Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Stevesesy1
The Legend of Zelda Car: Update
I just got some interesting news in my email the other day and I’ve decided to share it with everyone. Apparently, one of our readers actually paid for the Zelda car (or at least part of it). The interesting tale and where it has been follow below:
I post on a small messageboard. Its basically a pretty small community of people who banter about random stuff with a heavy lean towards video games and nerdy stuff. In March of 2009 one of us saw an article on Kotaku about the car being sold on Craigslist in Oregon. Immediately we started thinking that one of the board people in Oregon should buy it, and many agreed, so we started devising a master plan. None of the Oregon posters had a garage or driveway or anything, so it was looking grim. But one of us had a friend who needed a car and we all decided that if we could pool together the $500 we would essentially buy this guy the car as long as he wasn’t a jerk about it and let anybody who wanted to see it or have a ride or take a picture with it do so. An agreement was reached, and we all chipped in through Paypal and the car was purchased and given over to the poster’s friend at the end of April 2009.
Some photos of the car and new owner were posted (attached with identity protection) and he appeared to be wearing light brown Crocs (they were not Crocs, but looked pretty close in the picture) and the board immediately dubbed him “Lord Beigecroc”, a name that has stuck to this very day. Not that Croc wearing is unheard of or frowned upon on the messageboard (I myself have 4 pairs!). He posted briefly right around then, but was apparently spooked away due to the boisterous atmosphere surrounding the car and his footwear.
In late 2010 the car blew a head gasket and Lord Beigecroc did not have the money to fix it. It was briefly discussed that we should all purchase sections of the car, like a fender or the hood, to display in our respective homes, but the idea lost steam and was abandoned.
The trail goes cold there since we got no news as 2011 started and the poster who was our connection to Lord Beigecroc has stopped posting. It might be possible to get word on the fate of the car if we can track down some people. We’re working on it now.