Legend has it that the Mura Brothers’ 1941 Willys Gasser was built in the early 1960s by two brothers from Northern California, who bought the beat-up pickup for $25 bucks! They spent the next three years building it. It went on to win America’s Best Competition Car at the 1965 Oakland Roadster Show with the candy-colored paint job shown here, but after that, the facts kind of fade away. How can a car so colorful and so unique just vanish?

No one knows for sure, but we do know it was found in 2006. Nearly 40 years after it was created, Ken Baldwin and Don Czapkay located the Willys in Livermore, CA, not far from where it was originally built. You have to see the rest of this story and see Marc Gewertz’ incredible images. Click here to check it out!