Revell began to fund the creations themselves, and their agreement with Roth was to sell models of his creations and pay him a commission.
The problem with the Wishbone was that its delicate front wheels and suspension was too fine for model maker Revell to recreate at a small scale,
Since they couldn’t sell a model of the Wishbone it proved a costly issue for Roth, with no way to recoup his considerable investment. His solution was chopping it up and discarding it, maybe that was more of a catharsis than a carefully considered business decision, but a member of the team, Dirty Doug, was quite fond of the vehicle, so he requested to keep it for himself.
Roth agreed under the condition it was never reassembled. Obviously, this promise was not kept and the car was pieced back together. Roth was upset, as now, he was incapable of making money with the creation after relinquishing ownership.
The car resurfaced in the early 1990s and was sold at Auction to the Tupelo Automobile Museum.
Of all of the oddball creations dreamed up within Big Daddy's workshop, the Wishbone stands out on its own being one of the only one to be powered by a Volkswagen Motor.