Gas pipeline explosion destroyed a collection of 80 rare PorscheApril 12, 2019
The gas pipeline explosion in Durham, North Carolina, partially destroyed one of the most prestigious collections of vintage and rare Porsche. It had more than 80 cars – from the ultra-modern super hybrid 918 Spyder to the oldest surviving instance of 356.
According to local media reports, firefighters arrived at the scene immediately after they received a message that the workers who were repairing the sidewalk broke through the gas pipeline. The evacuation of people from a nearby coffee house and construction company began. Soon, an explosion thundered, which destroyed the building, and, together with it, partially destroyed the room with unique cars.
In 2015, Porsche called the collection of a local resident, Bob Ingram, “a fascinating overview of the history of automotive design.” In addition, it was considered the best in America itself. It consisted mainly of unique versions of the Porsche road, including race cars homologated for public roads of the 1950s and 1960s.
In 2017, a fire destroyed a collection of 40 vintage cars, as well as pickups, sports cars and supercars, which belonged to the Harry and Darlene Cassidy couples. The cost of damage is 2.3 million Canadian dollars.
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