We all know the amazing work from Singer in California – rebuilding old Porsche 911’s with such meticulous care that the cars are absolutely perfect upon delivery to their new owners.
A vintage car – perfectly remade and optimized. Sounds divine!
The tradeoff for many is the prohibitive cost and level of personalization available when commissioning a custom Singer Porsche. The $500,000 cost is a barrier as well. =]
For German and global customers who might want to order a pre-setup classic Porsche 911 that requires about half the cash and half the time spent worrying about the setup?
For that, we highly recommend DP Motorsports. These two show the 964 Classic S and the 964 Classic RS options — as well as very unique and period-correct custom liveries outside.
DP Motorsports Porsche 964 Classic S
PORSCHE DP 964 CLASSIC S by DP MOTORSPORT
With its foundation by Ekkehard Zimmermann in Overath, Germany, in 1973, the history of the dp motorsport company got irrevocably wedded to the idea of modifying Porsche cars. The one to break ground was a Porsche 911, followed by a “K3”, “CK5”, 935-I and II, 928, 944, and other creations such as the legendary 944 Cargo (the most beautiful station wagon of all), the 962 racing for the street and the 996 dp5. Yet, even after the process of “optimization” all vehicles can still be clearly identified as Porsche cars.
Starting with a regular Porsche 964, equipped with an antilock braking system, a power brake unit, power assisted steering, precise gearshift, modern chassis, sliding sun roof and even A/C for hotter days, dp motorsport created the so called dp 964 Classic S with usual perfection. The already existing advantages in the car body are enhanced by a high class and aerodynamically elaborate fibre-glass-kit as well as all adapters and lighting which make the Porsche 964 appear to be made from one piece. The paint in classic lime green is elegantly contrasted by the bonnet in matt black and the white dots for the participant’s race number on the front and either side of the car. The matt black engine covering and sponsor stickers give it the final touch.
The featured power units vary from 290 HP (= 213 kW) generated from 3.6 liters of engine displacement to up to 330 HP (= 243 kW) out of a 3.8 liter engine displacement. Additionally, a 9-fold adjustable coilovers, made by Bilstein, is implemented, also available with unibal bearing if desired. Concerning the wheel-tire combination dp motorsport decided to make use of the modern, lightweight and forged Fuchs rims, size 7×17 ET55, while tires will be 205/50 ZR17 (front axle) or 255/50 ZR 17 (drive axle) respectively.
DP Motorsports Porsche 964 Classic RS
Once you sit down in the classic sports seats, fasten the 4-point safety belt and look through the Momo sport type steering wheel you cannot help but notice the revcounter that leaps into vision. Just like the safety bar, the revcounter is also highlighted in the same color as the car. Speaking of colors: apart from the classic paint in lime green dp motorsport also offers variations such as light yellow, blood orange or (sport)classic gray.
In addition to newly built and completely revised cars dp motorsport offers customized individual offers from Classic S, RS to Classic RSR for self-assembly.
dp motorsport e. zimmermann GmbH
Am alten Wasserwerk 1
51491 Overath – Immekeppel
Telefon 0049 22 04 / 7 10 67
Telefax 0049 22 04 / 7 10 69
Internet www.dp-motorsport.de und www.federleichte-elfer.de
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