National Park Mystified By Model T Ford Left In Arizona Desert

Feb 21, 2022 2 min read
National Park Mystified By Model T Ford Left In Arizona Desert

Is anyone missing their Model T?

Inside Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area, you’ll find all kinds of things. Crazy looks plants, interesting and dangerous animals, and a unique landscape are all expected, but one attraction will leave you scratching your head. Rangers at Petrified Forest recently shared on social media that they are puzzled by an abandoned Ford Model T.

A Ford Model T hasn’t been sold new since 1927, so experts believe this car could have been sitting for 100 years. ”Over the years staff members tried to sleuth out the truth of this relic, but to no avail,” the park staff said.

Missing wheels, the car shown in the post isn’t in the worst condition, all things considered. It is very rusty and partially buried in sand, but the fact that any part of it exists still is amazing, especially given the century long parked estimate.

“Stories include someone breaking down and someone carrying the heavy motor ... away from it to fix the vehicle,” rangers wrote. “It is also said that it might have been a bootlegger’s car.”

The bootlegger theory started from a theory that a driver was caught with a load of moonshine, but there’s not much else to that theory. It’s been the subject of articles and blogs over the years, but everything is from the imagination so far. Another theory is that it’s a ghost car from a women who took a trip into the desert in 1928, never to be heard from again. What do you think happened? would like to thank American Collectors Insurance for their continued support of the collector car hobby. As the highest customer-rated classic car insurance company in the industry, American Collectors Insurance provides innovative insurance products tailored to the unique needs of fellow Collectors.

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