Fire-Killed Porsche 911 Gets Whopping $195,000 Repair Estimate

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Various badge flavors aside, all Porsche 911s are born equal. However, when it comes to what follows once they roll out the factory gate, some Neunelfers are luckier than others.
Well, the 1996 Porsche 911 in these images wasn't exactly what you'd call a fortunate machine, with the rear-engined sportscar having been killed in a fire. While we don't know how the Porsche's life ended, the vehicle now ended up on Copart. The wildest part about this story has to be the repair estimate, with the amount of money shown here easily buying you a brand spanking new 991.2 Turbo, perhaps even a Turbo S.

Nevertheless, don't let yourself tricked into believing someone expects any potential buyer to invest $195,000 (the Copart repair estimate) into what is essentially a VIN attached to a pile of scrap metal - sadly, the only other way to make something out of this poor Porscha would be some kind of art project.

"Whoa" moment aside, what could sit behind such a tale?

Nevertheless, since specialty website Copart has to list everything it receives from insurers, this is how we ended up with this toasted 911. As for the whopping repair estimate,  Redditor rfuree11, who claims to be an appraiser, provides a potential explanation that appears to be reasonable.

"Appraiser here as well with a lot of experience with Copart. I'm supposed to get a salvage quote for every total I write (including total burns). Copart stores that quote and it populates when you set up a referral. The appraiser probably just plugged in a random number for the repair cost on the quote," the man says.

In the end, the buzz generated by this wreck only comes to show how shining the aura of the Porsche 911 is. In this respect, we admit that checking out the images in the gallery without getting emotionally involved is not exactly easy.
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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