Cars on Titanic, in plural

Clarice DW

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I realised there was no cars salvaged from the Titanic, but non was even discovered. Yet the White star Line took wealthy passangers to and fro Titanic plus there MUST be more than the known Ford onboard. The reason no car was seen is because they are still IN THE SHip.
Look at what the person here says. I really like to know if you think indeed there may be cars on Titanic?

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Bob Godfrey

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The document you refer to is just speculation without evidence to back it up. The cargo manifest reveals that in truth there was only one car onboard. And it was a Renault, not a Ford.
 

Dan Johnson

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There was ONE car, a 1912 Renault type CB Coupe de Ville and it was likely shipped in a crate, not open as in the movie.

To dispute what Mr. Bureau says I don't think you'll find much of anything "restorable." The engine, made of iron, would suffer the same fate as the Titanic itself and the frame as well.

You won't get it out of the ship though.
 

Adam Went

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There was some speculation when James Cameron and his crew were filming "Ghosts Of The Abyss" that they had spotted the remains of the Renault - and indeed, it did look suspiciously like parts of a car - but a century under the ocean would have destroyed most of the recognisable parts and it was covered in silt and wreckage.

Sadly the truth is that even if the car was in A1 condition it would be impossible to retrieve it from the Titanic. The only plausible way would be to cut a huge hole in the side of the ship and drag it out that way - a feat which would be impossible, since that particular part of the ship that Mr. Bureau has highlighted is buried under several metres of ocean floor. Then you would have the problem of how to get it to the surface, not to mention the problem of acting quickly enough to restore it once it reached air, daylight and sunlight.

An interesting concept and one that might make a good novel or something, but not something which is feasible unfortunately.

Cheers,
Adam.
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Just to add to your post Adam and something else to remember, is that it is not permissible to cut into the hull of Titanic.

So either way you slice it, it would be completely impossible.
 

Adam Went

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Hi Jason,

Good point. It would be far easier and cheaper to just seek out another 1912 Renault.

Cheers,
Adam.