Air-cooled Porsche 911s are beautiful by themselves, but Singer's work accentuates the iconic style.
Singer Vehicle Design has a masterful ability to reimagine Porsche 911s into rolling works of art that would even make the iconic cars’ original creators green with envy. With just over 60 restorations since 2009, Singer’s work is still a fairly rare sight, though. However, visitors can check out two of its recent creations for clients in Florida at the upcoming Amelia Island Concours from March 10 through 12.
Singer’s Miami commission is the firm’s first restoration to feature a sunroof. Painted in Light Ivory white, this 911 aims a little more towards comfort than outright speed. Inside, there are four-way adjustable Touring seats with intricate details like brass grommets. A black-leather-covered dashboard adds to the luxury, and the rest of the interior panels feature Warm Chocolate brown leather. Matching woven leather adorns rear seats, and their alabaster stitching evokes the exterior color. The car is absolutely gorgeous.
The Florida commission is also on display at the Amelia Island Concours, and it has sporty demeanor that’s more common among Singer’s restorations. The Hemingway Blue exterior and Bahama Yellow lettering give the car a retro vibe. The Sand Beige interior has a weave that mixes leather and suede, which looks timeless on this vintage-inspired ride.
The Florida commission has been done for over a year, and has proven to be quite a performer. During the 2016 Sun Valley Road Rally, the owner was able to push the coupe up to 176.2 miles per hour. A highly tuned 4.0-liter air-cooled flat six with 390 horsepower makes such speeds possible.
“Our owners’ tastes and special wishes are what makes every commission unique and exciting,” says Rob Dickinson, founder and creator of Singer Vehicle Design, said in the announcement about the cars being at the Amelia Island Concours. Visitors at the event should enjoy getting to see that passion for craftsmanship.
Gallery: Singer Vehicle Designs at Amelia Island Concours
SOUTHEAST SHINES FOR SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN
09/03/17 from Singer Vehicle DesignPrint this page
SOUTHEAST SHINES FOR SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN -- As Two Florida-based Commissions from Singer are Displayed at Amelia Island Concours
LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2017 – Singer Vehicle Design returns to the Amelia Island Concours, March 10-12, 2017 for a second year. Two unique customer commissions that reside in the Southeast are on display. Both the Miami and Florida commissions are recent examples of Singer’s work blending historical 911 DNA with unique perspectives and the bleeding edge of modern automotive dynamic ability. Each is a love letter to a golden air-cooled era.
As the success of the brand continues to grow on a global level, Singer has broadened its client base in North America. A number of east coast commissions have been recently delivered to owners from Toronto and Boston, down to Atlanta and Florida. The two Florida-based cars invited to Amelia Island demonstrate the extent to which the client’s personal vision impacts the nature of the collaboration with Singer.
“Our owners’ tastes and special wishes are what makes every commission unique and exciting,” says Rob Dickinson, founder and creator of Singer Vehicle Design. “The best part of the journey remains the relationship we build with our customers from day one and throughout the entire process and beyond – it’s like creating a masterpiece with their own personality at the heart.”
With more than 60 restorations delivered globally since 2009, the company maintains a bond with each owner – many of whom have become brand ambassadors. Dickinson notes that the company’s incredible customers are passionately obsessive in what they seek and every aspect of the car must reflect that same fanatical level of attention to detail their owners envision.
The Miami commission is the first restoration by Singer to include a sunroof – perfectly camouflaged within its Light Ivory exterior. The vehicle has a touring style, complete with 4-way adjustable touring seats sporting brass grommets and folding rear seats -- wrapped in warm chocolate brown leather weave interior with alabaster stitching. The black leather dash complements piano black front seatbacks, while all interior panels remain in chocolate brown leather. Externally, the aluminium fuel center-fill and external oil filler add to the distinctive appeal, along with white nickel wheel barrels, racing red calipers and nickel bumperettes.
The Florida commission returns to Amelia Island following an authoritative role in the 2016 Sun Valley Road Rally, where its owner personally drove this 4-liter, 390hp machine in the ‘no speed limit’ charity event and reached 176.2 mph along a closed area 2-mile stretch. The Hemingway Blue, Florida commission has a leather interior in sand beige with a suede mix weave and alabaster stitching. Outside, Bahama Yellow lettering and matching calipers, as well as white nickel wheel barrels and wheel centers, finish off the polished yet aggressive stance of a gentleman’s racecar for the road.
Both vehicles are fitted with bespoke Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and Michelin tires, along with a 4-liter, flat six air-cooled engine, specially developed for Singer by famed Ed Pink Racing Engines. The unique sound of a big-hearted, normally-aspirated flat-six, working its way through a precisely honed six-speed gearbox and making big power at high rpm is an intrinsic part of the emotional experience.
Singer Vehicle Design was founded in 2009 and has, from the outset, pursued the philosophy that “Everything is Important.” Combining our own unique perspective with our clients’ sources of inspiration, each vehicle is a unique commission, which is Restored, Reimagined and Reborn over more than four-thousand hours of work. More than sixty commissions have now been completed for Porsche owners in markets such as Hong Kong, Russia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, the UK and of course, the US.
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Singer Vehicle Design (SVD) restores and modifies existing Porsche® automobiles for its customers all over the world. Singer does not manufacture or sell automobiles. SVD is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc. or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG. The Porsche® name and crest are trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only.
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