In 2009 this car was bought by Greg Beck. A one of a live time deal on ebay!
This text is from a phone interview that Greg had with Phil in Jan 2012: Today I got an e-mail from Phil Sauer to call him. So I called him.He gave more info about Shasta. The photo shoot for Car Craft July 1957 was shot at Griffith Park. He spent a day with Von Dutch and watched him stripe the dash and glove box.The glove box was striped with the Tree Of Life.Too bad it's missing. Dean Jeffries did the body work before and after the accident. The interior was done by a GM designer. Phil had a custom surfboard rack that was made to fit into the trunk to carry his boards. The car was designed by Phil. Phil put the car on blocks in his mothers garage in 1956 when he went to Hawaii to surf the big waves. Shortly after he got lost at sea for 71 days and came back to California, he sold the car. In 1960 he saw Shasta cruising down PCH, so he turned around and chased the owner down. The merc was pretty much the same,only a little higher. Phil resides in New York now and all the memrobilia is in California.