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History Orbitron FOUND?

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

  1. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,630

    from Hypocrisy

    Best news all year.
  2. No, it's better, Roth built this.
  3. For all you who think Ed Roth was a historical lightweight, check out the number of views on this thread!
  4. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852


    thats pretty unbelieveable.. i hope they keep finding old relics like this!
  5. CaddyRat
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 577


  6. rjgideon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2005
    Posts: 533


    Awwww, man. That ain't goat cheese...

  7. HoldFast
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 818


    anyone have clear photos of that mill before it sat in 20 years of rain.

    should get some solid photos up in this thread. sad seeing it all cut up missing the glass...etc.
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 634

    from Seattle

    Awesome story!! just think of all the shady people that have been around this car adding to its history!! And to top it off probally some boogie night drug lord was cruising it around his side show circus high like he was hot shit honking the horn watching t.v with that chromed front end.. man i can only picture it now those were the good times huh!!
  9. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    Hey guys, the story is for real, a very good friend of mine bought the car and I went and looked at it a few days ago. He wants to remain anonymous because he does not know what he is going to do with it just yet. The car actually was in our hometown for several years and was owned by someone we both know. This person was the one who sold it to someone in Mexico, my friend found out about it recently. The car was kept outside for over 20 years and the pictures were taken as it was going to be loaded for its trip across the border. He is one of those people who are always looking and has found hundreds of cool cars over the years.
  10. holy crap...I bought a lottery ticket yesterday for the super lotto but that guy hit the jackpot in meheecoo!!!!!!!! Hope they do it justice and document the restoration with pix and video
  11. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    How hard was it getting it over the border????

    What kind of paperwork would there be for something like this?????
  12. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,746


    Lots of $$$$$ in a brown bag is all :D
  13. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,158


    First of all, the Trash was taken out of the car prior to these fotos being taken and the path cleared in order to move the car.. Go to the link provided and take a close look mate!

    Don't worry about trying to correct everything that is posted. It really doesn't matter. It's a cool car. Even if a cool story was contrived to go along with finding it, nobody really cares.

    Now personally I would have tried to get the "art" painted on the wall behind the car to display with the car. If not, it certainly needs reporduced to use as a backdrop in showing the car.
  14. My guess is that it was successful for Roth, cause he sold it to Promotions Inc to tour the show circuit.
  15. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,522

    from Texas

    I got the ID off the block and went to the Mortec site and found that it is a 265 from 56-57, just to add to the story.
  16. :eek: DAD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?:eek:

  17. V8 Fieros with Kit Kar bodies... right on brother.
  18. eye bone
    Joined: Jul 13, 2005
    Posts: 655

    eye bone

    Wow! That's it alright!

    Hey Robert Williams if your out there, there's a painting in this, right up your alley!
  19. donnie
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 191

    from NC

    found a good pic of the car.

    Attached Files:

    • orb.jpg
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  20. hmmmm
    Roth car, book porn,mexican nudes,carnival rides, trash,money changing hands , posible drug connections ....
    wheres the model glue?
    if this site had smell-a-vision and a Mr Peabody's way back machine ..
    I'd be 13 again
  21. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
    Posts: 386


    The owner said that he had to grease the palms on the Mexican side and the Americans just laughed as he passed through the boarder because they felt that it wasn't even worth sending back!.
  22. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,101

    from Awesome

    This story is fucking cool.
  23. Scotch
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,488



    we'll be telling our grandkids about this someday.

  24. 2bdfrnt
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 3


    That's uncalled for pal. I think slagging other countries off with stereotyped cliches is just a way to make yourself look stupid.
  25. famous59
    Joined: Oct 4, 2003
    Posts: 626

    from dallas, tx

    Brian - You can be assured and might as well bump that to 100%. You are correct as for the location..... I agree the car is in good hands...

  26. mackster
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 535


    I would translate it as "El Basurero the mecos Mexicanos!" put this in restoration list: Mexican mural on the back with some stripper girls and a bandanna! with the words in old English.
    Just kidding, It's a great find. I will be looking around for some myself. . . .
  27. Very Cool.

    Congrats to the people involved. I loved the models of the Roth cars as a kid and remember a few from the magazines.

    I never knew of this car and I kinda like it but its got nothing on some of his others (tweetie pie would be my favourite).

    As a kid I can remember my favourite was the little yellow thing with the surfboard (Tiki car or something), but probably because I had the model.

    With regard to the coloured headlights, I reckon the theory sounds good, but green isn't a primary colour.

  28. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
    Posts: 386


    Ahh yes but we are talking light here not paint!

    Ed's background electromagnetic energy and his artistic study of color really shined with his RGB light setup. The theory of additive color mixing threw everyone for a loop and kept folks guessing.

    For more information on Additive Color mixing please check out

  29. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
    Posts: 386


    My sincere apologies if I offended anyone with a stereo typical counter comment that was just as stupid to begin with.. However I don't appreciate none believers or those that would accuse someone of making up a story that is true or even half true if they don't know the story themselves!

    I don't know, maybe I jumped the gun and just had to retaliate a bit because in short, the guy was calling me a liar and unless he knows any better then maybe his opinion should have been kept to himself.. But then again maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut! So with that you have my apologies.

  30. Lighten up a little. It looks just as unimpressive as the conspiracy BS in this thread.

    BTW Moldy, I do have some convict blood, but I'm not in the least offended.

    Good luck with the rebuild.

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