7 Headlightless Porsche

Headlightless Porsche

Posted on August 8, 2014 by tim


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The Porsche Cayenne is a premium class SUV and is pretty popular in Russia, especially in Moscow. People buy them, people drive them and seem to be happy with their cars if not for one thing: some people have found out that headlights on this car can be relatively easily removed from the car without opening the hood. This created a whole branch of con men specializing in Porsche Cayenne headlights. If you think they just steal the headlights and then resell them you are wrong. What those people usually do according to the reports I read is, they steal the headlights, then they hide those headlights somewhere nearby the car and leave a note on the windshield. The note offers to tell them that the headlights were removed and waiting for them nearby, in order to know the location where they are, a victim should pay a ransom through one of the virtual currencies which are pretty much a big deal in Russia. Assuming that the price of the pair of the lights might reach a thousand dollars, the note asks much less. A lot of people pay this amount and then get a text with the location of their lost lights.

Here we have a whole collection of unfortunate Porsche Cayenne cars photographed right after their headlights were removed.

 

 

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And this is the light itself.

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7 Responses to “Headlightless Porsche”

  1. Ryan says:

    In USA, you remove your CD player or satellite radio when parking in bad neighborhoods. In Russia, you need to remove your goddamn headlights..

  2. Risu says:

    Good thing I own nothing that would be of any value to anyone else. :)

  3. Salty, S says:

    +1 Ryan, lol

  4. George says:

    I’d pay the thousand dollars. I’d NEVER pay extortion.

  5. GNeve says:

    They are not “lightnapped” for ransom money here in the Netherlands…

    The headlight are extremely well suited as marijuana grow lights.

    Check out the article on this link: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/02/thieves-stealing-porsche-headlamps-for-marijuana-grow-lights/

  6. SSSR says:

    With my Honda Civic the hood door needs to be open and the front bumper cover needs to be removed to removed the head light housings.makes it more work to install aftermarket housings.I can see this happen in the states of Washington and Colorado for personal pot growing.

  7. SSSR says:

    Has anyone seen the back page fold in of the October 2014 Mad magazine yet?

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