The Porsche 911 is one of the most recognizable automobiles ever built and one which may stir the passions of more enthusiasts than any other. One such enthusiast was car designer turned rock star, Rob Dickinson. The former front man of the band Catherine Wheel reworked a ’69 911E to suit his own tastes and the response from those who saw the car led to the formation of Singer Vehicle Design in 2009.
Since then, Singer has become the standard by which every 911 restoration is judged. The thing is that the company doesn’t simply restore a 911. Instead, to coin the company’s phrase, they reimagine the 911, incorporating elements from the best of all 911s with modern technology and stunning attention to detail.
In a press release this morning, Pfaff Automotive Partners in Vaughan, Ontario announced a partnership with Singer that will make Singer’s services available to Canadian consumers. One of Canada’s premiere Porsche dealerships, Pfaff has a long history with the 911 and with one of the city’s most technologically advanced restoration/repair facilities, is uniquely capable of providing the level of vision and service that a Singer customer requires.
Remembering that Singer is not a manufacturer, Pfaff will help a customer source a donor 911. Pfaff will then work with the customer to spec their car and will liase with Singer’s staff in California to craft their reimagined 911.
If you have never seen a 911 that has been touched by Singer, check out this recent video from EVO.
Pfaff press release
Toronto, November 13, 2015 – Pfaff Automotive Partners today announced the
addition of Singer Vehicle Design to its impressive portfolio of automotive enthusiast
brands, becoming the Canadian representative for the Los Angeles-based premier
Porsche restoration specialist.
Founded in 2009, Singer Vehicle Design’s vision involves taking a customer’s existing
964 model Porsche 911 (from 1990-1994) vehicle and performing both restorative work
and cutting–edge modifications to update the cars’ performance, aesthetics and modern
day use-ability in an attempt to optimize its strengths, while preserving the essence and
magic of the original.
The Singer brand is a celebration of Porsche’s genius and each restoration begins with
a customer’s car and repatriates the 911 chassis of the early ‘90’s with the most
beautiful Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche coachwork from 1964. The goal is to preserve a
moment in time for the owner and capture a snapshot of the air-cooled period of the
Porsche 911. The final restoration, a work of pure craftsmanship, takes more than 4,000
hours to complete.
Singer’s philosophy – blending tradition with modernity to re-create bespoke, one-of-akind
masterpieces to each customer’s desires within perfectly optimized air-cooled
Porsche 911s – continues to move forward with each new bespoke order. With limited
availability and an 8-10 month restoration cycle, vehicles have more recently been
commissioned by Porsche owners in Hong Kong, Moscow, Canada, England, Germany,
New Zealand, Norway and the UK.
“Our company’s heritage is based on utilizing the ultimate in automotive design,
engineering and industry standards to meet and exceed the vision of our fine clientele,”
said Rob Dickinson, creator and founder of Singer. “We’re looking forward to partnering
with Pfaff Automotive to extend our passion throughout the Canadian market and share
our love for the 911 with their own clientele.”
As the Canadian partner for Singer, Pfaff will assist customers in sourcing a donor
Porsche 911, specifying their unique creation, and liaise with Singer’s designers and
craftsmen in California throughout the restoration and re-imagination process. The
brand will operate out of the McLaren Toronto/Pfaff Tuning location at 33 Auto Park
Circle in Woodbridge, ON