His bodyguard claims the car was destroyed but paperwork tracking showed it was sold back to the insurance company. If the insurance guys think they can get a nickel more than scrap value they'll auction it. There's no record of it after 1969... until in 2019 someone going through Los Angeles Times digital archives found a 1971 classified ad for what appears to be that car, being sold for parts, with the right license plate. It might still be out there.
This car will become a "barn find" story with authentic "dirt" from 1969 on it. Sell at Barrett Jackson for 75 million dollars and will be reported as 1 of 1. How will anyone know if it is real or not. Why the "professionals" will tell you and that will be good enough......for some.
Morrison, while an incredible writer, and definitely left his mark on the genre, was a waste. He STUPIDLY through his life away. Just like Janis Joplin. Incredible young woman who thought she was ugly, and through it all away. WTF!
There was this one episode of a show I watch called Auto/biography which had the car as the subject matter. They found a restored car that has a very good chance of being Morrison’s car, they just need to find the original identifying numbers for the exact car and match two and two up.
(PS, did you know that whenever Morrison crashed the car, he would abandon it and report it stolen, and get away with it each time.)
Several years back I bought a 1960s t-bird , for a man , told me it was Conway Twitty's car at one time, so I call DMV in Tenn. , gave them the title # and said it was his car , so use the title # on lower right , call DMV in Cali. see if they give the whole vin #.might be in Mustang Registry..
Ray Wolff from Ray's High Performance Center in Inglewood bought the car (VRD-389) after/from Jim, He tried to sell it with several (12) newspaper ads: https://youtu.be/u2EXfzoT0xU Jim also had the car for sale, as I have an newspaper ad from 2 Feb 1969 with the Doors office phone number on it. The changing milage in Ray's ads indicates the car was driven. Ray Wolff was an employee from Carol Shelby.