Articles: 10 Years And 100 Cars Later Singer Is Still Making Us Drool

10 Years And 100 Cars Later Singer Is Still Making Us Drool

Shayan Bokaie By Shayan Bokaie
July 6, 2018
6 comments

Photography by Shayan Bokaie

DEAR SINGER

“What this is, is a love letter to Car” James May concluded after his 2013 test drive of the 911 modified by Singer. That brilliantly summarized idea resonated with me (and probably you too) and since then dozens of companies have perked up in pursuit of creating the “Singer of this” or “Singer of that,” and there’s good reason their cars are described that way. While others have been creating the ultimate shrine to a specific car before Singer, you’d be hard pressed to find another brand with this amount of cachet and curb appeal.

The “Everything Is Important” philosophy, now iterated on over 100 cars, has elevated Singer into what I consider the most important and desirable category of them all: the childhood poster car. The baby boomer generation eternally reminds us of growing up with the famous Countach poster on their wall, and in just 10 years, 911s modified by Singer have become one of theirs and the next generation’s taped and framed idols of the automobile.

LUCKY NUMBER 100

Commission #100 shown here has been restored for uber-enthusiast Thomas Trissl. After commiserating together over Germany bowing out of the World Cup earlier that day, we discussed a more positive topic, his choice of colors and options.

Shayan Bokaie: This color is so badass. What was your thought process here?

Thomas Trissl: My first Porsche in the ’90s was a 964 3.6 Turbo in Amazon Blue, and I wanted this car to remind me of that, which is sort of why I went with the blackberry interior. The color is called Lunar Silver and you can see it’s got a touch of champagne in it so it looks good in the sun and in combination with the nickel plated color we have on the mirrors and caps. Most Germans opt for black on black on black, so I wanted to show a little bit of color.

SB: Such a beautiful contrast, really love it. What about your choice of engine spec?

TT: The four-liter was really for the performance. Yes, the sound is one thing but I thought this was a good investment because I plan to make the car my daily driver, which is why I also spec’d the luxury seats and had the entire car installed with a clear bra. I have a beaten-down 964 Carrera 4 that I jump in and drive it without worrying about stone chips or whatever, but this car is a little bit different! [laughs]

SB: That’s what we like to hear. We look forward to seeing it driven hard, enjoy it!

CHEERS TO THE NEXT 100

We’re thrilled to hear that Thomas plans to join the ranks of other Singer owners who regularly exercise these beasts and share them with the world. With another 100 cars on order and the highly anticipated Dynamic Lightweight Study (DLS) set to make its public debut this summer, it’s safe to say we’re going to have plenty to drool over.

Join the Conversation
Related
One Car And A Weekend To Spend In It: What's Your Ideal Road Trip?
16
Journal One Car And A Weekend To Spend In It: What's Your Ideal Road Trip?
September 21, 2018
How FCA Heritage Is Evolving The History Of Classic Italian Automobiles
18
Featured How FCA Heritage Is Evolving The History Of Classic Italian Automobiles
September 21, 2018
They Stole It And Gutted It. He Found It And Rebuilt It. Eventually.
15
Reader Submissions They Stole It And Gutted It. He Found It And Rebuilt It. Eventually.
September 21, 2018
Restoration Versus Preservation: A Tale Of Two Bugattis
44
Featured Restoration Versus Preservation: A Tale Of Two Bugattis
September 20, 2018
New BMW Motorsport And 2002 Books Have Been Added To The Shop
12
Gear New BMW Motorsport And 2002 Books Have Been Added To The Shop
September 20, 2018
The Bridge Is Quickly Becoming One Of America's Finest Car Shows
42
Featured The Bridge Is Quickly Becoming One Of America's Finest Car Shows
September 20, 2018
Remembering The McLaren F1 GTR That Won The 24 Hours Of Le Mans In 1995
40
Featured Remembering The McLaren F1 GTR That Won The 24 Hours Of Le Mans In 1995
September 19, 2018
Overloading The Senses For Six Hours At Spa
60
Featured Overloading The Senses For Six Hours At Spa
September 19, 2018
What Do You Think Of Ferrari's New Monza SP1 And SP2 Barchettas?
13
Featured What Do You Think Of Ferrari's New Monza SP1 And SP2 Barchettas?
September 18, 2018
GALLERY: Air-Cooled Porsches Gather In Germany For Luftgekühlt In Munich
45
Featured GALLERY: Air-Cooled Porsches Gather In Germany For Luftgekühlt In Munich
September 18, 2018
GALLERY: Go Behind The Scenes On Our Austin Mini Cooper & MGA Film Shoot
23
Featured GALLERY: Go Behind The Scenes On Our Austin Mini Cooper & MGA Film Shoot
September 18, 2018
When It Comes To Entertaining Historic Racing, The Winning Formula Might Not Be F1
28
Featured When It Comes To Entertaining Historic Racing, The Winning Formula Might Not Be F1
September 17, 2018
A Chance Visit To The Mille Miglia Led To The Restoration Of This Rare Simca 8 Sport
25
Featured A Chance Visit To The Mille Miglia Led To The Restoration Of This Rare Simca 8 Sport
September 17, 2018
The Legends Of The Autobahn Come To America
50
Featured The Legends Of The Autobahn Come To America
September 14, 2018
Taking A Perfect FJ43 Land Cruiser Restomod Up Into The Andes Mountains
60
Featured Taking A Perfect FJ43 Land Cruiser Restomod Up Into The Andes Mountains
September 14, 2018
Celebrating The Dino's 50th Birthday With Eric Clapton's Beautiful Contraption
39
Featured Celebrating The Dino's 50th Birthday With Eric Clapton's Beautiful Contraption
September 13, 2018
The Best Racing At The Revival Happens On Two Wheels
53
Featured The Best Racing At The Revival Happens On Two Wheels
September 13, 2018
GALLERY: Paddocks, 'Parade Laps,' And What America Has To Offer
86
Featured GALLERY: Paddocks, 'Parade Laps,' And What America Has To Offer
September 12, 2018

6
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
5 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
6 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
Jack BChad C.Andrew jamesScottfullyflaredd Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Chad C.
Chad C.

Franz smells like sour grapes ; )

Andrew James

real shame the photos are so dark/underexposed, not sure if the photographer is trying to be arty or clever, but it hides most of the colour and detail..

Jack B
Jack B

I agree. I have no idea what that color looks like. Some kind of pewter or graphite, I guess.

Scott
Scott

Beautiful choice of paint colors!! As always well done Singer – everything is PERFECT! 👍

fullyflaredd
fullyflaredd

As much as I love Singer I wouldn’t exactly classify it as a bedroom wall poster car. It isn’t quite outlandish enough in my opinion, a quality that is necessary for any childhood wall poster. Not sure 10 year old me would really drool over one of these, however late 20’s me can’t think of a more perfect car.

thielt1
thielt1

Are the interior and trunk materials two different colors?