The Porsche Carrera GT went out of production nearly eight years ago but it's still a highly prized and expensive collectible.

The Porsche Carrera GT went out of production nearly eight years ago but it's still a highly prized and expensive collectible.

The city of Tucson, Arizona knows the latter all too well as they were forced to shell out $43,799 (€32,176 / £25,741) to fix a Carrera GT that was rear ended by a police officer.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the accident occurred in October 2013 and the car's rear bumper, exhaust system and right taillight were damaged in the crash. Despite sounding like a minor fender bender, the exotic nature of the components forced the city council to unanimously approve the repair costs at a recent meeting.

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Cop rear ends Porsche Carrera GT, city gets stuck with $44,000 bill