The Mille Miglia was once one of Europe's premiere sports car racing events, but eventually it got too dangerous and was canceled. Decades later, the race was converted into a historic rally without as much real motorsport competition, and it's now an event which lets wealthy owners stretch the legs of their classics in the Italian countryside.

However, the cars are still running on public roads, and that can be dangerous. Just look at this calamity suffered by Konstantin Sixt, heir to the Sixt rental car company, when his Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe with its famous gullwing doors hit a BMW 1 Series. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported.
The Gullwing is worth in the neighborhood of $1 million, if recent sales are any indication, and it appears to have been badly damaged in the accident. Of course, with a car of this worth, there's little doubt it will live to see another day, and possibly another Mille if the owner remains unswayed. Scroll down watch a brief video for a better look at this German classic's current, thoroughly wrinkled condition.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, this sucks, but at least it was done in while the owner had it out enjoying it. Props to the guy for not letting it rot away in a garage. Maybe if it's repaired and it's value is diminished enough, it'll encourage the owner to drive it even more.
      D E S I G N
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good thing they have access to rental cars lol. Poor cars, my condolences.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who hit who... ? The tweet feed said BMW hit him, the other report said, Mr.SIXT hit the BMW. Either way.. if you got the funds to race a car of that vintage.. all the props to you in doing so. why not?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seeing such a glorious machine murdered by a 1 Series of all things just hurts my soul.
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh that is so awful.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hated the 1 series I hate it even more.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow......That's a bummer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow. My favorite car in my favorite color combination, RIP.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully it can be restored.
      • 1 Year Ago
      terrible! horrible! sad!
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