$30M Aston Martin DBR1 In Race Wreck

Sometimes, things just happen. Anytime you take a car out on the road or onto the race track, there’s a chance that something will go wrong and you’ll be involved in an accident. Such was the case last weekend when an Aston Martin DBR1 said to have been the second placer at Le Mans in 1959 with none other than Carroll Shelby at the wheel. It’s also one of only five of the car ever made.

Worse than all of this? The othe rtwo cars that hit the Aston fore and aft were an Austin Healey and a Jaguar XK. Both also being high-value classics.

The damage is immeasurable, but the car itself has a value of $30 million, as of the last time one went to auction. So this is definitely not pretty.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.