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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    crayphile:

    I have decided to go for a Singer red colour after a lot of comparisons of the options. Too many green cars have been done now and I  (and they) wanted something unique, and also to go with the London theme. It's a Singer inspired solid colour  - not as dark and "maroony" as Ruby red and not as bright and "orangey" as say Indian/Guards Red. The colour will look bright in sunlight and deeper in darker light ( which is most of the time in the UK ). The default interior for a red exterior Porsche would be black, but this is not special enough for a Singer so we are coming up with something unique that will be probably be tan whilst bringing some of the red into the interior whilst being conscious of not echoing any Ferrari. The tan will give some retro feel, but we are working on sone Singer inspired interior patterns to make this a unique car. Here is an interior light sample - but its hard to capture the real nuances of the colour in different lights 

    Are you still with the Red & Tan color scheme? I wish we could just fast forward to the finished car. 

    But, beautiful, handmade things take time.


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    apias:

    Are you still with the Red & Tan color scheme? I wish we could just fast forward to the finished car. 

    But, beautiful, handmade things take time.

    Its still red on the outside but now with a very dark blue interior. Black was too mundane, and tan just did not pop enough somehow when we did the mockups and was somewhat reminiscent of a certain Italian marque. There will a unique stripe pattern in the interior. All will be revealed Smiley

     


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    excited to see it! 


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    crayphile:

    @Joost  - Here you go.  The car is now at a third party where the car's shell has been fitted with its carbon panels and then the ones that require bonding have been permanently attached to the chassis. The lights etc are only "dry  - fitted" at this stage and then removed. Once all the panels have been approved for fit and finish the car will painted before it is returned to Singer. Every step, and I mean EVERY step,  is hand done and to tolerances well beyond mass production cars - it will be worth the wait. For those interested the Singer website is updated and has photos of much of the production process.

    Cool, thanks so much Cray! Will have a lazy sunday afternoon browse of their website Smiley


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    I got the book. Simply amazing Totally on my bucket list, and red is my favorite color for cars...


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Should be quite the looker.

    BTW, have you talked with Futch about his? IIRC, he recently said in a thread that his Singer has had problems. I'd be curious to know just how reliable these are. They are very expensive and workmanship is no doubt amazing, but at the end of the day it's still a very unique and custom car without millions of testing miles on them like any OEM Porsche would have.


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    noone1:

    Should be quite the looker.

    BTW, have you talked with Futch about his? IIRC, he recently said in a thread that his Singer has had problems. I'd be curious to know just how reliable these are. They are very expensive and workmanship is no doubt amazing, but at the end of the day it's still a very unique and custom car without millions of testing miles on them like any OEM Porsche would have.

    Indeed I have. Futch has an early car which may explain some of the issues.


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Where do you get it serviced should there be a problem?Smiley


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Basically standard Porsche, so Porsche dealers.


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    nberry:

    Where do you get it serviced should there be a problem?Smiley


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    There is a specialist agent here in the UK who is authorised and trained by Singer.


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Whoopsy:

    Basically standard Porsche, so Porsche dealers.

    Better to go to Porsche independent shops, imo.


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Grant:
    Whoopsy:

    Basically standard Porsche, so Porsche dealers.

    Better to go to Porsche independent shops, imo.

    +2 my toes curl to hace a specialist Porsche serviced by a main dealer.


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    The panel gaps have now all been approved (Singer are rightly very particular about these), and the car is now being prepped to be painted:

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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Looking good!!


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    omg omg omg, THAT SHAPE angel Keep us posted on the built and progress! 


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Exciting - can't wait to see the final product!


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    seriously exciting kiss


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    BjoernB:

    seriously exciting kiss

    + 1 Smiley


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Gnil:
    BjoernB:

    seriously exciting kiss

    + 1 Smiley

    +2 Smiley


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    bluelines:
     

    +2 Smiley

    Only because it's white? Smiley

    Seriously, Cray, thanks so much for these regular updates... fantastic to follow! SmileySmileySmiley


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Joost:

    Only because it's white? Smiley

    Mostly... and because it is manual and manly.


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    bluelines:
    Joost:

    Only because it's white? Smiley

    Mostly... and because it is manual and manly.

    So, you like to pretend to drive Dr. Phil's car?  Smiley


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    This morning I spotted this car  close to my home  blush  It is, according to the Singer photo gallery , the only one in Switzerland . I have now seen it twice, the owner must be living not too far from my place ... I hope I can speak to him some day ....

    It is, to me, the most beautiful 911 road car , and I would absolutely love to own it !!!!

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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Stunning!


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Beautiful! kiss


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    The wider body really gives this car an aggressive stance. So Beautiful. 


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    Gnil:

    This morning I spotted this car  close to my home  blush  It is, according to the Singer photo gallery , the only one in Switzerland . I have now seen it twice, the owner must be living not too far from my place ... I hope I can speak to him some day ....

    It is, to me, the most beautiful 911 road car , and I would absolutely love to own it !!!!

    I completely agree with you. Rarely, if ever, has a design encapsulated the essence of an iconic vehicle in the way Rob Dickinson has with the Singer.


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    crayphile:
    Gnil:

    This morning I spotted this car  close to my home  blush  It is, according to the Singer photo gallery , the only one in Switzerland . I have now seen it twice, the owner must be living not too far from my place ... I hope I can speak to him some day ....

    It is, to me, the most beautiful 911 road car , and I would absolutely love to own it !!!!

    I completely agree with you. Rarely, if ever, has a design encapsulated the essence of an iconic vehicle in the way Rob Dickinson has with the Singer.

    agreed. You're a lucky man caryphile. 


    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    actually the singer is the 'real' 911 R


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    Re: Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design

    intouch1:

    actually the singer is the 'real' 911 R

    Now you're talking!  Smiley


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