THIS is the moment a classic engine in shiny ‘Monopoly Car’ chrome crashed into oncoming traffic in Beverly Hills.
Onlookers gasped as the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe, estimated to be worth up to £600,000, crashed into the path of a black sedan.
A viral video shows the moment of impact outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, an A-list hotspot in Los Angeles.
A fan filming the accident let out a muffled “Oh no” as the Cobra’s hood flew up and both cars screeched to a halt.
The humble sedan also appears to have front left damage, with debris strewn across the road.
The chrome-plated car is believed to be a sleek replica of the iconic Cobra – possibly one stored in a nearby museum.
Viewers noticed similarities to the famous piece from the Monopoly sets due to the chrome color and shape.
One said: “The guy who drove into him must hate Monopoly.”
Another said: “The blame lies with Monopoly.”
The car was not one of the original Monopoly pieces released with the game in 1935, but appeared later that year as the seventh tile.
Charles Darow, the original creator of Monopoly, never said what type of car it was supposed to be based on.
The Shelby Daytona is considered one of the most beautiful cars ever made in America.
It was created by Carroll Shelby, the focus of the 2019 film Ford vs. Ferrari.
Chassis number CSX2287 was the first completed Daytona coupe, reaching a speed of 183 miles per hour and impressing everyone who saw it in California.
This model made its first appearance at Daytona International Speedway and set the fastest time in practice before unfortunately catching fire during a pit stop.
The chassis was salvaged and took part in the 1964 Le Mans, breaking 23 speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Several owners then purchased the original car until it was found in the barn of Donna O’Hara, the daughter of a bodyguard, who bought the car in 1971 for just $1,000.
The CSX2287 remained untouched in the barn for 30 years until it was sold in 2001 to Frederick Simeone, a collector of American historic cars.
Days after the sale, O’Hara set herself on fire and gave the undisclosed $4 million to her mother hours before her death.
Only six Cobras were made in the 1960s, the other five were sent to Modena, Italy to be reworked and given the correct bodywork.
Each of the original five models is valued at over $6 million as the cars came to symbolize the end of the dominant American road racing era in the ’60s.
One was auctioned in 2009 for $7.5 million, but the only one that officially entered the race was significantly more expensive.
It is currently on display in the Simeone Automobile Museumin Philadelphia.
The chrome Shelby Daytona in the video is supposedly a replica or “replica,” but it still has an eye-popping price tag.
The chrome finish indicates that this is a replica with authentic chassis tubes and bodywork and not a fiberglass kit.
Similar examples could be worth up to £600,000 with certain specifications, it is said classic.com.
The highest reported Shelby Daytona replica sold for $169,950 in August.
Last month there were 20 Ferraris found in a barn that was auctioned off One of them received an incredible £1.5 million.
The shell of a classic Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series from 1954 was the first choice of the Californian auction.
A rare 1967 Ferrari 412P Berlinetta also sold for an astonishing £24 million, making it one of the most valuable Ferraris ever sold.