First, the, and now this: more good news for fans of the new Porsche 911 today, as Singer unveiled a really old one. A new old Porsche 911.
That’s Singer, the Californian coachbuilder. Not a singer.
To coincide with the Los Angeles motor show, the US firm revealed the fourth customer car to emerge from its unique customisation process; a process that involves taking a 964-chassis Porsche 911, and then filling it with many important shiny bits. Important shiny bits like a gearbox, some suspension and an engine. A new 3.9-litre engine, don’t forget, now built by Cosworth.
No word on whether this fourth customer car, now in silver, produces the 360bhp or 400bhp offered, but Singer told us the vehicle on display in LA “boasts a more sophisticated platform than past restorations”. Don’t forget, Singer doesn’t just bolt a new engine and ‘box onto an old chassis.
No sire, each 911 is stripped, cleaned, blasted and welded, before Singer replaces the wings, bumpers, bonnet and roof with carbon fibre versions, as well as fitting a roll-cage. The interior is bespoke and recalls the 70s and 80s – what Singer informs us is the “golden age of early car décor”. Obviously, minus the beige velour and smell of damp.
Prices for something this old and this cool and this new start at roughly of a quarter of a million bucks and rise to around 400 grand. And you have to supply the donor car.