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Old 02-07-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Seems awfully wasteful, but apparently this is one of those manufacturer training vehicles that had to be completely destroyed when they were done with it.

Warning - MJ Fox was holding the camera....

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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I felt sad, even though it's a fucking dodge.
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Here's the second one they did....

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #4
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man, seems like a lot to just write off, considering that usually these get sent to a recycler.

I saw the three vettes that were hit at the fair roll through the other day...

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/10/...tte-stingrays/
http://jalopnik.com/someone-crashed-...vet-1446832965
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Man that was tough to watch.
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I'd say "FUCK THAT! I'M KEEPING ME A FREE VIPER!!"


"Yeah we destroyed it... sure boss...course we ground it up too so its all gone now...."
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I'd say "FUCK THAT! I'M KEEPING ME A FREE VIPER!!"


"Yeah we destroyed it... sure boss...course we ground it up too so its all gone now...."
This, is there a Rep on site or something? What would keep them from not destroying it or at least stripping it first?
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I'd say "FUCK THAT! I'M KEEPING ME A FREE VIPER!!"


"Yeah we destroyed it... sure boss...course we ground it up too so its all gone now...."
Chrysler Rep was there to oversee it and make sure it went into the dumpster.

It's crazy but I remember Ford doing this too. It has something to do with the way that the vehicle is written off....if it's for training purposes, they get 100% tax credit on it, but then once they've gotten that 100% credit it also means that they cannot realize any further benefit from that vehicle....like parting it out, re-donating it, etc.

IIRC the difference on a demo (manufacturer not dealer) vehicle is that they only get tax relief on the depreciation amount from those vehicles, so they are still intended to be sold once they are demo complete...just cannot be at full value....and most of those do end up with wholesalers or recyclers.
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This, is there a Rep on site or something? What would keep them from not destroying it or at least stripping it first?
that's the million (er, few thousand) dollar question. Im going to assume that the video is for documentation, but they didnt really do the vin or any of that.

We have to photograph document the car, dismantled, and then saw a section of the body out so that it couldnt be put back together. So three sets of pictures.
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When I was at Ford the training vehicles never had VIN's issued...not sure if that is still the case tho.
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Chrysler Rep was there to oversee it and make sure it went into the dumpster.

It's crazy but I remember Ford doing this too. It has something to do with the way that the vehicle is written off....if it's for training purposes, they get 100% tax credit on it, but then once they've gotten that 100% credit it also means that they cannot realize any further benefit from that vehicle....like parting it out, re-donating it, etc.

IIRC the difference on a demo (manufacturer not dealer) vehicle is that they only get tax relief on the depreciation amount from those vehicles, so they are still intended to be sold once they are demo complete...just cannot be at full value....and most of those do end up with wholesalers or recyclers.
The Bullitt Mustang the ASSET program had at Brookhaven had to be destroyed.
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Destroyed Vipers don't make me sad.

But destroyed Turbine cars do.

(google em, it's a cool story)



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The Bullitt Mustang the ASSET program had at Brookhaven had to be destroyed.
Most of the Ford stuff these days just has a bunch of Xs in the VIN.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:34 PM   #14
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Sucks, but then again it's not like it's a #s 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
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stopped at 15 secs, can't watch anymore.
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I remember Car Craft magazine stating virtually all the new cars they modded were destroyed after they were done , article published and the cars returned to the Manufacturer. Believe the 70 Hemi Cuda and one other car escaped the crusher.. Had to do with Liability possibilities if the vehicles were sold.
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I made it to 5:18 fucking sad.
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Destroyed Vipers don't make me sad.

But destroyed Turbine cars do.

(google em, it's a cool story)



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Who ever did that was retarded... All you have to destroy is the part with the vin number on it.

With that said, there is always a "use" for cars like that. Maybe not for training, but to recruitment etc.
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