Saturday, June 16, 2007

Buried treasure?

BelvedereOn June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK. The time capsule was part of Golden Jubilee Week: Tulsa's celebration of Oklahoma's semi-centennial. The car is buried under the sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately 100 feet north of the intersection of Sixth Street and Denver Avenue


The car was seen as a method of acquainting twenty-first century citizens with a suitable representation of 1957 civilization. According to event chairman Lewis Roberts Sr., the Plymouth was chosen because it was "an advanced product of American industrial ingenuity with the kind of lasting appeal that will still be in style 50 years from now."


Yesterday, they dug it up.  Here is what they found.


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In about 41 more years, Tulsans will dig up the other car: A 1998 Plymouth Prowler.

See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni1K_wB3bUg

They should put these in a vault ABOVE ground or at least install a system to pump water out.

Mark your calender, Jonco. I expect to see it on here in 2048.

Anonymous said...

Here are some high resolution pictures of the car and the items that were stored inside it. Looks like a "fixer upper"

Pics:
http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=8700431#8700431