Well...I suppose the poor beast was already pretty torn down judging by this promotional photo from the show.
This could be an interesting show. On DirecTV it is on channel 276 NatGeo. Several airings starting with 5/12 at 8pm Eastern.
From Nat Geo:
Los Angeles, California — home to the rich and famous... and their sports cars. Luxury is king here, and some say nothing shows off better than a Porsche. But when those cars crash and burn in accidents, their wreckage comes to "LA Dismantlers for Porsche". Here, an expert team tears down the totaled remains and pulls out the salvageable parts including the engines, transmissions, and seats — anything that wasn't damaged in the impact. Now, the team's got three new Porsches to tackle: a 2002 Boxster, a first-generation 911, and a 997 Carrera. Each car has components that customers have back ordered, so these fresh wrecks need to come apart now.
I saw this! Interesting. BTW..in the very beginning they post a notice that Porsche is in a dispute with the teardown company over using their logo....then they blur all the backs of the guys t-shirts to block out that logo presumably.
Interesting in how much the engines/trannies/dashboards and even seats ($1,000 I think I recall) are worth from one of these wrecks. They talk about how the Porsche's are really suited to the teardowns 'cause 1) most accidents involve front end, 2) Porsche is mid or rear-mounted engine so they pretty much remain intact. 3) the parts are high value to begin with. I did notice that they seem to just visually look at the engine, then rip it out of the car and sell it as is...no checking to see how well it works, no rebuild, nada.
And one customers car is "interesting" amalgamation of parts off several models of the 911.
Worth the watch....