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Old 08-29-2007, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default Orbitron FOUND?

This was on our car club board this morning:



The Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Orbitron was found last week and now has a new
owner.

The car was found in Mexico. It was used in a carnival for several years
and then as a trash can in front of an adult book store until just last
week.

The new owner hopes to restore it.

"As agent for this endeavor, I will have up dated information to ya all
within the next couple of days."

http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd151/Roth_Orbitron/
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:58 AM   #2
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Are you freaking serious?!?!?!?!?! I think that bit of seediness only adds to the car's cool factor, but just the same - WOW!
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:59 AM   #3
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wow, who-duh-thunk-it
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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Awesome! Bout time.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Orbitron FOUND?

I've got a green flake steering wheel with that same spoke pattern. I hadn't seen another with that pattern til now.

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Old 08-29-2007, 09:03 AM   #6
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it's like when pinnochio gets stuck in the land of the lost boys.. smoking cigars and playin pool.. someone bring that poor car home!
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:04 AM   #7
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does it have daytons on it? did it originally?
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:10 AM   #8
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I am so amazed that these old customs keep popping up as junk that somebody just throws away.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:11 AM   #9
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Oh man thats kool. So how did he find it? was the a tip from someone or was he on vacation?
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:14 AM   #10
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Holy cow. What I wouldn't give to have that puppy. Great find.

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Old 08-29-2007, 09:17 AM   #11
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I've got a green flake steering wheel with that same spoke pattern. I hadn't seen another with that pattern til now.

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Ben:

How in the hell can you tell the steering wheel pattern from that pic, I can barley SEE the steering wheel.

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Old 08-29-2007, 09:18 AM   #12
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How in the hell can you tell the steering wheel pattern from that pic, I can barley SEE the steering wheel.

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look at the link above the pic.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:19 AM   #13
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Check out the webpage posted. LOTS of detail pics in there.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:22 AM   #14
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Original photo...

Roth was never much for it... Said it didn't do well at the shows because he covered the shiny new SBC...
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:23 AM   #15
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Default Re: Orbitron FOUND?

The deal went down on it over the last week or so The guy the bought wants to remain anonymous right now, here is a link to the complete set of pics
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:24 AM   #16
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Ben:

How in the hell can you tell the steering wheel pattern from that pic, I can barley SEE the steering wheel.

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Old 08-29-2007, 09:24 AM   #17
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It never ceases to amaze me how in the hell somebody can just discard something like that. Damn, what's next...the Hirohita merc with top cut off and made into a kiddie pool?
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:29 AM   #18
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I can't believe the tips of the front fenders are still intact! I figure somebody walking by could've cracked those off by bumping into them
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:38 AM   #19
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Sad to think something that was once art would end up like that ,,is that the original motor?
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:44 AM   #20
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Awesome...Totally Awesome!!!!
Roth was my idol throughout my childhood and an inspiration ever since.
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