Go Inside the Company That Turns Old Porsche 911s Into Glamorous Prizes

A glorious 275-page compendium traces the company's incredible rise from one man's project car to a famously desirable brand.
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A glorious 275-page compendium traces the company's incredible rise from one man's project car to a famously desirable brand.
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Singer Vehicle Design is renowned for its attention to detail as the company turns tired old Porsche 911s into glamorous prizes sought after by the rich and famous. The company has applied that same meticulous approach to the creation of its book, One More Than 10: Singer and the Porsche 911, to produce a large-format, 275-page compendium of the company's incredible rise from one man's project car to a famously desirable brand.

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The book is co-written by Singer founder Rob Dickinson and Autoweb.com editor-in-chief Michael Harley, with contributions from automotive journalists and celebrities, with pictures by top photographers documenting the company's emergence as a powerhouse of the custom market.

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Singer is a curious company, founded by Dickinson after he retired as, well, a singer for the band Catherine Wheel, whose top hit was the '90's classic Black Metallic. He has used his background in design to guide meticulous restorations and upgrades to vintage Porsches, careful to remind fans that the resulting cars are still Porsches through and through.

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In fact, Singer doesn't even sell cars. Rather, customers bring their 911 to Singer and work out the details of the renovation. So he's more a star re-habber than ambitious TV house flipper.

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Like its restorations, Singer's book isn't cheap. At $85, casual fans needn't apply, but serious Porsche-philes can buy One More Than 10: Singer and the Porsche 911 from its publisher, Stance and Speed. The first 200 books ordered are guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

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Photos by Singer Vehicle Design