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March 11, 2017

Porsche 911 996 GT3 RS
Kansas City, MO

A member of the Porsche forum Rennlist left his 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Bob Hindson Racing shop in Kansas City, Missouri, to have new headers, exhaust and a tune installed, but the shop owner hit a building while out on a drive and totaled the prized Porsche. The car’s owner, who posted about the mishap on Rennlist as Ccapx, asked to remain anonymous as a there hasn’t been an insurance settlement on the car yet. However, Rennlist members local to the area were able to piece together much of the story on his thread about the crash. Per information posted on Rennlist, Bob Hindson Racing owner Aaron Holstrom was driving with a passenger in Ccapx’s car when he lost control of the rear end of the car and spun into oncoming traffic. The car then hopped the curb and hit a plumbing supply business, nose first. Rennlist members say Holstrom had to have taken traction control off before the crash, given the skidmarks leading up to the building the car hit. They also knew that there had to be a passenger, otherwise, the passenger-side airbags wouldn’t have deployed. Holstrom took responsibility for the crash afterwards in a phone call to Ccapx. Ccapx said that he actually started laughing when Holstrom called him about the car’s crash, thinking that it was so unbelievable, it had to be a joke. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. The front clip and hood were destroyed in the hit, and airbags on both sides of the car deployed in the process. The initial damage estimate was $75,000, with $150,000 in diminished value (pending no frame damage). Ccapx claims that comparable cars are worth $250,000 between $260,000, however, it likely won’t be the same as he personally ordered and spec’d the crashed car.

Credit: Prizm via jalopnik.com

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