Seriously, the attention to detail is mind-blowing.
Over the last few years, Singer Vehicle Design has produced many a wonderful restomod Porsche 911s. Were they not so extensively modified, it's likely the fit and finish of the many 911s that pass through Singer's facilities in California would be ideal candidates for high profile concourse shows. Alas, whilst they're not eligible for the Concourse d'Elegance, the latest pair of immaculate vehicles that have been prepared by Singer will still be shown off at Pebble Beach this year.
The first of the two Singer Vehicle Design offerings being presented at Monterey this year is what Singer's referring to as the 'Minnesota' - after the birthplace of the very lucky individual who's specified the car. And it appears the person in question had a very specific idea of what the owner's dream Singer 911 should be. Along with the subtle Gunmetal Gray and brown leather exterior/interior color combo, the client also requested some unique features, ranging from blue tachometer dials in place of the traditional 'Singer orange', to more substantial engineering upgrades such as a rear-mounted roll bar and a Cosworth-engineered 3.8-liter flat-six that should sound glorious when it's generating all of the 350-hp it's capable of producing.
Perhaps the highlight of the pair, though, is the 964 911 Targa 'Luxemburg' that's finished in a distinctive yet extremely classy color combination. The 'Deep Orange' paint looks like it could have come straight off an original 911 Targa from the 1960s, and the seats come trimmed in tartan fabric and navy leather (with the carbon-framed canvas roof coming in an identical shade of blue). As with all Singer 911s, it's the little details that count: for instance, one of Singer founder Rob Dickinson's favorite features on the car are the two air filter louvres in the 'Targa' metal hoop (factory 911 Targas have three louvres). It's a little detail, admittedly, but one that Dickinson is proud that only die-hard enthusiasts will genuinely notice.