Singer Luxemburg Porsche 911 Targa
Singer will be bringing two of their Porsche 911s reimagined to the Quail – A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 19th. The Pebble Beach event will display both an exquisite 911 Targa and Coupe. Both vehicles have the same owner and are coming to California all the way from Minnesota.
The Singer 911s are some of the best modified Porsches in the world. The quality of the materials and the fact that they use more modern (yet still cooled by God’s good air) parts in a package that looks like it is from the ’60s will make any enthusiast lust over one. Unfortunately, for most of us, the price of admission is far too high and you could purchase the latest 911 for less money than a 911 from Singer.
The coupe that will be display is referred to as Minnesota, named for the home state of its owner. The Targa gets its name of Luxemburg from the small Minnesota town of its owner.
The Minnesota 911 Coupe started life as a 1994 964. Singer then completely reworked it, giving it a back dated look on the outside with new body panels. The power plant is a 3.8-liter Cosworth engine that manages 350 horsepower. To help get the power to the rear wheels it gets a six-speed gearbox. Inside you find quality materials such as a suede mix weave, but it’s performance purpose is not lost inside with a roll-bar placed in back.
The Luxemburg 911 Targa started life as a 1990 964 Targa. It features a striking Orange exterior and a Navy blue leather interior. Sitting in back is an Ed Pink-developed 4.0-liter engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. With that larger displacement engine stopping is important and large Brembo brakes help it reduce speed quickly. The styling of the Luxemburg is reminiscent of the 1965 Porsche 911 Targa with its iconic polished metal Targa Hoop.
Rob Dickinson, founder of Singer Vehicle Design said: “The Minnesota coupe and the Luxemburg Targa are clear examples of the wide range of services we can provide our customers to enjoy. What seemingly began as simple color customization and engine desires has emerged into a truly bespoke means of extending a customer’s yearning for ‘special wishes.’ We’re deeply committed to incorporating nearly anything our clients can visualize and we deem feasible.”