Frankenstein’s Monster: Classic Porsche 911 Overhaul

Before we talk about any other shit, we need to address what’s really important about the Porsche 911 of the 70′s. Who drives┬áthem.

Let’s start with the list:

Ralph Lauren – Dousche

Jerry Seinfeld – Likeable Dousche

Richard Hammond – Hard not to like

Rowan Atkinson – Mr. Bean

Christ, even Bill Lumbergh drives a 911…


All joking aside, the Porsche 911 of the early 70′s was one of the best sports cars ever made – before regulations and government caused Porsche to modify their engine. This essentially made the Porsche 911, less Porsche-like. Less fun, less grunt. And sadly, these early Porsches are becoming harder and harder to find.

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Luckily, a company named Singer Vehicle Design, has figured out a way to breathe life back into the Porsche monster – and the result is incredible. They use a process called “backdating” where they start with a modern car, strip it down to the essentials, and build it back up as an “old” car. In this case the new car is a ’89-94 Porsche 964. It gets stripped down and rebuild with a carbon fiber body, 360hp engine, and is scary fun to drive.

The downside: if you don’t have a 964, you probably won’t be getting Frankenstein’s Monster either – since they create these based on owners bringing them in. The good news is, you will save yourself $500,000 and an 8 month waiting period while they build the damn thing. That’s a lot of cheese.

But if I had the money, would I get one of these things? Absolutely. And no, I won’t be working this weekend.