In 2003, Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media released a Titanic documentary called Ghosts of the Abyss. It was directed by filmmaker James Cameron after his 1997 Oscar-winning film Titanic  during August and September of 2001. Cameron and a group of scientists conducted 12 dives to Titanic's wreck site in the Russian deep-submersible's, Mir 1 and Mir 2. With the help of two small, purpose-built remotely operated camera vehicles, they were able to penetrate deep inside Titanic and film areas of the ship never before seen after her sinking.

They had pre-planned areas of the ship they were especially curious about. When penetrating the bow section (going through the forward hatch in the well deck) William Carter's car was one item they particularly wanted to see if they could find in the cargo hold. They couldn't make an absolute confirmation of finding the automobile (the remote camera doesn't have manipulator arms) but some items found in the hold did raise some curiosity and suspicion.


In the above photo (left) the object pictured is believed to be the Renault's left front wheel and fender as seen in the photo above right. On close examination of the photo on what's suspected to be the fender, appears to be traces of reddish/brown paint. (although this could be rust as well)

Over one hundred years underwater on the sea floor has taken it's toll on the wreck site and its contents. As mentioned previously, there was no way of positioning the robot camera to see the rest of the car without risking getting the expensive camera stuck in debris. It would be nice on future dives if we could see the remains of the entire car