The 718-RSK Spyder

Recreating a legend

1957

Renn Sports build this Short Wheel Base (“Kurz”) Porsche Spyder – The RSK is born and debuts at the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hour Race – Driven by Umberto Maglioli and Edgar Barth

1958

A 718 RSK Spyder piloted by Jean Behra and Hans Herrmann finished 1st in Class and 3rd overall in this years Le Mans Race.

Behra also competed in the Targa Florio and takes 2nd Place. The following year the 718 Spyder clinches the overall Targa Florio win with Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel.

1958-1959

A 718 RSK Spyder wins the European Hill Climb Championship in both these years.

1961

More Le Mans success as a Spyder is brought home once again to win its class – this time with Masten Gregory and Bob Holbert behind the wheel

Further adaptations saw three 718 Spyders enter the 1961 Formula 1 Championship with drivers such as Dan Gurney, Hans Herman and Jo Bonnier all piloting these “Silver Bullets”

1961-1964

Despite Porsche entering a new car (the Porsche 804) the 718 RSK continued to be driven in Formula 1 by Privateers such as Carol Godin de Beaufort until his demise at the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in 1964

2003

Rob Lindsay who had previously build some fine Porsche Recreations of the 356 Speedster – sets his sights on building a 718 RSK Spyder of his own

2004

Rob completed his own take on the Silver Bullet, creating his recreation to a high standard including Leather Interior trims, mint green instrument gauges and even fitting the coachbuilders badges alongside the Nurburgring Badge received by competitors of the famous circuit.

2005-2017

Rob continues to enjoy building cars for his own pleasure and in doing so is also able to support other enthusiasts who also have aspirations to recreate a part of motorsport history for themselves.

2018

Now teaming up with Craig Hurran (ex-Formula 1 Renault Team) and Richard Gittings who is also a competitive single seat Championship Winner (2016), the collaboration now provides a complete turnkey car to exacting standards and detail – all to the bespoke requirements of discerning customers and tailored to their personal tastes.