Firefighters from Maidenhead put out a blaze in the engine of a vintage 1959 MG car at 5pm yesterday.
The car caught fire on the A404 between Burchetts Green and Maidenhead.
A spokesman from Maidenhead fire station said: "The driver said there are only five cars left of that vintage. He hopes the chassis is not too badly damaged and that it can be restored."
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The crash, which took place at about 7am today (Thursday), involved three vehicles. One man sadly died as a result of the collision and his next of kin have been informed.