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Old 17 October 2018, 07:08 AM
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Saw this at weekend....had a fuel cap on centre of bonnet and the badges 911 50 were on it and seats.....any ideas of the model? All 911 50s i google are new shaped
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That's a Singer Porsche, they are mental money.

https://www.motor1.com/news/26151/cl...singer-design/
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If I won the lottery, I would have one in my garage for sure. They are incredible. My friend works for Tuthill Porsche who helped build the Singer Porsche that got car of the show at Goodwood festival of speed this year. It was a truly amazing creation.
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Old 17 October 2018, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
That's a Singer Porsche, they are mental money.

https://www.motor1.com/news/26151/cl...singer-design/
it did look very very nice
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It's a great spot. They are incredibly rare.
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Old 17 October 2018, 11:58 PM
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The best Porsche that Porsche never made

Usually the Singers are contemporary 1970’s RS replicas based on a 993 shell and running gear and bespoke mods.

Never seen one in the flesh. Will own one if I win the lottery
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Old 18 October 2018, 06:25 AM
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There's going to be a queue of us outside the Singer garage after we all win the lottery
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Old 18 October 2018, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ALi-B View Post
The best Porsche that Porsche never made

Usually the Singers are contemporary 1970ís RS replicas based on a 993 shell and running gear and bespoke mods.

Never seen one in the flesh. Will own one if I win the lottery
Make that a 964
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A friend had a red one of these years ago and he said if a car was going to put you in a ditch it would be this car. They were normal money when he sold it
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I stand corrected, 964.

I’ve driven a fair few aircooled Porsches, and the only ones that felt like they were ditch finders needed new suspension or were running antique/nasty tyres. You do have to push them hard for them to bite, although in the wet you’d need to be a bit more cautious.

I remember driving a 1986 Supersports (pre G50= heavy on/off clutch and gears that needed rev-matching) that had Dunlop D40s (aincient)that were swapped for SP9000s (more contemporary for the time). It went from a car that would fight you with the steering by tramlining every rut and jerk the wheel on every bump and pothole and scared the crap out of you if you tried to drive it fast to pure silk that begged you to drive it faster afterwards. It really was like night and day.

Have to admit though most I’ve driven are worn out dogs, but the suspension is that simple it doesn’t take much work to sort them (albeit at a cost), the sensitivity to tyres and geometry is something often overlooked. Having said that, if you drive one today, it feels like a tractor compared to something current...non assisted steering, minimal servo assistance on the brakes, heavy clutch, baulky/notchy gears, long throw gear lever, offset pedals. But pure unassisted analogue...love it. Only thing close or comparable is a 1960’s Lotus Elan. .

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It's funny , when I bought my classic mini (long gone now) I flipping loved no PAS. Was great
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Rest of the car was a dog though.lol
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This grips like the proverbial to a blanket yet still delicate enough to slide when provoked

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Originally Posted by mrtheedge2u2 View Post
Saw this at weekend....had a fuel cap on centre of bonnet and the badges 911 50 were on it and seats.....any ideas of the model? All 911 50s i google are new shaped
So much nicer than the new one,s

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Old 21 October 2018, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by alanbell View Post
So much nicer than the new one,s
oh yes
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be happy to be given either one of those!!

but if i was spending my own it would be the singer!!! assuming i had enough
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Old 22 October 2018, 03:09 PM
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I bought the wrong car
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