De Madsters, de Speed Service 964 backdates
First of all, what is a 964 Backdate?
You might think that the trend towards so-called retro-moderns is something new, a recent phenomenon triggered by a tidal wave of enthusiasm for classic cars combined with the desire to use them as a modern car.
It's a trend that's easy to understand, with the benefits obvious: some of the most iconic classics of yesteryear have been remixed with modern mechanics to deliver a stunning and unique driving experience, with that delicious style we love so much. at classics. But certainly the greatest exponent of the retro-modern philosophy and the most appropriate is the Porsche 911. They make undeniably stunning objects. Keeping its beautiful classic look, but being relatively modern, it is a feast for the eyes and heart of the driver.
Speed Service started building its own 964 backdates in 2015. The first Madster was launched at the InterClassics and TopMobiel fair in the MECC in Maastricht 2016.
We have since then developed a second and new and improved 964 Backdate, the MADSTER RT, and in the second quarter of 2023 we have completed the third Madster this time a Targa.
These Porsche 964 backdates were built entirely in-house at our location in Sittard, the Netherlands. All body modifications are made of steel and are made by hand. A large number of parts are designed and manufactured by us in-house.
The Madster Targa (RESERVED):
The Madster RT (SOLD):
This Porsche 964 backdate was built entirely in-house at our head office in Sittard, the Netherlands. Our head office is located in a fully renovated farmhouse built in 1726.
From where we can do metal work, high quality paint, engine and gearbox overhaul, engine superflow test bench etc, all under one roof.
We are one of the few companies that perform bodywork transformations from steel. Everything is made by hand by our highly skilled staff.
Each car is therefore unique, like a work of art.
By the time Singer introduced their first car, the orange G-model backdate, they were taking advantage of social media in a great way! The pictures of this car went viral and later people got used to their great cars and the price for such a special and personal Porsche retroactively. As you can see there are many companies worldwide that want to do the same. But there are many companies that try to copy Singer, and we at Speed Service certainly don't want to do that. It takes thousands of hours to backdate a 964, so make it your own!
That's our philosophy. Every Madster built and every customer is treated with passion and personal attention to detail.
To improve on this we also have our own rendering program for the Madster. So that we can create a virtual Madster together with the customer. Many details can be discussed immediately and adapted to the wishes of the client. This gives them a good idea of what their dream Porsche will look like.
We have changed many details on this Madster RT to make it perfect for customer requirements. Such as designing and creating in-house: headlights, taillights, aluminum electrically adjustable mirrors, custom exhaust and the list goes on. Despite the steel body parts, the weight of the car is equal to the iconic 964 RS, 1220 KG! Powered by the 330 hp engine, it is a thrill to drive this car. Upgrades to 380 hp are an additional option.
We are currently even developing an air-cooled 4-valve engine, so we can upgrade the power to 400 hp.
The third Madster this time a Targa, was completed in the second quarter of 2022.
We're already talking to some clients from around the world about new commissions so we can build even more awesome personalized Madsters in the years to come!
The prototype Madster (SOLD):
On January 14, 2016, Speed Service presented its first MADSTER at the InterClassics & Topmobiel fair in the MECC Maastricht.
The Madster is the first Speed Service 964 back date. Inspired by the American Singer, we have this unique back date for a customer built.
To indicate the many modifications we have made, a summary below:
– Front and rear screens completely made of steel widened, extended and welded to the old model,
– Front and rear bumper made of polyester to your own design,
– Rear spoiler, own design with homemade aluminum grill,
– Adapted tubes, lower tubes and inner screens,
– Carbon roof,
– Fully coated suspension and fitted with new bearings etc.,
– Brake calipers in color of the striping,
– Bilstein chassis,
– Three-piece 17 inch Fuchs rims,
– Full interior in a combination of leather and Alcantara, topped with red thread,
– Original turbo seats adapted with old type headrest, name embroidered in seats,
– Modified center console and wiring harness,
– Original clocks with special dials in old look incl. MADSTER inscription,
– Door panels with adapted old type door bins,
– Home made exhaust system with GT3 style tailpipes in the middle.
And there are still many modifications that the connoisseur will discover!
Of course we would like to tell you everything about this unique and exceptional car. You can contact us for more information and technical details, via our contact details which are listed on our contact page.
These exceptional 964 Backdates also have their own website, follow all developments regarding the construction of our new backdates here: