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What Really Happened To James Dean’s ‘Cursed’ Porsche

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The transaxle from James Dean’s famous Porsche 550 Spyder has just sold for an astonishing $400k – what really happened to a car forever associated with a Hollywood death? The headline on the TMZ website was bizarre enough to inspire a ‘you’ve-gotta-be-kid-ding-me’ double take: “James Dean ‘Cursed’ Transaxle Sells for $400K.” But the story behind […]

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What might’ve been

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James Dean had chance to be greatest Indy 500 driver ever Those professional drivers, the ones who had devoted their lives to racing, they weren’t fond of this too-cool Hollywood intruder, chain smoking his way onto the tracks. He came in with his hair slicked to perfection, wearing a black nylon racing suit — made […]