The Porsche 550 Spyder was imported to South Africa through Lindsay Saker in 1958 by Ian Fraser-Jones. This is where the life of our Spyder starts... Below is a photo of Quentin Fraser-Jones holding a photo of his father with a big trophy in the car from Lourenço Marques (Mozambique). Ian Fraser-Jones went on to win the "SA National Championship" in 1958 and 1959 in the little Spyder.
Quentin still owns the original fire extinguisher used to prevent the Spyder from going up in flames..apparently it used to spew some serious flames from the exhaust when started up ...
To me this looks like a work of art in itself...when last did you see such a beautifully crafted canister...the guys from way back sure knew how to put design and craftsmanship into everything they did. I miss stuff not being imported from a cheap and cheerful China factory.