Builder gives his dog away - because she ATE the outside of his £80,000 Aston Martin

Royston Grimstead, 42, from Chedzoy, Somerset, came home to find border collie spaniel cross Luce had chewed through the fibreglass wheel arch of his luxury motor

A builder decided to re-home his dog - after the mischievous pet chewed through part of his £80,000 Aston Martin.

Royston Grimstead, 42, came home to find that border collie spaniel cross Luce had gnawed at the fibreglass wheel arch of his luxury motor.

Mr Grimstead saw that his four-year-old pet ‘was covered in white stuff’ so gave her away the very next day - after claiming Luce also didn’t get on with his other dog.

The impatient pet owner, from Chedzoy, Somerset, said: ‘She had chewed out a huge chunk. I just laughed. I mean, what else could I do?

'I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers - but it was the fibreglass from the car.

'I'm not a crier and she knew she had done something wrong because she had this guilty look on her face.'

Divorced Mr Grimstead, from Chedzoy, Somerset, got Luce three years ago, and claimed she had never snacked on any of his possessions before she chewed on his car last Wednesday.

He justified giving away the border collie by stating that Luce does not get on with his other dog, a 10-year-old border collie called Jess.


Mr Grimstead gave Luce away by putting an advert on a dog rehoming website last week. Her new owners also live in Somerset.

He added that he was already considering re-homing her before she chewed at his vehicle - which he described as 'the final straw'.

Royston's prized car was left with gnaw marks above a wheel arch. (SWNS)
'She avoided me after she did it and she was gone the next day,' he said.

'I didn't tell the new owners what she had done - I expect when they hear I'll find Luce back on my doorstep.'


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Mr Grimstead, who bought his beloved Aston Martin DB9 Volante 15 months ago, added: 'She does not get on with my other dog.

'She must have overheard me talking about re-homing her because she's normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before.'

Mr Grimstead's vehicle is insured against the £3,000 damage, and he is set to have it repaired next week.