Monday, June 24, 2019
After James passed away, his best friend Bruce bought his 1968 Mustang from his family. They transported it from the Florida barn it had been stored in for decades to North Carolina. Bruce decided he did not have the time or means to fix it up, so he put it up for sale on Craigslist. That is where Zach Taylor, a car collector out of Georgia, spotted the car.
Zach bought the Mustang for $7,000, even after Bruce told him the mason jar of ash was James' cremated remains. He also decided the car was too much work and placed it for sale as well, this time selling it to a UK restoration company, Corner Classics, for $23,000.
The owner of the shop, Colin Budden, says that the jar containing the ashes of James was in the center console when it arrived. He is still comtemplating about what to do with it, may figure out a way to work the ashes into the chassis so that James will remain with the car forever after the job is done six months to a year from now.
See Gary Gastelu, 1968 Ford Mustang that was Parked Over 40 Years Sold with Previous Owner's Remains Inside, Fox News, June 13, 2019.
Special thanks to Jerry Cooper for bringing this article to my attention.