Abandoned Porsche Carrera GT At Chinese Dealership Will Make You Cry
Here’s a tough question for all Motor1.com passionate car readers. What’s most difficult to watch – a destroyed or just abandoned supercar? What we have today is the latter of these two situations, and it’s not just any supercar. It’s a Porsche Carrera GT that could be one of three in the world to wear that particular shade of red.
These photos come to us from cherongermando on Instagram, who shared with us his photos and the history of this Porsche. It is currently at an abandoned dealership in China, specifically a former Ferrari / Maserati dealership which, according to Periodismodel engine, was the first of its kind in the country. The Carrera GT had apparently had a few owners before coming to the dealership, but it’s unclear whether the car was actually on sale or just stored there.
The report claims the concessionaire began to decline in 2007, and further states that a Chinese government crackdown on corruption and “binge drinking” may well have led to the site being closed and abandoned. In any case, the photographer responsible for these shots believes that the Porsche has remained intact since 2012. It has company, however, as a C5 Corvette Z06 and a Ferrari 575 Superamerica are also in the building.
As for the Porsche, it’s covered in a layer of dust but otherwise it doesn’t look too bad. It is said to be number 1,255 out of 1,270 built, and the exterior hue of Zanzibar Red Metallic is considered one of three examples of this color. Of course, the weather can be much harder for the components you can not see, like rubber gaskets and hoses which can dry out, causing leaks and ruptures. Plus, any gasoline in the tank or fuel system might well be varnished now, so just jumping behind the wheel and driving it to freedom is not an option.
Unfortunately, it seems no one is interested or able to do it anyway, at least legally. The future of this Porsche and the other cars is completely unknown at this point, but I hope someone steps in before they deteriorate to the point of being lost.