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    Buried car

    http://buriedcar.com/index.cfm

    I may have to go witness the unveiling. Should be kind of interesting.
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    Wow, that's so cool. I don't know if Belvederes are worth much, but I guess a 1957 one in perfect condition is worth a lot. I have to follow that story.
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    Probably has rust problems.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    '...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." '

    I find this statement amusing for some reason. I believe 1957 was the year the first Toyotas were exported to the USA. Now in 2007, they're pretty much number one, and Plymouth is gone completely.

    I've read about that somewhere before; wish I could remember where. It will be neat to see what kind of condition it's in.
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    Seen reports & pictures over the years but not that neat video - thanks!

    IIRC the petrol tank was not drained before storage, not the best decision

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    That's awesome

    I'd laugh if it came out on bricks or something. That would be hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota
    Seen reports & pictures over the years but not that neat video - thanks!

    IIRC the petrol tank was not drained before storage, not the best decision
    Some buddies and I recently started a car that was sitting since '76, and it ran on the gas that was in the tank. So dont automatically assume it's going to be bad.
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    No, it will go bad in a little as a year, but it won't if you use racing fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthering
    No, it will go bad in a little as a year, but it won't if you use racing fuel.
    What?
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    maybe they put millions of little packets of silica gel (like you find in new pairs of shoes) in as well to prevent rust and moisture problems like moldy seats... er. i wonder if they remembered to disconnect the battery though? either way, i want to see that (cant) and would be amazed if they manage to get it moving...
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    Quote Originally Posted by neema_t
    i wonder if they remembered to disconnect the battery though?
    Like it really matters. After 50 years its gonna need a new one anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisetdavid26
    Wow, that's so cool. I don't know if Belvederes are worth much, but I guess a 1957 one in perfect condition is worth a lot. I have to follow that story.
    It depends on what engine it has. Hopefully, this preserved one isn't a 6-cylinder, but a 318-V-8. Or even the 301-V-8 would be more desirable than a six.
    I wonder why a Fury was not chosen instead of the less expensive Belvedere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500
    less expensive
    you answered yourself mate.

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    I read about this in top gear - it's a fantastic idea. chances are the cars fairly buggered now though
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakkie
    you answered yourself mate.
    Yeah, I guess they didn't want to bury the more-expensive Fury.
    Too bad; it would have been worth quite a bit more than the Belvedere. There were 7,438 Fury's built; I'm not sure what the figure on Belvedere's, but it's probably well over ten times the Fury's figure.
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