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History Orbitron FOUND?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Wowcars, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. I bet it was on Craigslist.
  2. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,487


    <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250 UNSELECTABLE="off">Cool find, the locale is a little suspect though when you look at how complete the car is. I can't believe the engine components, wheels/tires and suspension are still there, amazing.
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  3. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,023


    Just to clear the air about this, I am not the one that has found the Orbitron, nor do I know the owner. From what I have gathered, the owner wants to remain somewhat anonymous right now. I want to keep track of its progress, if he builds it or Mark or Fritz gets a hold of it, or whoever. Yes, this is a GREAT chapter in the history of this car. Undoubtedly one that will be in books in years to come. Maybe with an enormous amount of luck, I will be able to contribute more than just a relayed message on the internet. Hopefully the HAMB will add to its restoration and the owner/builder lets us partake in its historic events that will unfold. Stay tuned...
  4. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    I can hear Big Daddy now....."so thats where I parked it!"
  5. a smut shop waste bin...maybe wanna get out the decon suit and 409 first...

    great story of automotive archeology!
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,989

    from Houston

    I took some of those images into Photoshop to get a better look at them. Then I thought hey, why not translate what it says on the buildings around it, so...

    On the left are some roman baths, then the porn shop and then a Russian, Turkish smoke shop. Some neighborhood. No wonder the owner wants to remain unknown.;)
    Joined: Jul 3, 2007
    Posts: 207

    from Canada Eh

    WOW this has made my day but i thought Roth gave all his cars to museums and so on. So how did it end up in Mexico also what other Roth cars are missing.
  8. Kool Kat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 796

    Kool Kat


    Might have water in the motor.

  9. Mark Karger
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
    Posts: 397

    Mark Karger
    from houston TX

    Obviously a staged photo,at the price copper is bringing that radiator wouldn't last over night at the central police station in downtown houston, & certainly not in Mexico. Where is the trash it collected? It's been stored in a shop/garage some where.
  10. leadsled01
    Joined: Nov 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,123


    I tend to agree.. But I hope we are wrong for the sake of kustoms everywhere.
  11. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,868

    Harms Way

    I just don't know what to say,............... WOW !
  12. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,630

    from Hypocrisy

    So unbelievable!

    This is rockin good news, I hope Fritz gets to restore it. I love the way those Astros made a galliant effort to return to mother nature.

    I'm totally stoked, but it wasn't one of Ed's finer designs. I wonder what he would have had to say about it? He'd probably just shrug it off...."ha, who cares, it's just an old failure of a show car."
  13. Kool Kat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 796

    Kool Kat

    the border crossing pic is at the Pidras Negras crossing from Texas to Mexico. The pic was taken from inside a Super Duty with Texas Registration sticker on the windshield.

    Couple vatos at work think the town might be Becheville Mexico.
  14. Kool Kat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 796

    Kool Kat

    Fritz is in the loop on this one.
  15. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    I think it's cool you can paint naked stripper chickies on the buildings there....
  16. Kool Kat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 796

    Kool Kat

    The pics above are actually pics of a stack of printed pics, fingerprint, reflection, etc.

  17. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,114

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Yup,to my way of thinking it's all faked,very well faked maybe but faked,big $$$$ for getting away with some like this deal too.
    I don't get over joyed about Roth cars anyway,only one that even looked good to me at all was Outlaw,the rest were just show junk to me. Ya I know a lot like 'm,and that's why I think super faking that kind of stuff would pay off for some one.
    That story don't sound fishy to you?
  18. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,501

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    I'd like to know how it went from a show car to the " carnival ' circut ??!
  19. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,565

    100% Matt

    I think the whole story is very suspect. We'll have to see how the whole thing pans out

  20. hotrod mike
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,728

    hotrod mike

    I have a gold metalflake version of the same wheel. Mine still says Cragar on the back side. Mike
  21. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
    Posts: 3,661

    Flathead Youngin'

    aidsmobile formerly known as the orbitron

    they say that when you are restoring/building an old hot rod.....out in your garage into the weee hours of the night, that the ole' car will whisper in your ear......if only cars could talk........oh, never mind!

    yeah, that's pretty darn cool.....i've been reading through the roth book and it crossed my mind, "wonder when i'll log onto the hamb and see where somebody found the mysterion" well, close enough.....

    thanks for telling us!
  22. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 807

    Theo Douglas

    I agree with youse guys who say there's no way it coulda sat outside.
    I think the deal almost had to have gone down in Mexico--but I think someone who cared something for the car had to have owned it, and I think it was stored inside. Not outside. No way. Not in Mexico.
    The reason it was outside was because it was being picked up that day--not because they kept it outside. In fact, the grill of the red truck that shows up in one of the photos is the grill of the truck that hauled it across the border. That makes things sort of obvious.
    Also, this is the kind of car that people in Mexico might not recognize, but they're smart enough to recognize its value, and because of that, they wouldn't keep it outside.
  23. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611


    The story goes like this..........the aliens that go around abducting people wanted to sample some porn from south of the border ( ya know...donkeys and such...wink-wink ! :rolleyes: ) and they been toting this thing around for years since they hijacked it in Fresno "cause it looked like a vintage speeder from back home and they thought it was cool but they had to make room for all their Wayne Newton shit they had stashed in Vegas so while the Captain and the first officer was gathering up the porno (for reference purposes only ) they just rolled this thing out and over to the curb... then Elvis made an anonomous phone call to a guy who was looking for old Roth cars and ...Bingo !!
    Hey nurse........the meds are wearing off !!!!:D
    I"m really glad they found it.
  24. Very perceptive there. It could happen!!!
  25. hatch
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 3,667

    from house

    So, who is this "Ed Roth" guy????.....and what's the big deal about a fiberglass car with a sbc???....I thought this was a traditional forum. I'm gonna go out in the garage and work on my "Street Beast".
  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,320

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Who cares if the story is real or not? Enjoy it for what we have fellas...
  27. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    Have you guys missed the posts from Sled down in Mexico and all the cool shit he finds????

    I like to think this is possible........
  28. wow! i'm suprised that with all this Roth bashing no one has said anything in his defense.
    he sure was cool.
    but i guess he was no fonzie?
  29. mazdaslam
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,524


    Exactly!!! Very cool discovery.
  30. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,034

    Alliance Vendor

    Man, it seems like Mexico is stuffed with old rare cars, but this is really unbelivable.... Really great find

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