Every car collision has a price. The amount a driver has to pay up front depends on the type of insurance policy. And the overall cost depends on the damage to the car and any other cars or property.
Some collisions have had hefty price tags in the millions of dollars because rare and luxury cars were involved in the accident. When you see an estimate for auto body repair, be glad your estimate is not this much.
A 14-Car Pile-Up
When multiple vehicles are involved in a crash, there’s no question the accident is costly. In Japan, a group of car enthusiasts were travelling together on wet roads when they were involved in a collision. Fourteen cars total were involved including eight Ferraris, three Mercedes, a Lamborghini Diablo, a Skyline R33, and a Toyota Prius.
With that many cars involved, it was fortunate that no one had serious injuries. However, all of the cars in the accident were totaled and the damage was estimated at $3.85 million.
Crashing a Rare Performance Vehicle
The famous Nurburgring in Germany is made for testing speed and handling of a vehicle. When a driver attempted to set a lap record, he collided into a barrier. The driver was treated for minor injuries at a hospital, but the vehicle he was driving, a Koenigsegg, had extensive body damage and fire damage to the back end.
The vehicle was a Koenigsegg One:1 and only seven vehicles were made of that model. The sports car was valued at $5 million before the crash.
Racing a Rare Car Comes with a Price
No one expects to pay for collision repair. The driver of a Ferrari 250 GTO probably was not expecting to pay an enormous price when he crashed his rare sports car into another vehicle during a race. The damage was extensive and prior to the race, that vehicle was valued at $35 million.
Whether your vehicle is an everyday commuter or you own a luxury vehicle, the certified technicians at Ellis & Salazar Automotive and Collision can repair your vehicle back to its original condition. If you get into an accident, give us a call for a free estimate and have your vehicle repaired by highly trained experts.