The Porsche 911 R is one of the rarest and most desirable variants of the iconic sports car launched in recent years. Sadly, this example has seen better days.
LNC Collision & Car Customization recently came across the damaged 911 R at a Copart online auction. Eager to give the sports car a new lease on life, the shop started to bid, eventually buying the car with a winning bid of $160,000 plus just over $7,000 in additional fees.
Porsche only ever manufactured 991 examples of the 911 R and this one is number 89. At the time of the auction, it had just 619 miles (996 km) on the clock. Funnily enough, it was actually listed on Copart as a 911 GT3 RS.
Once the repair shop took delivery of the car, they started the repair process. This included the fitment of an all-new dashboard, as both of the car’s airbags had been deployed in the crash. In addition, the windshield was cracked and had to be replaced. Then it was time to start working on the body.
The first job was to repair a dent in the rear quarter panel. While we think it would have been easier to just replace the panel, the shop went to the trouble of grinding back the paint, applying bond over the area where the scratch was and delicately standing it back down in a very laborious and time-consuming process.
Other parts including the door and A-pillar needed to be repaired and a new front quarter panel was installed. The car’s repaired areas were then painted. Lots of additional work had to be performed, including fitting a new front bumper and inner wheel arch.
While the shop soon sold the car, it doesn’t reveal how much it fetched. However, most 911 R models are trading for at least $350,000, so the shop most likely made a nice profit.