Will it run? Tulsa to dig up car buried for 50 years

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Will it run? Tulsa to dig up car buried for 50 years

Ryan writes –

You guys ran a story on the Plymouth buried in the time capsule in Tulsa back in January (in the MAKE:blog). Just thought I would let you know they have been doing dry runs on pulling out the car this week and have found that the capsule has a couple feet of water in it. It has rained everyday this week and it is planned to rain tomorrow as well.

What do you think makers, will it run? The car will be dug up today…

“Organizers of a coming-out party for a buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere could use some help.

The car, which was buried in brand-new condition under the lawn of the Tulsa County Courthouse in 1957, is scheduled to be unearthed June 15 as part of the Oklahoma Centennial.

Promoters are looking for people who helped lower the car into its crypt in 1957 to perhaps shed some light on what to expect when the car is unearthed.

There’s speculation the car may have turned into a pile of rust. Or that it’s in pristine condition and worth thousands of dollars.

Sharon King Davis, who has chaired Tulsa’s centennial efforts, looked at photos of the people responsible for burying the car in 1957 and found her grandfather.”

MAKE: Blog: Will it run? Tulsa to dig up car buried for 50 years – Link.

Vaulted hopes for buried car dampened – Link.

Buried car underwater – Link.
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Plymouth 57 unearthed … – Link.

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NY Times photos + voice over- Link.

6 thoughts on “Will it run? Tulsa to dig up car buried for 50 years

  1. TheThompsonFive says:

    Not to worry, with the proper owner these cars have the uncanny ability to repair themselves.

  2. fstedie says:

    I can’t believe the people that buried it did not protect the thing more carefully. I would have wrapped it in plastic at the very least and made sure that the vault was sealed. What a bunch of morons. It is not like they did not know about rust 50 years ago.

  3. Fusion says:

    yes but will it blend?

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