This is a sad day.
Imagine this scenario: You spend well over six figures on your dream Porsche 911, only it's not just any 911. Instead of opting for a brand-new 992 model straight from Stuttgart, you invest your hard-earned bank into a 964-generation 911 reimagined by Los Angeles-based Singer Vehicle Design. For many, these are the ideal purist 911s thanks to a combination of factors, such as the classic body style and air-cooled engine. The addition of Fuchs-style wheels, widebody treatment, and the ducktail spoiler is the icing on the cake.
Everything appears to be going swimmingly and then, at least in this case, the unthinkable happens. That one-of-a-kind reborn 911 goes up in flames. That's exactly what happened to this one, currently up for auction on car salvage auction website Copart in Hartford, Connecticut.
Now, you may have already noticed the listing states this is a 1969 911T, which is a mistake. Road and Track noticed the error and reached out to Copart informing them of this. The publication also got in touch with Singer Vehicle Design to find out what the heck happened, who provided the following reply:
"Very sadly, an incident at a private residence resulted in a fire that spread to and destroyed a number of cars, including this Porsche 911 restored by Singer. Our sympathies are with the owner, who is understandably devastated and wishes to remain anonymous. As always we respect the privacy of our customers and will not be commenting any further."
It's painful, we know, and it only gets worse when examining the carnage in greater detail. Look closely and you'll notice the 4.0-liter badge, located in the grille, managed to survive the inferno, as did various carbon fiber body components, the hood-mounted fuel filler, and center-mounted dual-exhaust. The car's pre-fire body color and interior details are impossible to make out.
Despite the devastation, what's done is done. Not even the most expensive, custom-built sports cars and exotics are immune to fire.