Most expensive car wrecks ever – Ferrari, Bugatti. . . you’ll be surprised.

Got a great email from a buddy with the “most expensive car wrecks ever”.  We’ve all been in a fender-bender, but these are truly painful to look at:

#10. Bugatti  EB110  …   $500,000

This 1992 $500,000 super-exotic  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  mad hatter. He crashed this beauty in  the wee morning hours while driving in Hong  Kong.

#8.  Mercedes Benz  SL  300 …   $950,000

The SL 300 “Gullwing” represents  the very finest of Mercedes.  The owner thought it would be a good idea to race  this million dollar car on the streets of Mexico, at the annual  “La Carrera Panamericana”  race – limited to classic cars produced before  1965.

#7. Jaguar XJ220 …    $1.1 Million

The XJ220 once held the record  for highest top speed for a production car (217  mph).

#6. Ferrari Enzo …    $1.3 Million

The most famous Ferrari Enzo  crash (shown above) was at Malibu, California in  2005, when  the driver ,  “Fat Steven” Eriksson crashed the car at 196  mph and walked away.

#5. Bugatti Veyron  …   $1.6 Million

The Bugatti Veyron is the most  expensive production car in history. 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.

#4. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF  …   $1.65 Million

This extremely rare classic car,  the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT “Tour de France”,  crashed into a wall at the Shell  Ferrari-Maserati Historic Challenge in  2003.

#3. Ferrari 250 GT Spyder  …   $10.9 Million

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. 

#2. Ferrari 250 GTO  …   $28.5 Million

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 $28.5  Million. The crash above represents a car  worth more than the combined value of all 14  Enzos (see #6 above) involved in  accidents. After a track event involving historic  cars,
the owner rammed into the back of  another car after traffic slowed  down.

#1. Tiger  Woods’ Escalade  …    $55 million and rising

The most expensive car crash  ever?
Final estimate to be determined  by Elin Nordegren and corporate sponsors.

One response to “Most expensive car wrecks ever – Ferrari, Bugatti. . . you’ll be surprised.

  1. Ough…that’s scary…

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