Any hopes of the 1958 Plymouth Belvedere that was buried in Tulsa Oklahoma surviving in showroom condition were dashed when the sarcophagus lid was removed and water was found in the concrete container. Now Miss Belvedere has been removed and put on display for the crowds to see. What is left is in pretty poor condition, but a few details remain, like the citizens signatures on the decaying white wall tires.
When the car was buried, there was a contest held to see who could guess the population of Tulsa in 2007. The winner or his heirs will be the proud owners of the rusting hulk and a $100 savings account, which will have grown to $1200 by now. The entrants were recorded on microfilm and were encased in the time capsule that was buried with the car. It will be very interesting to see what the outcome of the contest is and where the car ends up. Most certainly the rotting remains will be worth many times more than the bank account, so it may just be a matter of time before we see Miss Belvedere on e-bay.
Photos from KOTV