Anyone waiting on the delivery of a new Porsche 997? It's possible a few of you might end up waiting just a little while longer! Early this morning two heavily loaded freight trains collided just outside of Dillenberg, Germany (about 30 miles north west of Frankfurt.) While the cause of the accident is not yet known, one of the trains was transporting an unknown number of luxury brand vehicles, including at least 20 Porsche 997s.
My German is a bit rusty, so I might be a little off on the details. However, according the reports I read, it would seem that a major catastrophe was only narrowly avoided. Apparently, one of the two trains was ferrying tankers of very flammable liquids that thankfully they did not ignite or explode. Unfortunately, as the picture below attest too, the Porsches didn't handle the rough ride quite so well.
The reports don't make clear if these cars were out for local delivery or possibly on their way to a local port for further delivery. What is fairly clear is that the bulk of these cars will need to be scrapped as the liability just isn't worth it for Porsche. Keep your eye on Craig's list, maybe you can find a deal on a slightly "bent" 997. 🙂