Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Mystery Of Jim Morrison's 1967 Ford Mustang GT 500

Elektra Records was so pleased at the success of the first album by The Doors that they reportedly gave lead singer Jim Morrison a brand new 1967 Night Mist Blue Ford Mustang GT 500 in appreciation. But, what happened to that priceless star car remains a mystery to this day.

Some stories do exist.

One story claims that Morrison was driving the car up Sunset Strip one early morning, likely drunk or even wasted, and then crashed the car into pole on the street. Morrison simply got out of the wrecked car, and walked up to The Whiskey A Go Go, where the band had often performed, never bothering to look back.

Some stories are that the car was towed, and may have been sold to a few different owners over time, and was eventually crushed by the early 80's.

Another story also exists that the priceless star car was left at the Los Angeles International Airport when the band took a flight out to start a long tour schedule. The car was eventually towed, but Morrison never bothered to retrieve the car. Yet, no records can found of the where-abouts of the car. What happened from there remains a mystery.

Someone out there knows the history of this priceless star car which would would be worth a massive fortune today. Some perfect examples of the car have sold for up to $500,000 at car auctions such as the exclusive one's run by Barnett's.

After Morrison's 1971 Paris death in a bath tub, some documents from the controversial singer's life were recovered including the registration for the car. Did the singer still own the car at some American location, but it mysteriously disappeared after his death, and possibly end up in some collector's garage.

Just like the mysterious Jim Morrison and his mysterious death, the fate of his mysterious 1967 Ford Mustang GT 500 car remains a mystery for the ages.