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Old 26th March 2010, 15:58   #1
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Something pretty interesting that I found.

The top 10 uhh 11 Most expensive car crashes

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#10. Bugatti EB110 - $500,000

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You know these are expensive crashes when a $500,000 super-exotic barely makes it to #10 on the list. This 1992 Bugatti EB110 was being driven by a mechanic as part of its annual checkup. He claims there was an oil slick on the road which caused him to lose control and crash into a pole. The owner of the Bugatti is a famous "feel good" guru named Emile Ratelband. Not sure how good he was feeling after this wreck.


#9. Pagani Zonda C12 S - $650,000

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Only 15 Zonda C12 S were ever built, but that didn't stop this owner from driving it like a bat out of hell. He crashed this beauty in the wee morning hours while driving in Hong Kong.


#8. Mercedes Benz SL 300 - $750,000

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The SL 300 "Gullwing" represents the very finest of Mercedes. It is THE classic car. Unfortunately, there's been more than one crash involving this masterpiece. You're looking at a car that was once worth nearly a million dollars. The owner thought it would be a good idea to race it on the streets of Mexico .. No, not a street race, but the annual "La Carrera Panamericana" race which is limited to classic cars produced before 1965.

#7. Jaguar XJ220 - $1 Million

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Here we have our first million dollar crash (and we're only #7 on the list). The XJ220 once held the record for highest top speed for a production car (217 mph).


#6. McLaren F1 - $1.25 Million (sorry no picture)

The McLaren F1 took over the Jaguar XJ220 not only in price, but also highest top speed at 231 mph. (broken only in 2005). There were only 107 ever produced, and several destroyed. Including this one driven by Rowan Atkinson, the popular actor who plays "Mr.. Bean". Atkinson has the unfortunate history of crashing multiple exotic cars, including an Aston Martin.


#5. Ferrari Enzo - $1.3 Million

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The Ferrari Enzo sure seems to attract a lot of crashes. This is surprising considering the price tag. You would think the owners would be more careful, but we've documented at least 14 crashes involving the Enzo. That's nearly $20 million worth of crashes! The most famous was the Malibu crash of 2005, when the driver, "Fat Steven" Eriksson crashed the car at 196 mph.. Above is the result.

#4. Bugatti Veyron - $1.6 Million

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The Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive production car in history. And unbelievably, it didn't even make the top three on this list. Only 300 are expected to be produced and already two have crashed. Above is the first one. The driver thought it was okay to speed at 100 mph in the rain. He only had the car for one week.


#3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF - $1.65 Million

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Now we start getting into the extremely rare classic cars. The owners who are willing to take these machines on the road are just plain crazy. The ones that take them on the track are even crazier. This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT "Tour de France" crashed into a wall at the Shell Ferrari-Maserati Historic Challenge back in 2003.

#2. Ferrari 250 GT Spyder - $10 Million

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Just when you thought it couldn't get much more expensive, the damage has been multiplied. The record price for a 1961 250 GT California Spyder at auction was set on May 18, 2008 when a black one was sold for $10,894,900. So what is one doing buried in the sand? The unlucky owner had it stored near the beach when a Hurricane hit.


#1. Ferrari 250 GTO - $28.5 Million

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We now present you with the most expensive car crash ever. Touted as the Ferrari that most successfully embodies the traits of the marque, the 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most valuable car in the world. In 2008 an anonymous English buyer bought a 250 GTO at auction for a record $28,500,000. The crash above represents a car worth more than the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in accidents. It is simply unbelievable that an owner would even dare take this car on the road. After a track event involving historic cars, the owner of this rare beast rammed into the back of another car after traffic slowed down.
Some folks have a lot of diposable income...

And now there is a new #1...

Tiger Wood's Escalade. t's estimated that Tiger's crash will end up costing many more than a lousy 28.5 million!

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Old 26th March 2010, 16:32   #2
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Ouchhh Dippy, that hurt but what a collection!
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The owner of the Bugatti is a famous "feel good" guru named Emile Ratelband. Not sure how good he was feeling after this wreck.

After a track event involving historic cars, the owner of this rare beast rammed into the back of another car after traffic slowed down.
Some folks have a lot of diposable income...

Tiger Wood's Escalade. t's estimated that Tiger's crash will end up costing many more than a lousy 28.5 million!
ROTFL!
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The rowan atkinson F1 crash was fully rebuilt.I think most of the cars in this list are repairable,so they are not total write offs
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Remember the other Veyron that went into a salt lake a few months back. The driver claimed that he was distracted by a low flying pelican!! Dunno how much it cost him though.



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#2 - 250 GT California Spyder is a fake like the one used in Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off . Such replicas are available in plenty.

Movie Cars: The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferrari Spyder Replica Kit - Featured Vehicles - Kit Car Magazine
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Nice collection Dippy ! The No.1 crash is truly hilarious !
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That is a lot of money down the drain, but most of the people owning these wound not mind it. What about the fatality rate involving these expensive cars.

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Ferrari Enzo - $1.3 Million

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The Ferrari Enzo sure seems to attract a lot of crashes. This is surprising considering the price tag. You would think the owners would be more careful, but we've documented at least 14 crashes involving the Enzo. That's nearly $20 million worth of crashes! The most famous was the Malibu crash of 2005, when the driver, "Fat Steven" Eriksson crashed the car at 196 mph.. Above is the result.
The driver cabin in intact, wonder if Fat steven got out alive. The back is completely gone.

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The driver cabin in intact, wonder if Fat steven got out alive. The back is completely gone.
He did, read about it here - Stefan Eriksson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The last one is very Hilarious and True as well !!!!
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Here is a hilarious picture of Rowan Attkinson's Mclaren F1 after the crash. And I was just wondeing after reading about the criminal Stefan who owned the enzo. How did Ferrari in the first place allot a car for him . I thought Ferrari gives their cars to only the creamiest of its buyers and an entire set of details were being checked.
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One more Pagani nearly bit the dust but a mega payout sees it back in action

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Repairs on a Pagani Zonda that was crashed on a test drive near Aberdeen have cost the insurance company a whopping £300,000.

The 220mph supercar collided with a telegraph pole and then went through a fence on a test drive along a country lane last September. As a new Pagani Zonda costs in the region of £528,000, the insurers decided it was salvageable and sent it off to Modena in Italy, where the cars are made


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The Bugatti Veyron off-road-into-water is an epic fail
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Check out this 5 car pile. All of them super exotics. The total repair bill on this is going to be a big one: Bentley Azure takes down a Rapide, a F430, 911 and an S class. More at this link
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London: A US businessman driving a classic Ferrari car worth more than 20 million pounds has been involved in the world's most expensive car crashes ever.

Multi-millionaire Christopher Cox was driving the Ferrari 250 GTO with his wife Ann, who is understood to have suffered a broken leg in the accident in Central France.

Cox was taking part in the 50th anniversary tour of the Ferrari 250 GTO - an Italian sports car dubbed as the 'Picasso of the motoring world.'

The Ferrari, which is one of only 39 ever built, values more than 20 million pounds, the Daily Mail reported.

The incident took place outside Saint-Etienne-des Guirets, near Blois when the enthusiasts drove the iconic Gueux racing circuit in Reims before visiting the Abbey of Hautvillers as part of the five-day tour Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and JCB boss Sir Anthony Bamford were two of 21 groups of multi-millionaire Ferrari fans taking part in the 50th anniversary jaunt.

Ferrari built the 250 GTO between 1962 and 1964 with the 174 mph sports car sold with a 6,000 pounds price-tag.

The value of the 250 GTO has skyrocketed in recent years with one green model built for Stirling Moss selling last month for a world record 22.7 million pounds.

The model involved in Friday's crash was built in April 1962 with the chassis number 3445GT.

The car was resprayed blue from initial red colour, with a yellow central stripe in 1963 to match the colours of Sweden after race driver Ulf Norinder's nationality.

The high value car was later rebodied, but in 1976 was crashed and underwent a full restoration before Mr Cox bought the vehicle in 2005.

US actor Chris Evans is also understood to have recently sold his 18 million pounds model of the Ferrari.

The 250 GTO uses a 3-litre V12 engine developing 300 bhp which results in a 0-60mph time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 174mph.

Source : Ferrari involved in world's most expensive car crash | NDTV.com
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