The car was driven to the circus in the early 1960s, before the show was staged in Melbourne, and a few years later it was displayed in the museum at the Sydney Opera House.
It was in that car that the driver of the van that hit the bus, John Cash, passed away on June 11, 1986.
The driver of that van, the car collector Anthony Fisher, died from a head injury a few days later.
A former police officer who drove the van at the time, Detective Paul Glynn, also died of a head wound on June 21, 1986, just days before Cash was hit.
The van was the subject of a coroner’s inquest and a number of other police investigations in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Detective Glynn was involved in the investigation into the van, but died in 1997.
Topics:police,police-sieges,crime,crime-prevention,law-crime-and-justice,autumn-festivals,law—state-issues,law,lawful-commerce,melbourne-3000,vic,au First posted June 17, 2019 07:06:20Contact James SmithMore stories from New South Wales