 1955-6 the MGA and the Spyders would have raced in the same class. Both new offerings from their respective manufacturers. Both stunning, timeless shapes. Both 1500 CC.

No contest on the track though: The MGA was 70 hp in 2000 pounds, vs 110hp in 1300(ish) for the Porsche.

28 pounds per hp vs 12.

Just imagine how the 550 most have looked to the race/car fan of 1955 . . . like something from another planet.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby MGA-TO-240Z » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:38 am

I hadn't considered them racing together, but those are good points. Power advantage and the mid engine design made for superior handling. Faster in the straights and corners.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby Altrick » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:18 am

Hi MGA - I have a 1986 Beck that I've decided to put on the market from Georgia USA. It was first registered in the US in 1986 and I've had it since 2009. I'm waiting to hear back from the local Porsche Club members who may be interested
in it. Not sure how to upload pictures here if you're interested in taking a look.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby albaran » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:47 am

What a coincidence. I also have an MGA and Spyder. I love to drive them both but the MGA is like a limo compared to the Spyder.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby MGA-TO-240Z » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:57 pm

Altrick wrote:Hi MGA - I have a 1986 Beck that I've decided to put on the market from Georgia USA. It was first registered in the US in 1986 and I've had it since 2009. I'm waiting to hear back from the local Porsche Club members who may be interested
in it. Not sure how to upload pictures here if you're interested in taking a look.
Rick


Rick, if you PM me you can attach photos. Much appreciated.
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby MGA-TO-240Z » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:00 pm

albaran wrote:What a coincidence. I also have an MGA and Spyder. I love to drive them both but the MGA is like a limo compared to the Spyder.


I am more than a little jealous of your shop! The (Dove?) grey looks great with the maroon interior. I'm guessing you have blue spears on the 550?
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Re: Canadian seeking 550 replica

Postby Altrick » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:49 am

Here's a few - Prefer email if interested.
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