Wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder to be sold off at auction

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 7, 2016

People have different ways of getting rid of things that seem useless to them but worth something for others. That’s how garage sales come to life and how we find the perfect pair of pants or the perfect dresses that were once the favorites of its past owners. Then there are things that seem to have a higher value as it ages, like wine and some classic furniture or what we generally call antiquities.

There are also limited edition goods that are extremely valuable for collectors. But is it worth it to buy defective or totalled limited edition goods? The Porsche 918 Spyder is considered to be the most user friendly member of the holy trinity of supercars (its other members are the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari).

Run by a 4.6 liter V8 engine and two electric motors, it has a combined output of 887 horsepower and a top speed of 210 mph. It was sold at a starting price of $847,000 and was quickly sold out by December 2014. Only 918 units were ever made, so imagine the horror of discovering one wrecked Porsche 918 Spyder. I

t’s both heart-wrenching and tear-jerking for each and every supercar aficionado. After a happy 92 miles on the odometer, number 830’s previous owner just had to end all the joy. Sadly, it had ended up in a car wreck. Poor thing just had to undergo something as awful as that.

Car enthusiasts by now would probably be sitting at the edge of their seats waiting to have a go at its reckless owner. However, it has been currently put on sale at a salvage auction in Long Island, New York and at the time of this writing, is sitting on a $110,000 bid.

The car is not in a total wreck, but judging from its damages, it would probably cost more to repair the whole thing than to buy a new one. Unfortunately, the lucky buyer would have to bear with the repairing costs since this model has already sold out. This isn’t the first wrecked car that was put on auction.

There’s this Ferrari Enzo that was restored to its good ol’ self after being ripped in half in an accident. It sold for an estimated price of $1.76 million. There’s also that lightly Bugatti Veyron that was sold at $277,000 a few years ago. So you see, there are still collectors out there who are willing and able to spend some of their fortune in bringing back the glory that was once lost for these unfortunate limited edition cars.

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