A Series Of Treasure Maps Has Been Created To Find 20 Of The World’s Most Famous Missing Cars
With more than $200 million dollars at stake, Select Car Leasing compiled a chart and a series of maps that show the last-known location of 20 of the world’s most famous missing cars.
Included in the list of cars is one of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5s featured in “Goldfinger.” The car was stolen from a hangar at an airport in Boca Raton, Fla., in 1997 and never seen again.
Then, there’s the wreckage of the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder that James Dean died in which went missing as it was being shipped to George Barris’ garage in Hollywood in 1960. The car could be worth upwards of $5 million today.
Not all of the cars are hard to find. Some are just hard to recover. Like the Chrysler Norman that went down with the Andrea Doria in 1956 and a Renault Type CB Coupe De Ville that was aboard the Titanic. Turns out fishing a car from two and a half miles below the surface of the Atlantic can be tricky, and pricy. Their estimated values are $1.25 million and $250,000 today respectively.
Next up on the list is the Duesenberg SJ-506 that was left behind in Algeria by its car racing owner Emile Beghain, who fled the country’s civil war in 1962. It’s speculated the car would go for around $22 million if it ever surfaced in good condition.
While all of those would be good finds, the biggest mystery and prize is the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic that was last seen at the company’s headquarters in Mosheim, France, in 1938. The car was thought to have been shipped to Bordeaux for safekeeping as the Nazis invaded the country. Only four were produced and La Voiture Noire is estimated to be worth $100 million if someone ever finds it.
We’re guessing the Average Joe isn’t going to be diving into the Atlantic or searching the French countryside anytime soon, you never know what may be hiding in plain sight. Just a few years ago, one of the Ford Mustangs used to film Bullitt” was discovered rotting away in a junkyard in 2017. So keep your eyes peeled!