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HOLY COW - PORSCHE TRAIN WRECK KILLS 3 SPEEDSTERS, AND MORE (Caution: Gruesome Pics).

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  1. Wayne 962

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  3. 96impalaSS

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    That sucks man.
     
  4. LetsJet

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    Oh man, glad they weren't F-cars...............
     
  5. PaulK

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    Wow, I hope no one was hurt
     
  6. thadbrown

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    whoops....
     
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  8. wax

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    Ugh - that's awful. So, what really happened? Did you box the truck in so he couldn't move, thereby setting up an opportunity for you to take pictures?











    Just kidding!

    Returns to *ugh* state.
     
  9. Wayne 962

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    The truck was overloaded and bottomed out on the railroad crossing...

    -Wayne
     
  10. kevfla

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    Train Hits Car-Carrier Full of Porsches

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A car-carrier loaded with vintage Porsches was struck by a freight train Sunday after becoming stranded on railroad tracks, officials said.

    The accident occurred about 3:45 p.m. near the Ventura County Fairgrounds, said Lt. David Wilson of the Ventura Police Department, who was at the scene.

    The car-carrier was "high-centered" on the railroad tracks and the driver was trying to maneuver it off the tracks when Wilson arrived.

    Wilson said he called to have train traffic stopped, but a northbound freight train came barreling down the track only moments later.

    "We were able to get the driver out of the cab, luckily," Wilson said.

    The driver suffered minor injuries while fleeing from the impact, Wilson said.

    The vintage Porsches "are close to totaled, if not totaled," Wilson said.

    "The train center-punched the trailer carrying the cars and split the trailer in half, and the cars went flying," he said.

    The front engine of the freight train came off the tracks and Union Pacific crews were called to the scene to get it operating again, Wilson said.
     
  11. lotustt

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    Thats horrible for the cars.
     
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  13. SpeedFreak

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    Does anyone know how many 356 Speedsters there are, and an approximate value for a well-cared for example?
     
  14. Wayne 962

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    There were two for sale at the show today in addition to two of the three here (price upon request for the ones that were totaled). The other two were $68K and $90K. I estimate these cars were in the $80-$120K range...

    -Wayne
     
  15. jordan747_400

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    Damn...I visit European Collectibles frequently...This is going to hurt them.
     
  16. Wayne 962

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    Certainly isn't a good thing, but I'm sure that the cars were insured, and they probably were on onsignment. I think the black one was Nick's personal car...

    -Wayne
     
  17. Forzaholics Anonymous

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    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! SOB!

    Now I'm gonna have nightmares about those poor little 356s. This shyt's worse than bonsai kittens or chihuahua juggling!

    Given the appearance of the wreckage and their value though, I'd expect to see these resurrected?? If not, trailer them on over to my place & I'll put 'em up on blocks for a few years till I get around to them :D
     
  18. Wayne 962

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    They could be resurrected, but I doubt it. The value of these cars centered not around the serial numbers, but more around their general condition (rust-free, straight, never been in an accident, etc.). Even if they are put back together, they will only be worth a fraction of their original value. This would make a costly restoration economically unfeasible.

    -Wayne
     
  19. millemiglia

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    Sad story...

    /Peter
     
  20. amenasce

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    The Speedsters are soo cute cars...:( :(

    RIP


    Poor 3.2 too ..
     
  21. atheyg

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    Made the news locally here even.

    They said the driver was frantically trying to move his truck off the tracks, he probably was trying to be safe and go real slow over the tracks and not bounce the cars and got stuck.
     
  22. McLaren_boy

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    :(

    That's such a shame, but I'm glad no one was hurt.
     
  23. Bimmerista

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    Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG!!!!! I can't...I don't knwo what to say!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  24. Wayne 962

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    Wow - is what I said. Then I started taking pictures...

    -Wayne
     
  25. PCH

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    Huh....No respect for such an important and beautiful car??
     

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