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I found this on a Chevelle forum and found it to be pretty interesting.
I'm sure this will sell on Ebay for some insane amount of money. It should be preserved pretty well unless there was moisture.
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Car Buried in 1957 to Be Unearthed in '07 Mon Dec 12, 9:01 PM ET



TULSA, Okla. - A Plymouth Belvedere that was buried in a concrete vault nearly 50 years ago as part of the state's golden anniversary celebration will be unearthed in 2007 as part of the Oklahoma centennial festivities.

The 1957 Belvedere is underground next to the Tulsa County Courthouse. Also buried with it were ten gallons of gas and a case of beer.

Old news reports indicate the gas was buried in case internal combustion engines became obsolete by 2007 and no fuel was available. Other buried items include the contents of a woman's purse: 14 bobby pins, a lipstick, a pack of gum, tissues, a pack of cigarettes and matches and $2.43.

There was also an unpaid parking ticket, a bottle of tranquilizers and a spool of microfilm, which records the entries of a contest held to determine the winner of the car. The person to guess Tulsa's population in 2007 or the heirs of that person were to win the car and a $100 savings account.

Assuming an average annual interest of 5 percent compounded quarterly, such an account would be worth almost $1,200 today, if the account could be found.

The account was set up at a savings and loan that was taken over by Sooner Federal, which was liquidated during the savings and loan bust of the early 1990s. The committee has been trying to find the account, so far without success.

It's not clear exactly how the items were prepared for burial, or how they may have held up for all these years.

The Tulsa Historical Society and the centennial committee have been getting inquiries from all over the world about the car, including one from a Scandinavian who claims to have an exact twin of the buried Belvedere.

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thats awesome. How well do you think its all holding together. To bad the beer is stale by now. =(
 
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damn thats crazy, but sweet
 

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I hope they put some stabilizer in the gas or they are just going to have 10 gallons on lacquer. I bet it was leaded gas too. thumup:
 

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I hope they put some stabilizer in the gas or they are just going to have 10 gallons on lacquer. I bet it was leaded gas too. thumup:
Yeah definately leaded.

InsaneSpyder - I honestly dont know what kind of shape the car will be in when they take it out. It says it's buried in a concrete vault. Well, concrete is porous, so it is very possible moisture could have gotten in. How nuts would that be if it came out immaculate though? Well, we'll have to see in two years. :ninja:
 

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i thought it was unearthed on the 12th of this month, and i was wondering why you guys were asking questions about it on the 16th, and then it hits me, 2007, thats not this year lol... hey MoP you owe me $2!!
 

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I found this on a Chevelle forum and found it to be pretty interesting.
I'm sure this will sell on Ebay for some insane amount of money. It should be preserved pretty well unless there was moisture.
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Car Buried in 1957 to Be Unearthed in '07 Mon Dec 12, 9:01 PM ET



TULSA, Okla. - A Plymouth Belvedere that was buried in a concrete vault nearly 50 years ago as part of the state's golden anniversary celebration will be unearthed in 2007 as part of the Oklahoma centennial festivities.

The 1957 Belvedere is underground next to the Tulsa County Courthouse. Also buried with it were ten gallons of gas and a case of beer.


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More info and a video at http://www.buriedcar.com/

Those cars are sweet as shizza!!! Remember Christine? The 58 fury? Just about the same car. I love american 50's cars....best ever made!!! Best looking!!
 
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