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Took the Supra from DC to Cape Cod for the week. Survived the f'ing hurricane that struck New York City on Sunday afternoon and thought I was going to lose the car thru a good mile of standing water after the GW bridge. Otherwise a decent drive! Sometime this week I'm going to do the Route 6 drive around the Cape that's supposed to be nice.
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http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-legendary-porsche-911-remastered-1409757875?mod=WSJ_hp_EditorsPicks
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Saw a car today that I couldn't identify.

It was parked in the garage of a house that was easily $2 million.

All I could see was the logo, on the rear of the car, it appeared to be a pair of upswept bird wings with two words beneath it. The rear of the car was rectangular.

Car was a two seater, couldn't tell whether it was convertible.

Looked new, not vintage.

Wasn't Ferrari, Lambo, Vette, Porsche, etc.

Any thoughts?
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I  like as I have seen the workmanship on those up close. however, I drop my $500k on pretty much any other vintage Porsche in/ below that price range anytime before opting for a Singer.

 

mike

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I  like as I have seen the workmanship on those up close. however, I drop my $500k on pretty much any other vintage Porsche in/ below that price range anytime before opting for a Singer.

mike

Ditto, Singers are great recreations, but you can buy a whole LOT more fun with that 500k, many times over
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I'd rather get a Superperformace GT over a Singer if I was getting a replica of any sort. The Singers are cool but why not just buy a real classic if they readily available?

I'd love a 2000GT replica though since the originals are too pricey.
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Singers are definitely pricey, but they're not replicas... Did you guys even read the article (or anything else about Singer ever)? This is real craftsmanship, the likes of which is probably unheard of in the contemporary car world, short of (maybe) Pagani. 

 

The guys that are buying Singers aren't likely choosing between a Singer and an original classic or anything else - they'll have one of each and then some. On top of that, collectible Porsches continue to shoot through the stratosphere - there aren't many legitimately "special" 911s left that are much more attainable than a Singer anyways... 

 

I'll agree that there's a long list of cars I'd put $500k into, but eventually a Singer would be on that list... 

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Saw a car today that I couldn't identify.

It was parked in the garage of a house that was easily $2 million.

All I could see was the logo, on the rear of the car, it appeared to be a pair of upswept bird wings with two words beneath it. The rear of the car was rectangular.

Car was a two seater, couldn't tell whether it was convertible.

Looked new, not vintage.

Wasn't Ferrari, Lambo, Vette, Porsche, etc.

Any thoughts?



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Next gen Miata unveiled yesterday, I am digging it. Shaves 200+ lbs off of the last gen NC.
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Really like the front end of the new miata but the rear taillights leave a bit to be desired.
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New Land Rover Discovery Sport looks pretty nice from the outside. Shame the interior is so blah.




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Next gen Miata unveiled yesterday, I am digging it. Shaves 200+ lbs off of the last gen NC.

I think the headlights seem a bit droopy, but overall it is fine. I was hoping for some of the stronger design language from the Mazda 6 (which is stellar looking) would have made it in. (and I wish Mazda would either kill their rotary or put it in enough models including the Miata to make it worth really investing in).

The real question for the Miata nowadays is whether it is better than a used 987 Boxster, and the answer is probably going to be no.
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Originally Posted by SomethingWitty View Post

Singers are definitely pricey, but they're not replicas... Did you guys even read the article (or anything else about Singer ever)? This is real craftsmanship, the likes of which is probably unheard of in the contemporary car world, short of (maybe) Pagani. 

The guys that are buying Singers aren't likely choosing between a Singer and an original classic or anything else - they'll have one of each and then some. On top of that, collectible Porsches continue to shoot through the stratosphere - there aren't many legitimately "special" 911s left that are much more attainable than a Singer anyways... 

I'll agree that there's a long list of cars I'd put $500k into, but eventually a Singer would be on that list... 

I'll completely disagree -iIn the end it is a high-end not quite perfect replica on a modern chassis. If it was an original, it would be different, but I suspect it will not appreciate greatly or ever be a true collectable except in rarity. A Zonda or Huayra is original which is worth a lot.

An Equus Bass is at least an homage to a muscle car.
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Originally Posted by mbaum View Post

I  like as I have seen the workmanship on those up close. however, I drop my $500k on pretty much any other vintage Porsche in/ below that price range anytime before opting for a Singer.

mike

I think this would be a great car if they could do it in the $200's. But $500k is just beyond all reason...many people can appreciate the craftsmanship but at some point it just get ridiculous. For that dough I'd rather buy a 991 Turbo S, a 993 Turbo, and something older with a nice restoration...would then have 3 cars that will likely hold overall value a lot better than the single Singer.
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I think this would be a great car if they could do it in the $200's. But $500k is just beyond all reason...many people can appreciate the craftsmanship but at some point it just get ridiculous. For that dough I'd rather buy a 991 Turbo S, a 993 Turbo, and something older with a nice restoration...would then have 3 cars that will likely hold overall value a lot better than the single Singer.

Yeah, I do agree. Look at all the fantastic R Gruppe 911s out there, done by enthusiasts.

 

However, at least if it is an "S", good luck finding an excellent pre- 1973 911 for $200k (Buy fast). Check out the latest Monterey results on early 911 cars and be :eek: 

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