A barely driven Singer re-imagined Porsche is going to auction.
Singer Vehicle Design has been building beautiful Porsches for 10 years now., and the level of attention to detail the California-based company puts into turning old Porsche 911s into modern classics is approaching legendary status. If you were to go on the 100+ order waiting list to have 911 built for you by Singer, starting prices are rumored to be around $400,000. And that's before you start customizing and adding options.
It's not a huge surprise, then, that this exquisite Singer-restored 911 going under the hammer with Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach is expected to command anywhere between $800,000 and $1,000,000.
This particular Singer is known as the "Mountain View Car" and is being billed as the "First Singer Reimagined 911 Offered at Auction." It has all the exquisite details we've come to expect from Singer, but built to a lightweight ethos. That means creature comforts such as the air conditioning, radio, and sunroof are gone, and sheetmetal has been replaced with carbon fiber. That also means a claimed weight below 3,000 lbs when wet. With such little weight to push around, the 390-horsepower 4.0-liter flat-six engine bolted together by legendary race engine builder Ed Pink can really stretch its legs.
The Downton Blue paint that's combined by Singer Racing Orange wheels, stripes, and lettering is a nod to the Gulf-liveried Porsches of old, while the external oil filler is a less subtle nod to the original 1967 lightweight 911 R.
Inside, the Mountain View Car is a minimalist's wet dream with its exposed and painted floor panels, prototipo-style steering wheel, black VDO gauges, and drilled floor-hinged pedals. The eye-wateringly beautiful lightweight carbon fiber bucket seats are finished with Tobacco Brown leather with contrasting Toast stitching, and there's more leather wrapped around the roll bar.
According to the listing, the Mountain View Car has "seen little use since it was delivered three years ago and has recently undergone an extensive Concours-quality detailing to ensure that it presents in pristine condition."
Despite Gooding & Company's estimate, it's impossible to know what this Singer 911 could end up going for as one hasn't been auctioned off before. What we do know is just how desirable they are, and that there's going to be a lot of money at Pebble beach this year.