Cursed Cars Urban legends about haunted and jinxed automobiles. 3 Some cars pick up echoes of the people who’ve owned and died in them. Or so they say. LEGEND Spyder Web James Dean’s Porsche Spyder kept on killing long after his fatal accident. LEGEND Jinxed Limo Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s limousine brought a curse upon all who owned it. LEGEND Vroom with a Phew Car cannot be sold at any price because of the horrible death smell permeating it. LEGEND Checkered Past Green is an unlucky color for automobiles. LEGEND Shell Shock Peanuts in the shell are unlucky at auto racing events.