Frontal collision during the Mille Miglia
Mercedes Gullwing wrecked
The crash happened on Saturday morning in Tuscia, Italy during this year’s open-
road Mille Miglia endurance race. The Benz 300SL Gullwig participating in the race frontally collided with a BMW 1-Series heading to Rome.
Both Alexander and Konstantin Sixt, members of the board of directors of the car rental company owned 57% by the Sixt family were sitting in the black vintage Merc when it crashed, but it is hasn’t been disclosed yet which one of them was driving the car at the time. Ambulances and a rescue helicopter were seen arriving at the scene and the drivers of both cars were taken to hospital. Luckily, neither suffered major injuries.
Judging by the wrecked cars it’s a miracle that nobody got seriously injured. The BMW is definitely totalled whereas the old Mercedes might just be salvaged. The damage is estimated to be around €500,000.