TIL On June 11, 1955, a Mercedes Benz 300SLR crashed into the stands at Le Mans, killing 82 people, including the driver. Another 300SLR just sold at auction for $143M USD.

Read more: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tragedy-at-le-mans

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  1. I’m not going to link to it – but there is video of the accident. His car basically detonated and the engine block it looks like just tore through the fans. It’s awful to watch.

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