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Police search for Uwe Gemballa in South Africa

Famed Porsche tuner Uwe Gemballa has gone missing in South Africa.

The Gemballa tuning house is best known for tuning some of the most extreme Porsches available, including the 740bhp Porsche Panamera pictures.

See the Gemballa Porsche Panamera pictures

According to reports, Gemballa, 51, was on a trip to South Africa when he went missing. The search for him is currently focusing on Johannesburg.

Investigators in Germany are reportedly in contact with law enforcement authorities in South Africa in an effort to aid the search.

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McJohn 18 February 2010

Re: Porsche tuner goes missing

Latest word on the interweb is that he has been kidnapped, and is being held for ransom.

McJohn 17 February 2010

Re: Porsche tuner goes missing

I Googled this to see what else I could find, and came up with a snippet suggesting that the German authorites have today sealed the Gemballa offfices.

Methinks there is more to this story than meets the eye.