In the modern world, accidents and crashes have become common due to the growth of population and people making more money. Owning cars has become easy.
Owning an expensive car or a sports car on the other hand requires a passion and owning a classic needs something more than just passion. These cars have to be given attention, love and care. The classic cars were what brought the modern cars into being. Since they are not being made any more, these high-value cars give us the chance to understand the past better. Which is why crashing them is so unfortunate.
Here in our list below, we take a look at the world's top 10 most expensive crashes till date.
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10. Bugatti EB110
At number 10 is a 1992 model Bugatti EB110 which was crashed by a mechanic who took out for a test drive after some maintenance work. The man claims that there was an oil slick on the road that made him lose control of the car and hit a pole. The car was worth USD 500,000.
9. Pagani Zonda C12 S
At number nine is a Pagani Zonda C12 S. Only 12 of these cars were made and the owner thought that number was a little too high and he tried to reduce one by crashing his own! This accident happened in Hong Kong and the estimated price of the car is USD 650,000.
8. Mercedes Benz SL 300
One of the ultimate cars for a classic car lover is the Mercedes Benz SL 300 Gullwing. In this case, the owner of the car decided to participate in the La Carrera Panamericana, a race exclusively for cars made before 1965. He would have had a lot of regrets after crashing this beauty which is worth USD 750,000.
7. Jaguar XJ220
At number seven comes our million dollar crash, the Jaguar XJ220. This was one of the fastest production cars in the world during its time with a top speed of 217 mph. The picture shows how the owner of this car is just standing next to the car, not knowing what to do. One interesting thing though is how the driver managed to climb the sidewalk and hit the post right at the centre of his car.
6. McLaren F1
At number six is an amazing car, unfortunately crashed by an amazing person. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) crashed this vehicle, the McLaren F1, which only 107 vehicles were ever made. Mr. Bean had crashed this in 2005 once and had also crashed an Aston Martin. The world's fastest production car at a point, had a price tag of USD 1.25 million.
5. Ferrari Enzo
Alright, if anybody wondered about Ferraris and how careful the people who own it are, well, think again. This person thought it was a good idea to drive fast, we mean really fast on a limited edition Ferrari, that too in a car that was so special it had to be named after the founder himself. This Enzo was driven and crashed at 196 mph, and the USD 1.3 million car was literally split in two.
4. Bugatti Veyron
At number four is the fastest production car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron. The owner of this car thought it was a good idea to drive at 100 mph on a rainy day in his week old car. The idea was not a good one at all. After spending a huge amount to buy the fastest car in the world, USD 1.6 million, he crashed it.
3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF
The top three in our list are rare classics. At number three is a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF. The owner of this car thought that it was a good idea to take this beauty on to the track and guess what, he crashed it! Straight into a wall. The car is worth USD 1.65 million.
2. Ferrari 250 GT Spyder
So what does one do if he owned a Ferrari 250 GT Spyder? Well, park it in a garage next to the beach so a hurricane can destroy it instead of crashing it. This is what happened in this person's case. In May 2008, one of these cars sold for USD 10,894,900 at an auction.
1. Ferrari 250 GTO
In 2008, the Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car sold at an auction, selling for USD 28.5 million. The owner of this particular car took it out to the track to display his car at a historic event and rear ended a car in front of him when the cars slowed down.