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Old 02-13-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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I knew they weren't going to restore it to operating condition...it's far too fragile for that. However it's a shame to see a car put in brand new coming out looking like that. I really like these '50s Plymouths but unfortunately, even above ground they rusted fairly quickly.

Can anybody tell what the odometer shows? I can't make out the digits.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:11 AM
 
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what a shame, it's too bad they didn't preserve it better when they buried it.


"we can fix it, my dad's a tv repairman. He's got an awesome set of tools ! "
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I knew they weren't going to restore it to operating condition...it's far too fragile for that. However it's a shame to see a car put in brand new coming out looking like that. I really like these '50s Plymouths but unfortunately, even above ground they rusted fairly quickly.

Can anybody tell what the odometer shows? I can't make out the digits.
The odometer had only 4 miles on it. So essentially you have a "holey low mile Plymouth."
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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What about the BEER! The Beer is the important thing! No one mentions the BEER!

The best that car can be is in a museum setting on jack stands if it can stand it.

I have done a lot of rust repairs, and wouldn't even consider that as anything to fix.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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This was featured on American Hot Rod. Here's a youtube of the unearthing. There's lots of others to watch on the right.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr6ao...om=PL&index=10
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Earth
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What about the BEER! The Beer is the important thing! No one mentions the BEER!
I think the beer cans rusted away and the beer itself was washed away with the water.

You're right, a museum piece is about all this car is now worth. The car is so rusty the doors don't even open anymore.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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I really like these '50s Plymouths but unfortunately, even above ground they rusted fairly quickly.

Indeed, my uncle had a fifty-seven when I was a kid. By 1963 it had holes in the top of the front fenders big enough for him to put me in hiney first. The back fenders were no better.

Forget where I saw it, one of the auto sales magazines. Had a twin to Miss Belvedere for sale. Restored condition, looked great, same paint scheme and I don't think was priced too badly. The city could buy that and pose it along what's left of the original and still have less dollars tied up than what further resortation work would cost.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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How depressing.....car is a total mess, guy who won it is dead (and not even from Tulsa) and Plymouth is long gone as well. I love the '57 Belvedere....awesome car.

At least MISTER Belvedere has fared a little better....

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Old 02-13-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Well, that shoots down my long-term storage plans. I notice the stainless trim pieces held up pretty well. Too bad, those were beautiful and fast cars. I guess that was pretty disappointing for the city of Tulsa.
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Default my parents

had a 56 Belvedere and a 56 Savoy when they first married in 1955.
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