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    Quote Originally Posted by netburner
    I only know one Conceptcar, which is nearly destroyed: the TVR Speed 12 Concept
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    http://www.b-link.co.uk/talkingtvr/gallery/speed12.htm
    There are two cars there, one in the shop looking fully functional, with a proper two piece hood and "normal" headlights and the other one in the dump looks like a mokup, so not all is lost
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    The Rolls Royce DZ 5 does not exist anymore, the DZ 6 - it's sister but not identical - still exists and resides in Australia.

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    Far as I know they store them for years and years and then auction them off when they want.

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    have you got a picture of that rolls royce

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    as far as i remember all the ferraris prototypes are destroyed after they do they job; one of very few which survived is the yellow 288 GTO prototype and the M3 F140 (enzo prototype), which was put on the auction recently
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    Both Ford and GM have warehouses that house a lot of their concepts. True some were destroyed. But a lot are hidden away where hardly anyone - even employees will ever see them. They are for hte most part untouched. and forgotten. I believe they are managed by outside companies.
    Ford and GM do sell off old less significant concept cars on occasion. as they did with the 2002 Christies austion

    http://www.christies.com/promos/jun02/1176/listing.asp

    There are lots of prototypes and concepts that have been destroyed over the years. Off hte top of my head . . ..
    The 1970 Itladesign Tapiro was burnt out,
    The Miura SVJ Jota was a one off and destryed in an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dydzi
    as far as i remember all the ferraris prototypes are destroyed after they do they job; one of very few which survived is the yellow 288 GTO prototype and the M3 F140 (enzo prototype), which was put on the auction recently
    The M3 F140 was more a test mule than a prototype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netburner
    I only know one Conceptcar, which is nearly destroyed: the TVR Speed 12 Concept
    Look here:

    http://www.b-link.co.uk/talkingtvr/gallery/speed12.htm
    I need to get to that 'Yard!

    Didnt they make a racing version? I saw one at the Glasgow Motor Show a few years back... Stood beside it. It was Black, and it was the full racing works, huge wing, rollcage etc.

    EDIT: Looked like -

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    IMO the Ford GT90 doesn't exist anymore. IIRC think it reported 320 km/h back in the 80's though I'm probably wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spi-ti-tout
    IMO the Ford GT90 doesn't exist anymore. IIRC think it reported 320 km/h back in the 80's though I'm probably wrong.
    Not the 80's, it was the mid-90's, but the top speed sounds about right.

    I'm fairly sure that Ford would have kept the GT90- it was one of their main party pieces

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    The GT90 is still around. It's stored from what I hear, in the Henry Ford Museum (or something like that).

    As for TVR, that's the Cerbera Speed 12, not the actual Speed 12.
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    how about the vauxhall big bertha, this car was destroyed at silverstone during a car crash

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    http://www.kolumbus.fi/makkesgarage/protos/car33-6.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craiben
    how about the vauxhall big bertha, this car was destroyed at silverstone during a car crash

    vauxhall big bertha
    http://www.kolumbus.fi/makkesgarage/protos/car33-6.jpg
    the remains were sold in 1979 and have never resurfaced
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    Virtually every concept car, up until recently, was crushed shortly after the show season. There was a very logical reason for this: tax purposes. The car companies did not want to have to pay constant taxes on a vehicle that was outdated and never going to be used again. Rather than storing it, they would just crush it. Occassionally the concept cars would get sent to a junk yard to get crushed, but for whatever reason wouldn't actually get mashed, but that is rare. Other cars were salvaged by dealers or company employees who bought the cars themselves. The largest surviving collection of concept cars today probably belongs to Chicago restaurantuer, Joe Bortz:

    http://bortzautocollection.com/
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