Today, we take a closer look at the Singer Vehicle Designs Hollywood Commission. Like other Classic Study cars, the Hollywood was built in Singer’s California location. This car was shared with the public in mid-November 2021.
According to Singer founder, this is a special car and it represents an important link between the origins of Singer and the company today. The Bahama Yellow color selected for this car is inspired by the 1969 911E restored by Singer founder Rob Dickinson back in 2003. The 1969 car was used as Rob’s daily driver around the Hollywood Hills – providing the inspiration for the name of its descendant.
The Hollywood gets lightweight carbon fiber track seats in Andes Green leather with a vertical stripe in Bahama Yellow and brass grommets. The vertical stripe motif continues on the doors. Gauge faces are in black with cream markings. The “Screaming Rob” design, showing Singer founder Rob Dickinson, is selected for the tachometer face. 24k gold badging is featured on the dash strip and the front luggage compartment is presented in Andes Green with Alabaster stitching. Seat backs are finished in piano black. Floor panels, sills, transmission tunnel and rear passenger compartment are matched to the exterior in Bahama Yellow, with bespoke weave continuing across the dash strip and door panels.
On the outside, the Bahama Yellow is coupled with green stripes and lettering. The owner opted for carbon ceramic brakes and those calipers are Nato Green with white lettering. Wheels for this machine have open lug nuts and are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. At the rear of the car the lightweight titanium sports exhaust system is fitted. The engine cover features 24k gold badging and the rear bumperettes are matched to the bodywork in Bahama Yellow.
The air-cooled, naturally aspirated flat-six drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The external, side-mounted oil filler is specified, accompanied by a center-mounted external fuel filler.