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The Chrysler Norseman showcar that went down on the Andria Doria...does anyone know if they got pics (the divers) when they found the car?

Also, I read something about them finding the car on the Titanic when they were exploring the inside of the wreck, did anyone read anything about this?

Just Curious if anyone has info....

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That's a pretty fascinating question, Horsey.

I will research this tonight & see if I can find anything on the Norseman.

Meanwhile, here's a composite pic from inside the Titanic:

Titanic.png

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Wow, thanks....I knew the last set of images from the Titanic was fascinating...but...wow...!

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Found this post on a forum discussing underwater autos :

>>"I did a little digging and it seems as though the structure of the Andrea Doria collapsed. Apparently a diver did make it to the car but it wasn't identifiable as the Norseman by visual i.d. but by where it was located. Crazy stuff on Youtube about divers going to the site."<<

Another forum, 2009 post :

>>"Old Cars Weekly had a feature on this very topic a few months back. They chronicled the efforts of a diver who had visited the Norseman thru a series of dives. Last report had the car nearly unrecognizable with only scraps still visible as the ships bulkheads continue to deteriorate. Seems as if time and the sea is winning that battle."<<

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Thanks!

The Andria Doria was a cool looking ship when it was afloat, and the sinking was kind of wild. When the Andria Doria was T-boned, a teenage girl was killed sleeping in her bunk, while her teenage sister sleeping right above her was unharmed.

Wild how things work out in accidents....

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Marty Martino's garage. Note the Nomad model in the foreground.

He's the guy who built the Pontiac Club deMer replica, and also restored the LaSalle II roadster.

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Awesome, any more info on this replica would be welcome!

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To my knowledge (I do make frequent rounds in this arena)- I do not believe evidence of progress on the Norseman is out there.

I say 'evidence' because it's been at least a year since I've seen the pic I posted above.

I'll poke around later tonight & see...

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Thanks. We ought to have a historical section of C and G in my opinion...

It's hard for someone like myself who would like to know more about these cars to know where to start.

And I think the historical section should have a sub forum on porototype/show cars like the Norsemen...

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We DID have such a section, then later we had another, extremely extensive one in Beta form, but both are no longer existing. They take a SH!TLOAD of time to compile, let me tell you.

Horsey, you always have me as your 'phone a concept car friend'. ;)

Sorry- I didn't get back to looking for info on Norseman, and I'm signing off now for tonight. Remind me and I'll look tomm or the next day.

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Sorry we lost all of that info. Public library carries very few books anymore, now that everything is "on the web" and finding anything automotive on the web other than "I was trying to drift my Civic and hit a tree, and now the owner of the tree is pissed"....is often difficult to do!

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