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#10. Bugatti EB110 - $500,000

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

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

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
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

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.

 

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#5. Ferrari Enzo - $1.3 Million

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. Below is the result.





#4. Bugatti Veyron - $1.6 Million


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. Below 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

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

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

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 below 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.


 

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Cmon, where's the rest?
There ya go!

I think the one that hurts the most for me is the California Spyder...My all time favorite Ferrari. :)st



 

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The good thing is that most of the ultra-classics can be put back.
If you've got enough money to own one, you can pay for the best metal-workers in the world, and believe me there are some great ones out there.

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Whew! Some bucks tossed to the winds there! I'm guessing the scrape from a curb on the air dam of my Scion Xb is on the list of the least expensive car crashes...
 

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Wasn't the one buried in the sand the same one used in Ferris Bueller's day off??? Now we know what happened to two of the 107 built!!!
 

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Wasn't the one buried in the sand the same one used in Ferris Bueller's day off??? Now we know what happened to two of the 107 built!!!
Yep, same style car. The one in the movie was a replica (of course). And there is a dispute weather this one shown is one of the 107 originals or a "replica" due to the tail lights. They appear to be off of an MGB which is commonly used on the replica Ca. Spyders.
 

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That's some serious hardware there for sure.

Wasn't the one buried in the sand the same one used in Ferris Bueller's day off??? Now we know what happened to two of the 107 built!!!
I know of a third.
 

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Lets update those value shall we...

EB110 $150 maybe

C12 bout right

SL300 Much more if had comp history from the original Carrera race at least 2 mill

XJ220 $150 on a good day

Mc Laren F1 last one sold for 4 million - current one for sale 4.4 million

Enzo 1.2 million

Bugatti bout right

TDF bout right with no comp history

250 cal spyder - most of these sell at 4 million or so depending on aluminium body, comp history etc.

Lastly GTO # 22 is Nick Masons car (pink floyd drummer) it has not sold at aution for 28 million - at least not a public auction - the known high sale was the $12.2 million 250 TR- and that just happned 2 weeks ago in Italy. and the dink on the front bumber would cost maybe 50 to fix - a rounding error on that car. Most of these wrecks ended up costing way more than this one. This is a very well know car.


for what its worth...
 

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Lets update those value shall we...

EB110 $150 maybe

C12 bout right

SL300 Much more if had comp history from the original Carrera race at least 2 mill

XJ220 $150 on a good day

Mc Laren F1 last one sold for 4 million - current one for sale 4.4 million

Enzo 1.2 million

Bugatti bout right

TDF bout right with no comp history

250 cal spyder - most of these sell at 4 million or so depending on aluminium body, comp history etc.

the known high sale was the $12.2 million 250 TR- and that just happned 2 weeks ago in Italy. and the dink on the front bumber would cost maybe 50 to fix - a rounding error on that car. Most of these wrecks ended up costing way more than this one. This is a very well know car.


for what its worth...

Here is the link.
http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1053657&icid=autos_0509015&GT1=22018
 

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Yep, same style car. The one in the movie was a replica (of course). And there is a dispute weather this one shown is one of the 107 originals or a "replica" due to the tail lights. They appear to be off of an MGB which is commonly used on the replica Ca. Spyders.
Good eye. I checked those lights with an MGB on the web and they are identicle.

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I'm surprised that the "Enzo" Eddie Griffin crashed making that lame movie "Redline" isn't on the list. It was the Director or Producers personal Enzo.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/27/entertainment/main2611916.shtml

That is the link...

But I would suggest the numbers I'm talking about are TODAYS appoxamate value. Some of those cars have gone up - some down. If you look at the pics its easy to see those all did not happen in the last year. That said all of these cars are not totaled either - so they are not complete losses - just cars that got in an accendent. And Nick Masons car has not sold at a public auction for 28 million.



Maybe a more corect title for the story would be "the most expensive cars at the time to have gotten in an car wreck":)devil
 
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