3 supercars have been locked in abandoned Chinese dealership for 12 years

  • A YouTuber discovered an old dealership in China
  • Inside were three supercars – a Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari 575 Superamerica, and Corvette Z06
  • While they’re clearly abandoned, the cars are not able to be rescued due to red tape

Published on Mar 22, 2024 at 3:36 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Mar 28, 2024 at 12:42 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A YouTuber just stumbled upon three iconic supercars in an abandoned building in China.

Gordon Cheng spotted an old Ferrari Maserati dealership in the city of Dongguan.

While the shop has clearly been closed for years, there are still three incredible products on the shop floor.

A Ferrari, a Porsche, and a Corvette sit in perfect condition, except for a thick layer of dust.

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Effspot, Cheng’s YouTube channel, is famous for featuring videos of high-performance cars.

Usually, these cars are on the roads, but his recent run-in with the three abandoned cars was a little different.

Cheng took to the streets of Dongguan, which is where most of China’s factories are found.

Here he found a dealership decorated with Ferrari and Maserati logos.

Inside, there were faded posters, sagging couches, and crumbling ceilings.

Oh, and three supercars.

It’s suspected that the owner fled after going bankrupt, leaving behind the dealership and its contents.

In the 12 years since then, these cars have been neglected, reportedly because of legal complications.

“There’s a lot of red tape basically,” Cheng says.

Possibly the most exciting find is a Porsche Carrera GT, a much sought-after collector’s car.

In fact, even Tiger Woods has one in his impressive car collection.

There were only 1,270 units made, and only three were made in this particular Zanzibar Red Metallic shade.

Next to the Carrera GT is a Ferrari 575 Superamerica, which is even rarer with just 599 units having ever been made.

This model has a manual gearbox, one of only 43 produced.

It was originally sold in Russia and Germany before it made its way to China with only 2,800 miles on the odometer.

And those miles aren’t set to go up any time soon.

Then there’s the bright yellow Corvette Z06 with its formidable 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine, which produces 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Quite a waste of an incredible engine.

Chinese laws that came into play about 10 years ago make rescuing these cars a near-impossible task.

Even Porsche China tried its luck to get the Carrera GT out of captivity but to no avail.

For now, these cars will remain behind glass, pristinely preserved if the dust is ignored.

Whether they’ll be rescued before the ceiling completely caves in remains to be seen.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.