Tag Archives: singer 911

Monkey Tests a Singer

18 Jan

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When it All Just Flows

30 Dec

Have shown the Singer 911 before, but never posted pics of their white one. This is probably my favorite to date, because of its interior. The subtle olive green is absolutely awesome. The only thing I’d do differently is the steering wheel. I know it’s a classic and all, I just prefer a 3 spoke to a 4. Other than that, this is automotive Nirvana.

On most of the ‘tuned’ Japanese cars out there, people take a more is more approach. Piling parts upon parts without much thought as to the final outcome, or whether the lines of one flow with the lines of another. Or tossing a bunch of off the shelf parts together into a stew. A bit like a paint by numbers collage. One part Brand X, one part Brand Y and you end up with a car that looks like many others you’ve seen before. The coolest ones out there, to me at least, are the ones where things were taken to the next level. Where a level of customization was done that separates it. Covering a part in leather or genuine alcantara to give it a more finished look (like the rollbar in this car). Yes, using quality parts is important, no question about it. But having a next-level car is about putting your own signature touches and making everything cohesive.

Interested in the extent of the detail work on these cars? Check out the video

Details

23 Dec

Anyone can order a part and bolt it in place. I love the details. The little things that only the one driving the car gets to enjoy. The small pieces that flow seamlessly with everything else, and inspire you to emulate the feel in your own project. I can’t think of a better example than the Tag Heuer chrono clock in the Singer 911. Analog Heuer chrono’s, and timers were often found in performance rally and race cars. Singer has incorporated a classic looking clock into their “old but new” 911. The result is a simple, elegant nod to days gone by.

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When OCD is an Attribute

20 Aug

We’ve blogged about this car before but it’s worthy of showing it in the element. The attention to detail is something many of us strive for when building our cars but few rarely achieve.

Watch the video and tell me that’s not one of the most sublime engine notes you’ve ever heard? Gives a Ferrari V12 (IMHO the sweetest note to not come from a musical instrument) a serious reason to turn around