James Dean’s mysterious car ‘Little Bastard’ may have been found. The car, which is very well known for its haunting past, has been missing for about 60 years, leaving a trail of death in its disappearing tracks.
Dean died in the car 60 years ago on September 30, 1955. After he died, the car managed to break a mechanic’s leg and kill one of two men who bought parts which were originally on the car, crushed one guy, survived its first exhibit’s fire (unscathed), and disappeared off the back of a truck. Here, let Supernatural's Dean Winchester explain the car’s significance to you:
This car has a very well known and bloody history, and it may have just been found. Brian Grams, director of the Volo Auto Museum said on ABC7 Chicago:
Long rumored to be cursed, the Auto Museum made a reward offering of $1 million for the wreckage in 2005. Following an episode of “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” that aired in winter 2014, the museum says, they were contacted by a man in the spring with an intriguing tale.
He said he was 6 years old at the time, and was present as his father and some other men put the wreckage behind a false wall in a building in Whatcom County, Washington.
They also report that the individual knew exclusive details regarding the car, and he even passed a polygraph test. He wants to be sure he will get the reward amount before revealing the location, but they’re saying it’s one of the most credible claims yet. Grams said:
This guy’s story is awesome, and our most believable lead to date. It’s kind of like Al Capone’s vault. If it is in there, it continues the legend of this car’s notorious history.
Like Dean (Winchester -- not James), I’m pretty stoked to find out the details and location of the car. I just hope this is it, that we’ve finally found it (and that we can avoid any potential harm involved in its recovery).