James Dean, easily one of the most iconic men of the 20th century, was a huge fan of both 2 and 4 wheeled motor vehicles.
It saddens me that I can’t think of a single modern actor who possesses the same gasoline powered spirit of Paul Newman, Steve McQueen or James Dean. Not even one.
The Porsche 550 Spyder is right near the top of my “must-have” list. Sadly, the prohibitive costs involved are probably going to make that impossible however I do have my eye on some of the modern 550s built by companies like Beck Speedster.
“Little Bastard” was James Dean’s nickname for his Porsche 550 Spyder, it was to be his undoing as an accident in the car killed him in 1955.