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James Dean & his Porsche 550 Spyder

The 50th anniversary of Porsche’s iconic 911 car brings us a timely reminder of James Dean and his passion for his Porsche 550 Spyder. James Dean died on a California highway near Paso Robles when his speeding Porsche Spyder crashed head-on with an approaching vehicle. It was September 30, 1955, James Dean was just twenty-four and his untimely end cemented his image as the king of cool and the icon of teenage disillusionment. “Dream as if...

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