It's safe to say this poor Porsche 924 has seen better days.
Back in 1991, a 1979 Porsche 924 was stolen from a movie theater parking lot in Medford, Oregon. It had been missing for almost three decades, but 27 years after it was reported stolen, Komo News reports that the '70s sports car has finally been discovered. It’s understandably not in good shape after being subjected to what looks like a nasty smash-up. A man walking his dog spotted the car overturned at the base of a steep cliff in Crater Lake National Park around 40 miles from the location where it was originally stolen.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that this is the same Porsche that’s been missing for nearly three decades. “Heavy forest debris indicated the vehicle had been there for a significant period of time,” the report said. “The registration tags expired in 1991." Further investigation found the Porsche was reported stolen on January 20, 1991, from the parking lot of the Southside Cinema in Medford. Police were investigating initial reports of human remains being found with the wreckage, but these were found to be deer bones. You can’t help but wonder how 27 years went by without anyone noticing the abandoned Porsche.
That said, its position on the base of the cliff made it difficult to see from the road above. Aside from the damage it sustained in the crash, the Porsche 924 appears to be in remarkably good condition with no signs of rusting or corrosion considering how long it’s been left exposed to the elements. The car’s precarious location also makes it difficult for police to recover. "The vehicle's location on steep, rugged terrain presents logistical and environmental concerns for removal," the sheriff's office reported. "Sheriff's Office officials are working to determine the best course of action." Whether it will be reunited with its original owner after all these years remains to be seen.