The latest modernized and reinterpreted classic Porsche 911 to come out of Singer Vehicle Design’s workshops is a 1990 911 Carrera 2 (964 series), affectionately named Virginia. This will be the first Singer Porsche 911 customer car to be showcased at a major Concours event.
As with other Singer Porsche 911 models, the Virginia is a completely rebuilt car with modern underpinnings and a custom body featuring Singer’s now famous design touches. You can’t quite call what Singer does restomoding. It is closer to coach-building, given the man-hours they put in every project, the hand-crafted nature of their cars, and of course, the mahoosive price tags these cars command.
Singer Porsche 911 Virginia features a Cosworth-tuned 3.8 liter boxer engine with 350 horsepower, KW suspension, big brakes, roll-hoop, harness-bar, clip-on rear backrests, raised gold rear PORSCHE letters, as well as the ‘Sport’-looking External Oil and Center-fill Fuel caps. The car looks absolutely beautiful and is full of wonderful little details, which is why nobody would object to the cost of the thing, which is as near as makes no difference half a million dollars.
The Virginia will be showcased at at the third annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, on Saturday, May 2nd, and then in more “intimate” details at various exclusive evening functions including the ‘Chairman’s Dinner’ during the Concours weekend.
“Each machine we work with has its own special touches,” said Rob Dickinson, creative director and founder of Singer Vehicle Design. “As an example, ‘Virginia’ is the first of the cars we’ve restored that wears the full ‘Touring’ trim on the bumpers and rockers and is the only vehicle to date where a customer has chosen to align an exterior of metallic Fish Silver paint with Sand-Beige interior leather weave – but the true magic really comes alive visually in the ‘checkerboard’-esque look of the interior – we’ve used a slightly lighter suede to create a truly graphic effect. For us, it’s those nuances, personified by our attention to detail that matter most – because our mantra remains that everything is important.”