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Epic ‘Malibu’ Singer Porsche 911 Up For Sale

Supercar speeds in a vintage body.

We’ve featured a fair few Porsches for sale recently here at DMARGE, but we’re confident you’ll forgive us for mentioning another; this one is a real doozy.

It comes in the form of a “reimagined” Porsche 911 from Singer Vehicle Design. Singer has a longstanding partnership with Porsche, with founder Rob Dickinson taking 911s and changing virtually all aspects of them save from the body shape, to give them more power and make them even more desirable.

When a customer comes to Singer, they’re given the option of selecting either a coupe or Targa-style body, rear- or four-wheel-drive and a 3.6-, 3.8- or 4.0-litre engine. Every other aspect of the car can be custom-specified for each individual customer.

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This 1991 “Malibu” Singer 911 – the 71st vehicle to bear the Singer name – is up for private sale now with RM Sotheby’s auction house. As with other Singer 911s, the body panels, including the adjustable spoiler and roof, have been stripped down to bare metal and replaced with carbon fibre in a bid to reduce weight.

 

This particular 911 comes with the company’s now-iconic chrome fuel-filler cap in the centre of the bonnet, along with Recaro sports seats upholstered in tan leather with Alabaster stitching, and an upgraded stereo system with full iPod integration from German-based audio group Becker. Becker systems can often be found in other luxury cars such as Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin.

But while the aesthetic upgrades make this 911 stick out on the road, the chances of you being able to get a good look at it will be rare, since it’s been given an upgraded engine courtesy of Ed Pink Racing Engines. The previous owner didn’t hold back when speccing their car, as they gave it the most powerful 4.0-litre six-cylinder beast with 390hp. Singer says it’s capable of propelling the car to 60mph (100km/h) in under 3.3-seconds.

Supercar speeds in a vintage body. Need we say more?

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And you might think, for such a salivating-inducing car, that it would have been driven a fair amount by its previous owner, so you’ll be (pleasantly) surprised to learn that it has just 1,400 miles on the clock since it was “reimagined” in 2016.

The RM Sotheby’s Private Sales division is now accepting offers for the “Malibu” Singer Porsche 911, but the starting price is currently set at US$875,000. A bargain compared to the $1.8 million Singer-Williams DLS 911.

Now, excuse us while we spend several hours oggling the photos.

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  • Chauncey Gardner

    Had a friend in California who owned a ‘58 1600 coupe in tan with red leather. It had been completely refurbished. This was in the late ‘70’s. I wasn’t particularly interested in it, but after several months hitching a ride with him in his VW bus to ski in Tahoe, he had me convinced. He wanted $5000. Crocker Bank had just started a classic car loan. I met with the appraiser who told me that $5000 was exactly what the car was worth, but he would appraise it for more so I could achieve 100% financing. I made the mistake over the next few weeks of revealing this to the owner. He ended up reneging on the deal. Didn’t have the cojones to tell me why. 6 months later he sold for $5500.

  • davidhunternyc

    I love cars. I am obsessed with them. Old and new. I was born in Southern California and, in high school, I loved pulling my Volkswagen Beetle into the driveway to wash it on warm breezy day.

    Fast forward 15 years. I moved to NYC to be an artist. I am carless and it’s killing me. I feel stuck. Trapped on this island with no way out. Rental cars are not the answer. They are lifeless. My only respite is to spend countless hours researching and dreaming about cars through this inflexible glowing screen.

    From the Toyota Prius to the Rolls Royce Phantom, all cars are noble expressions of human engineering, ingenuity, and creativity. For me, however, there is one car that sits at the apex of all others.

    If I can own just one automobile in the world it would be a Porsche by Singer. The Singer 911 is a masterpiece. I do not say this flippantly. Yes, the Singer 911 is a masterpiece at the level of Michelangelo’s Pieta. It is rolling sculpture. Every curve, every detail is excruciatingly crafted. It’s so beautiful that, upon a glance, Medusa herself would turn to stone.

    My hairs stand up on the back of my neck. My arms and legs go numb. My whole body trembles. I weep.

    In the end, I don’t know how I will ever be able to afford a Porsche by Singer. Now my dream becomes my nightmare…

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