$30 Million Aston Martin DBR1 Wrecked While Racing
What would you do if you damaged an Aston Martin worth over $30 million? Not only that, but it’s only one of five ever produced and finished second at Le Mans in 1959 with Carroll Shelby behind the wheel. Personally, we’d probably run away and hide in some far away land where no car enthusiast or the owner could ever find us. Thankfully, no one brought out any pitchforks after an Aston Martin DBR1 crashed during a vintage race in the U.K. RELATED: Click Here to See More Pictures of the Aston Martin DBR1
While racing against other classics, an Austin Healey and a Jaguar XK smashed into the priceless Aston Martin DBR1 during the race. No one is exactly sure what happened, but from the damage, the DBR1 definitely received the brunt of it.
This DBR1 started its life as a DBR3, but after the original engine was found to be un-competitive, Aston Martin converted the car into DBR1 spec. Additionally, other outlets have stated that this was the car that Sir Stirling Moss won the 1000km of Nurburgring in 1958, but according to MotorAuthority, that car's chassis was chassis code DBR1/3, while this car's chassis code is DBR1/4.
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According to John Moon, the media relations officer for the track, “Whilst the accident to the Aston was very unfortunate, to say the least, the fact owners like Adrian Beecroft (the man that owns the Aston Martin) are brave enough to race their famous and almost priceless cars and provide us with such entertainment, is wonderful. The Aston was built to race and it would be just as much of a tragedy if it was locked away in a museum.”
Mercifully, when you have this caliber of car, that’s worth so many millions of dollars, the exceptionally wealthy party who owns the vehicle is destined to return her to her former glory. However, we’re sure that the owner of the Aston Martin might be a bit more hesitant on the track after it’s mended.
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