Everything has closed. The boutique sports car builder once had 125 employees. Now it’s just down to six who still show up for work, and even that won’t last much longer. So how did Wiesmann find itself in such deep shit financially? It all dates back to 2009 and a case of really, really bad timing. Because sales and customer loyalty were looking quite good, Wiesmann decided it was time to expand its factory and production efforts. Doing so required bank loans and, of course, more customers. But sadly, the economic meltdown took hold and sales went down dramatically.