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October 06, 2015

Aston Martin DBR 1
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

A 1959, Aston Martin DBR1, once owned by racing driver Sir Stirling Moss has been involved in a collision with a Jaguar XK120 and an Austin Healey 100. The collision happened during a ‘Supercars of the 1950s’ race as part of the Autumn Classic event at Castle Coombe, Wiltshire on Saturday. The 30 minute race was brought to a halt after the smash between the classic cars. Stirling Moss’ Aston Martin went under the hammer and sold for £20 million, making this one of the most expensive smashes to occur at this type of event. The owner, a venture capitalist named Adrian Beecroft, now faces getting the smashed up car repaired. The Media Relations Officer for the circuit, John Moon, said that the Aston Martin was built to race, and it would have been just as much of a tragedy had the Aston Martin been locked away in a museum. Thankfully, no-one was injured at the event.

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