The GTX-1 Let's start the treasure hunt
Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:21 PM
GT40 with a big block Ford and hewland gearbox.
He supervised the building of it into a roadster Can Am car
I think it was pretty unsuccessful. so my first question is: why, when , with an alloy tub, it
must have weighed a lot less than a regular GT40.
But the story gets more interesting. The car got back to SA and they put a Mk. II nose and tail on it, (plus revised the suspension) painted it red and
entered it at Sebring where it won.
So is this car occupying pride of place in a museum?
No, it was reportedly cut in half and tossed into a landfill in Torrance,CA.
My question is: has anyone found it?
does anyone know what year?
will a metal detector detect aluminum?
I am ready to play Indiana Jones if I can get pointed in the right direction....
Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:02 PM
I would look at Kagel Canyon Landfill, but Im gonna warn you, the landfill is highly hazardous, and IF it ended up IN the landfill, I would guess it has tons of debris on top of it by now. Kagel was relatively young back in those days, but was where most of the big items ended up.
My guess is when something like that came across the dump, someone probably kept it or sold it off. I would go to the administration offices and ask for someone who was there back then, and I bet a retired worker would remember seeing a car like that. Good luck though. A metal detector wont help you, because its all filled with metal pieces there.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:37 PM
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How in the world do you plan on searching for that car if it is in the landfill buried under tons and tons of trash and dirt?
If I recall correctly is this a 1 of 3 built car. Would it be the same as one of these advanced ford cars.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 06:21 PM
I wouldn't doubt that it ended up in the trash - after all they tried to sell the daytona coupes for $5000 each after they were retired. Those are now worth millions.
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