2011 Aston Martin DB9 VolanteEnlarge Photo
A late-model Aston Martin has succumbed to a pet pooch in the U.K. The car, a black DB9 Volante similar to the one pictured above, was the pride and joy of builder Royston Grimstead.
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Upon arriving home one day, he found that his border collie spaniel cross Luce was covered in a feathery white substance. Upon further investigation, he discovered that the white substance was chewed up parts of his DB9’s front right fender.
"I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers,” Grimstead told the Daily Mail (via Carsguide). “But it was the fiberglass from the car."
Fortunately for him, the damage was only cosmetic and the car was insured against the £3,000 (approximately $4,880) estimated repair. It's set to be worked on next week.
Unfortunately for Luce, who had never previously chewed any of Grimstead’s possessions, she has since been given away. Grimstead is reported to have said he was already considering giving her away because she didn’t get along with his other dog. He’s also reported to have admitted that Luce’s new owner isn’t aware of the incident.
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