Journal: A Quick Glimpse Into What It's Like To Own A 911 Reimagined By Singer

A Quick Glimpse Into What It’s Like To Own A 911 Reimagined By Singer

Ted Gushue By Ted Gushue
February 1, 2017
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Photography by Ted Gushue

Now, any sort of Singer sighting is cause for celebration–they’ve made just so few of them that you’d have a better chance of running into an F40 in a Walmart parking lot–but when your pal rocks up for lunch in one, naturally it’s going to raise a lot of questions. Edward Lovett is no stranger to the buying and selling of tasty kit, he comes from a long line of car dealers in the UK. But this 4.0L monster, in his mind, takes the cake. After our lunch I flicked on the recorder to get a quick sense of what it’s like to own and order one of these things. Perhaps we should do a bit more on it in the future? *Winks at Edward*

TG: Edward, what’s it like when one finally decides that they are going to be purchasing a 911 reimagined by Singer?

EL: Quite simple really, first you have to get your head around the price and the waiting time and then you just have to sit there and rationalize whether buying that beautiful thing is worth the time and the money.

TG: So it’s my understanding that you were initially going to be one of the first guys to buy a Singer, is that correct?

EL: Yeah, I think I was originally going to be in the first 10 of their original run. They quoted me a year long wait time and an awfully large sum of money. I was like, “Are you mad?” I just couldn’t get my head around it. So I stewed on it for a year till I saw them at The Quail in Monterey, at which point the price had gone up 30% and the wait time had doubled. It truly was a “You’ve lost your mind” scenario.

 

TG: What are they at now?

EL: Well, I think you can probably expect to spend anywhere from a f*ckton to a boatload now, but once it finally arrives it’s just worth every penny.

TG: When you actually go into spec it, how detailed can you get?

EL: Everything you can change. They will do anything that you want. This car, we spent months going backward and forth with carpet, paint, trim, the weave, different designs of the weave. They’re all so helpful there. They all believe each car needs to be different and unique. Rob and Russ and the team, they’re so helpful. It’s great just to be a part of what they’re all about.

 

TG: You come from a long line of car people. I think that’s probably an understatement. You’ve driven, I have to assume, hundreds if not thousands of Porsches in your day. How does this drive in comparison, in an honest comparison to other Porsches that you’ve driven?

EL: As I think I mentioned earlier on, this does everything for me I want a Porsche to do. The way it looks, the way it makes me feel, it’s quick. It handles beautifully. It sounds fantastic. Most importantly, and a credit to Rob, you get in it, and it feels like a 911, and it drives like a 911.

TG: The reactions you must get.

EL: Yeah, I don’t have Singer written on the car anywhere, but people look at it in the street and just see a beautiful blue Porsche. You can see the way they look at it. They look at it differently to the way they look at a 996 or the newest 991. The few people, they just know what it is.

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uptheorg
uptheorg

A car like this, with that amount of specification, should not need a wire up the middle of the console to keep the owner happy. I have to figure that wire is there to charge or link his phone to the car, but certainly it could have been docked more elegantly? Just sayin’

Glad I\'m not uptheborg
Glad I\'m not uptheborg

You must be fun at parties.
Ever thought that with such a highly customisable car that the new owner could have specified exactly what they wanted, and maybe they did. Just sayin’

Gavin Langier
Gavin Langier

Love these cars – can you please do a proper in depth video on this!

bakocaddy
bakocaddy

What a gorgeous car..

PieterA
PieterA

Love the fact that it hasn’t got Singer on it written anywhere. Tastefully done.

Leo
Leo

Any info on the specs of the wheels and tires ?

Leo
Leo

Thanks Thomas for the helpful info!

Thomas Donohue
Thomas Donohue

Those look like standard Singer 17’s, 9″ up front and 11″ in the back. Michelin Pilot Sport II 225/45 and 265/40. They are Fuchs repros by ‘Zuchs’/Fiske.

More pics of the car can be found on the Singer site – it’s the ‘Monaco’ car.

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JB21
JB21

I can’t tell, but owning a Singer must feel like, “Man, I made it!” I genuinely respect Singer 911s so so much. If I have to have one car for the rest of my life to drive every single day, I’d take the Singer.

Erick
Erick

Would be prime for a wide set of bbs Motorsport mags and sticky tires.

Matt Lmrnd

I m seriously wondering for a long time now, what would be Singer’s version of the 911 rally. Singer 911 rally specs, with a higher stance and some vintage looking rally rims.

Bradley Dean

Such a low key build. He didn’t even do the center colored gauge.

You need some S’s in these sentences though:

“You’ve driven, I have to assume, hundreds if not thousands of Porches in your day. How does this drive in comparison, in an honest comparison to other Porches that you’ve driven?”

thielt1
thielt1

That’s because he did the backdate style gauges which I don’t think include the colored center.

Sean
Sean

That’s fekkin spectacular mate.