A Nurse with a Gun

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ten Most Expensive Car Crashes

#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 claimed 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. No report of 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 wrecked 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, an event 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.

#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, 2008when a black one was sold for $10,894,900. So what is one doing buried in the sand? Not really a wreck, but still a near total loss, the 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 Wood's Escalade... $55 million and rising....

23 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Fixit said...

Like a train wreck, I saw it coming and couldn't look away.

HA!

Mr Fixit

4:04 PM  
Anonymous wizardpc said...

That. Was. Awesome.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Must admit, I was focused on damage done and purchase price.

Did not see that coming at all.

I heard it was upwards of $1 64 mil a week or so ago.

6:41 PM  
OpenID reflectoscope said...

I should have seen that one coming.

I laughed just the same!

Jim

7:20 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

NICE< Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Beauty.
V/R JWest

7:18 AM  
Blogger Joker23 said...

Oh snap!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Dr. Love said...

What happened to the other half of the enzo????

7:32 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I love it.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous perpster said...

Dr. Love said "What happened to the other half of the enzo????"

Which enzo do you mean, the front enzo or the back enzo? ;-)

11:02 PM  
Blogger Raptor said...

There are some people that are just begging to be smitten by The Car Gods.

Per #1: LOL! Didn't see that coming.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Lawyer said...

Wow...never saw that coming. That made me laugh!

7:09 AM  
Blogger idahohunter said...

Lot's of money dosen't = lot's of brain.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To quote from a TV sitcom; Smokin' Burn! Or You want ice for that burn?

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Ok, first of all, that's classic. Hook, line and sinker.

Second, in the name of all things decent, I must point out - thankfully, as a fan of Ferraris - that the 250 that was trashed in the sand is a replica. I've got pictures of it from the other side; it was in Orange Beach after Ivan hit. Had it been real I would've been compelled to beat the living hell out of the owner.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous r4 said...

Ohh last accident of Tiger wood is horrible. But what should men do if it is happens??anyway thanks for sharing information with pics.

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference between an Escalade and a golf club?

Tiger can drive really well with a golf club.

Ba dum dum pshh

Thank you and don't forget to tip your waitress.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT california, less than 100 were made. My tather spent 3 years restoring this car.
It is his love....it is his passion, it is his fault he didn't lock the garage.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not all of the cars were totaled, some were very fixable

11:13 PM  
Blogger Monalisa said...

Top 10 Most Expensive Cars 2009

http://www.tips29.com/2010/01/top-10-most-expensive-cars-2009.html

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Junk My Car said...

whoa! seriously! $55 million, tiger woods car!

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Junk Car Removal said...

That's crazy. I remember reading about the Enzo crash. It was driven by a guy that was doing a fake startup for the "gizmodo" handheld device. But really they were a bunch of gangsters. These crashes are both amazing and tragic... amazing cars.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did they take these cars on the road??? It's like the time I saw a '57 Tbird crash pic online.

3:50 PM  

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