I just saw a documentary on The Doors as part of the 'American Experience' series on PBS. I had seen some Doors concert films before, but there was a lot of footage that I had never seen before. I recommend it for fans of the band or just as a historical timepiece.
Among the footage was JM tearing it up in a '67 Shelby GT500, Nightmist Blue w/ Parchment interior and a 4 speed. He was hammering on it in the desert and cruising the So-Cal highways. Not suprisingly, he's swiggin booze a lot of the time too. Its cool to see the other cars on the roads, filmed ca. 1969. There was one scene where the editors cheated however- because magically, the '67 GT500 turned into a '66 Fastback on a couple long shots....d'oh!
I immediately wondered whatever happened to this car, and if found, how much $$$ would that sucker be worth?
I found a Shelby page with some info, including a pic of the car's registration card with the VIN blacked out. Some accounts suggest he abandoned the car on the Strip after a wreck, or he left it at LAX while on tour and the car was towed away. But according to Robby Krieger, Jim really loved the car, wrecked it 4 or 5 times (big surprise ), but the last time he wrecked it the body shop said it was a total loss.
Whether or not you are a fan, I think it would be pretty cool for Rock & Shelby history if this car somehow survived.
Does anybody have any Marti or SAAC reg. info or a book that would say how many Nightmist Blue/ Parchment / 4speed (w/CA smog most likely) Shelby GT500's were built? What would the VIN look like?
Who knows, maybe "there's a killer [car] on the road"....