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Kaege Retro Porsche 911: Much More Than A Restomod

April 17, 2018
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Luis Chaparro
Luis Chaparro

Amazing machine!
I’m a Porsche enthusiast, a year ago I was thinking of creating the ultimate collectible piece for Porsche lovers and I come up with this idea: https://kck.st/2EhRWCV I decided to build a CNC Fuchs replica wheel for my self and now I’m sharing the project with the community. The project was posted on Kickstarter a few weeks ago to see the response from the community. You guys are free to check it out, thanks.

jeremy norris
jeremy norris

wish I could get an english tanslation??

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Jeremy, just click on the “CC” or closed caption button on You Tube. You will see the english at the bottom.

covclimax
covclimax

If you touch the screen, you get the option to show the subtitles at the bottom right of the screen.

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Sam Zhao

Every time I watch you guys’s video, it just motivates me to work hard. So that I could afford my dream car in the future. Thank you Petrolicious!

Blowing Two Stroke Kisses
Blowing Two Stroke Kisses

Neat car, interesting story. Did anyone else find it odd that half of the video is criticizing another builder’s choices, especially when it provided the impetus to build this car? Struck me as strange.

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer

I didn’t read it as criticizing Singer so much as merely pointing out differences in their approach. Singer does astounding work but that’s not to say their approach is the only or “best” way to tweak a 911.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

I don’t think that George was down on Singer. He says in the beginning that he admires Singer enormously. However, George Kaege, like me, probably like you, like the founder of Singer himself, cannot, himself, afford a Singer. And some people who could, might actually prefer a car like George’s which does not have, for instance, a fully custom motor, and can be maintained to a very large degree out of the Porsche parts catalog. Kaege, goes a long way in the direction of building a ‘Singer-like’ car, without pulling out all the stops.

phyzul
phyzul

There is an inferiority complex broadly displayed by Roger Kaege. This is very evident, and it is clear he feels ashamed and guilty for copying another man’s work. Even his logo is designed to mimic Singer’s. I felt embarrassed for Kaege to watch him try to desperately justify his work. Petrolicious did themselves, this man, and Singer a great disservice in producing and publishing this piece.

Xxx Xxxx
Xxx Xxxx

Like others have stated, I am not a Porsche enthusiast, but, this is a stunning car and effort on part of the owner. For me, this is a restomod done right with the owner’s fingerprint all over it. Congratulations.

JB21
JB21

This is super interesting, especially in contrast to the Singer. They are very different, but also very similar. Well, the more the merrier. A very cool car.

Mike Orme
Mike Orme

Superb all round. The car and the interview.

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer

As a life-long car crazy I’ve never really been a Porsche fan (there, I said it) but this 911 certainly blows my dress up.

B Bop
B Bop

Could not agree more … on all counts !

Peter Inshaw
Peter Inshaw

I get this and am heading down the same path with an Alfa I rescued. I think after redoing a few old ones, you realize that really you LOVE the style of old, the classic sense of design, but also appreciate all that a more recent car brings to the table in terms of everyday utility. To marry those two seems the ultimate to a car lover. Maybe too much race gas fumes, but the end goal drives us along. Cheers

Peter Costello
Peter Costello

That must have been so much more fun, I went through a version of this process on my 1965 911 sure that you are pleased with the results of your labour and that you continue to reap the rewards for the rest of your days.
Congratulations
Best
Peter

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Robert in LA
Robert in LA
I am beginning to understand why I like this series of videos so much. Roger Kaege built five bumpers for this car before he got the one he wanted. That fifth bumper was the one he sought. Whether he got the shape right on the first attempt or the sixth was irrelevant. There are few other places where people regard this behavior as reasonable. Yet, if you do this work, this is what it takes. Roger, the other commenters on this forum, and I know this. Most people have no idea. You all, and Roger, you understand.
Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson
Really outstanding Roger! I’d love to know how much this project cost to build. Then of course there’s one year’s worth of labor to account for. I’m sure the final number is nowhere near a Singer and how do you put a number on the amount of personal gratification you get from building something this beautiful with your own hands? I think the most brilliant aspect is the use of factory parts to keep the maintenance costs reasonable.I have to admit I prefer the look of the classic Momo steering wheel in the Singer but this interior is also fabulous… Read more »
phyzul
phyzul

Roger Kaege sells these cars. He has quoted EUR 350,000 (includes tax) plus the cost of a 993 donor (an additional EUR 60,000 at least). It costs extra if you want to customise the interior beyond what is offered in a 993. In US Dollars that is well over $500,000, which is the same as Singer and without any of the Singer customisation.

Ricardo Garcia
Ricardo Garcia

Wonderful car! Awesome in every single detail. Congrats!