Salvagers still looking for car that sank with the Titanic
Everyone who saw the movie “Titanic” remembers the steamy car scene with Jack and Rose, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The young lovers consummate their burgeoning love affair in the back seat of a car they find while running through the Titanic’s cargo hold. Although that scene made for a great story, it’s highly unlikely anything like that actually occurred.
But the car in the scene from the movie actually was on board the Titanic when it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean that fateful night in 1912. Since 1985 when Robert Ballard discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, salvagers have taken their submarines to the site and have retrieved hundreds of artifacts from the ocean floor. Retrieved items are being sold at auctions and bringing $25,000 to $35,000 dollars for items like a dinner menu.