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’55 Porsche Speedster

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55 Porsche Speedster

General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Chassis number 550-04 / 550-015 / 550-0030
Numbers built 78
Produced from 1954 – 1955
Body design Erwin Komenda
Configuration Type 547 B 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1.498 liter / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex PJJ Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Chassis/body aluminium body on tubular steel ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm and nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 612 kilo / 1349.2 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3600 mm (141.7 in) / 1540 mm (60.6 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2101 mm (82.7 in) / 1290 mm (50.8 in) / 1250 mm (49.2 in)
Performance figures
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6200 rpm
Torque 120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h / 137 mph

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March 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Aston Martin DB 9

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This little gem rumbled down Park Ave this afternoon at lunch just as I was getting my camera out of my bag – it slid down the street a bit so I had to keep an eye out so as to note the general area that it parked.  Like Jaguar of the past, Aston Martin does it right – please don’t tell me someone bought them up!

ADG is in the market for a new ride – this might suit him well;  It definitely goes with his blue linen Flusser jacket, tropical slacks, popped lime collar, and blue weejuns.  And LFG along for a great ride with Dad.  (photos swiped from

I think it all goes very well!!!

Many of the shops on Park Ave were having sidewalk sales – Orvis/Downeast has 50-70% off of some inventory – but most items were $49.99 on the sidewalk

Lots of Lacoste and RL shirts

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January 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Images of Christmas

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A walk around Winter Park and Mt. Dora Florida this afternoon and evening.  Hope you like them.  Merry Christmas to you All!

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December 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Poinsettias – Winter Park

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Here in Central Florida, poinsettias are out on all of the street corners.  They’ll last just until the first freeze comes our way.  Some can be salvaged and they grow into tall full shrubs.  This is Park Avenue in Winter Park.

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December 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Cool FJ

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This is one of the coolest FJs that I’ve seen around.  Parked off of Park Avenue in Winter Park on Friday.  Nice touches I thought.

Good lookin FJ

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December 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm

That vintage Porsche again

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I’ve been practicing some post-processes on selected photos lately.  Getting instruction from all the fine folks out there who take award-winning shots of just about anything.  I made some mods to the vintage Porsche that I post a few weeks ago.  I think I got some decent results.  But I need to get rid of the car in the background.  As ADG would say — Onward!

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October 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Faces in Places

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I had my  camera out today and went cruising around the city of Winter Park.  Stopped in a few places, had some lunch.  This one particular spot gave me pause.  I snapped quite a few photos in the area.

How many faces can you find in the trunk of this tree?

How many faces in the tree?

How many faces in the tree?

The neighborhood

The neighborhood

Do you supposed some spirits got stuck in the tree and never made it to heaven?  How do we get them unstuck from the tree???

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October 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Looking around

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It’s amazing what you find when you open your eyes.  Take a look around as you’r walking down the street – windows shopping or driving.

You could have saved

Mardi Gras Mushroom

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October 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Nice day for Speedsters – and summer must be over

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Out for a walk down Park Ave., in Winter Park came across these two beauties.

CA Speedster

CA Speedster




Passing by the shops on the Avenue, the summer wear is out on the street.  $125 madras shorts on sale for $44.




And I guess this guy is just barely trad . . .


Pa – boom -pa!  I’ll be here all week folks!  😉

Fits Like A Glove

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Maserati of Central Florida.  Took some photos there last year.  This one blue number was very sweet!

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June 10, 2009 at 5:33 pm