The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado
THE DEATH CAR LEGEND

The Most Often Told Collector Car Story

The Legend

For once, this "Urban Legend" is real.

     The most famous old car fable of all is about the serendipitous "find" of a very low mileage, very special collector car. The tall tale is often told by someone who actually believes it is true. The person tells that a friend (or friend of a cousin) bought an incredible 1963 Corvette, or 1957 T-Bird, or whatever is currently popular --- the car is never something mediocre like a 1950 Plymouth. The amazing part of the tale is that the car was in pristine overall condition, preserved through time because of the owner's death.

     Every car enthusiast has heard this fable many times. And not a shred of proof is ever available to verify these tall tales. These tales, with their many variations, are so widespread that the current owner of the Gagnon Murder Car disregarded the car's existence when first told of it. But, for once, the story was true.

     The Gagnon Murder Car is the fully documented realization of the most famous old car story. Because of this, the car can generate publicity through news releases, public showings, newspaper and magazine articles, television, and movies. A sample press release is available. Check out "The Gagnon Murder Car" to see more of the car; check out "The Gagnon Murder Story" to learn the amazing true events that caused this one car to be preserved through time.

     The Gagnon Murder Car has been featured in Automobile Magazine (July 1990), The St. Petersburg Times (January, 4, 1996), The Tampa Tribune (November 3, 1990), and Old Cars Weekly (August 27, 1992).

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Automobile Magazine,
July 1990

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Old Cars Weekly, August 27, 1992
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Daytona, Japan, 2004,
KR8, Europe, 2005

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The Tampa Tribune,
November 3, 1990

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