In 2012, Singer Vehicle Design arrived on the automotive market with a breathtaking creation: a fully restored Porsche 911 964, but also modified to give it the appearance of a classic 911. Although very expensive, this model quickly gained respect among collector vehicle enthusiasts due to its level of quality and attention to detail. Unfortunately, we are at the end of the road, because Singer has just announced that production of the classic 911 will be discontinued.
In an interview with British media Top Gear, Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer Vehicle Design, confessed that he originally didn’t plan to build that many classic 911s. What was initially a simple personal project quickly turned into a real company recognized worldwide by vintage car enthusiasts.
The perfect Porsche 911
One of the particularities of the Singer is that it combines the aesthetic elements of several generations of the 911 to create the perfect Porsche, according to the manufacturer. Starting with a 964 model as a starting point, that is to say the Porsche 911 marketed between 1989 and 1993, Singer reviewed everything, starting from the fenders, up to the motorization to finish with a unique model and entirely personalized according to requirements of its owner. Obviously, the bill for this car – which is built by hand – is very expensive. For reference, in 2020, a Singer 911 sold in Montreal for a whopping $1.4 million.
During the interview, Mr. Dickinson explained that in his view, the production of 450 copies was sufficient, as it will allow this model to preserve a good value in the market of old cars. He adds that to him, his clients are of monumental importance and that he must ensure that their investment is well protected.
It’s time to move on to another call
However, at the time of this writing, it was impossible to order a classic Singer 911, because production has officially ended. The company now says it wants to focus on other projects, such as the Turbo Study which it unveiled in February 2022. It’s a model that pays homage to the very first 911 Turbo 930 introduced during the 1970s.
However, it is not yet clear when Singer will begin construction of the first copy. One thing is certain, there must already be well-heeled consumers who are eagerly awaiting their Singer Turbo.
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