We love the Porsche 911 here at Blackbird, but few can match Rob Dickinson’s enthusiasm for for the iconic automobile. It was Dickinson’s all-consuming love affair with the 911, in fact, that drove him to establish Singer Vehicle Design and the company has since produced some of the best-executed Porsche restomods on the market. The latest shining example of Singer’s work comes by way of the drool-worthy Porsche 911 “Manchester,” which uses a 1990 Porsche 911 Coupe as a canvas for SVD’s Midas touch.
Featuring a strikingly-beautiful, “wasabi” green carbon fiber exterior, the lightweight “Manchester” — in classic Singer fashion — retains the all the timeless style of the original coupe, but with some added punch under the hood and a tastefully-executed cabin. It’s powered by a 4.0-liter 390 hp engine courtesy of Ed Pink Racing, and its performance is bolstered by a six-speed transmission, limited-slip differential and Ohlins-sourced adjustable suspension. Inside, woven leather bucket seats pick up the exterior’s pale green and orange color scheme while also adding a throwback vibe to the restrained, predominantly black interior.