Want to own a Porsche unlike anything else your friends are tooling around in these days? Forget modern marvels, newer rebuilds and vintage recreations. Bust out the checkbook and spring for something vintage and truly incredible like the 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder you see here. We’re not going to say that Porsche hasn’t produced quite a few good-looking race cars with get up and go over the years, but the late ’50s 550 RS Spyder rides the line between race car and work of art like almost no other German driving machine does. As much a piece of history as it is a mechanical marvel, this vehicle is a marvel even by today’s standards. This 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder will be auctioned off during RM Sotheby’s Paris sale in February as part of the week of Salon Retromobile festivities. As one of the Iconic Cars of the 20th Century, and with quite a long list of esteemed previous owners, we expect this particular 550 RS Spyder to fetch quite a premium at auction.