posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 10:32 PM
Anybody heard the story about the jinxed limo? If not here is a background.
"It was owned by the Habsburg dynasty and was given to Archduke Ferdinand. He was assissinated in the limo which started WW1. Then General Potiorek
(from Austrian army) became next owner who died in battle. Then a captian of the General's staff took charge, and nine days later he killed himself
and two peasants in a road accident.
After WW1, govenor of Yugoslavia took charge, and he endured a run of bad accidents which cost him his left arm. The car was then sold to a doctor,
who was crushed to death when he overturned it into a ditch. Next owner was a diamond dealer who died from a fall.
The car passed into hands of a Swiss racing driver who died in an accident in it. Then a Serb farmer paid heaps for it, due to its historical
value. He cadged a toe froma horse and cart one morning because the engine would not turn over. He forgot to switch off the ignition and the engine
caught suddenly. The car went forward into the horse and cart, and overturned, killing him.
Finally, a garage own died in the car from returning from a wedding. He tried to overtake a long line of cars and was killed as the car spun out of
The car rests in a Viennese museum. It is never taken out on the road."
Any Austrians seen the limo in a musuem? Just wondering if it is still there.