Right after the Sebring race, the Penske Lola and the transporter carrying it were stolen and both were stripped.
Roger, Mark and some of the other crew members had flown home but according to Donohue's book, The Unfair
, Bill "Murph" Mayberry and Peter Reinhart stayed behind for an extra day so that Mayberry could meet
up with some friends of his at the Paleface Bar in Daytona on the way back. While they were at the bar is when
everything got stolen. The stripping of the car did not allow enough time for them to enter Le Mans with it, as had
been their plan. I'm not certain but I think this may have been "Murph" Mayberry's last job working for Penske.March 15, 1969 ad in Competition Press & Autoweek (1 week before Sebring)The above ad shows Jon Ward as the seller of the Firebird but Chris Economaki's article
below indicates that the car was owned by Terry Godsall just prior to Sebring.