Hot August Nights 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible
We bought a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible on eBay from Salem Indiana that had not run for several years, similar to the car I had when I graduated High School in 1962. I scurried trying to get it running and safe to drive to Hot August Nights in Reno Nevada for 2010. The paint job is 28 years old but shined up nicely. What a blast from the past, we had a ball....
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1957 Plymouth Belvedere - Oldtimerfriedhof Kaufdorf - Swiss Junkyard (1/2)
Today we picked up the 1957 Belvedere 4dr sedan I bought a few months ago.
First we had to do some cleaning... :-)
Heute ist es soweit! Wir sind in Kaufdorf und holen den 1957er Plymouth
Belvedere ab, den ich dort bei der Auktion im September 2009 gekauft habe.
Zuerst mussten wir jedoch den gröbsten Schmutz runterkratzen...
Vielen Dank übrigens auch noch an die Idioten, die fast sämtliche
vorhandene Zierleisten, Schriftzüge und diverse Knöpfe gestohlen
haben...muss sowas eigentlich sein?
If you're a fan of the movie "Christine" or 1957 / 58 Plymouths in general
don't forget to join the International Christine Club.
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57 Tulsa buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Boyd Coddington
Tulsa Story :This is a video pictorial of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that
was buried in
Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 15, 1957 as a time capsule. It was uncovered 50
years later on June 15, 2007.
I was hoping to see a pristine version of "Miss Belvedere", but as it
out, the vault leaked and filled with water, causing much damage to the
automobile. As a car enthusiast, I watched the story develop over the
few years. I waited and watched it live online as she was extracted from
the ground. When I saw the rust-colored dirt and muck on her, I had a bad
feeling about her condition.
I wish the person who won this car (by guessing the closest to the town's
actual 2007 population back in 1957) could have it restored, but that would
be a massive undertaking. On the other hand, she should get a chance to
I hope you enjoy the video, along with some before, during, and after
update the winner of this car was
Raymond Humbertson died in 1979
he was Marine and a Korean War veteran
he has 2 sisters who may inherit he car
Miss Belvedere Moves On
By Old Cars Weekly
After spending nearly 50 years quietly rusting beneath the Tulsa County
Courthouse lawn, the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere affectionately known as "Miss
Belvedere," is on the road once again.
Don't get too excited, when she rolled out of Tulsa earlier today, it
wasn't under her own power—she was whisked out of town in the back of a
After months of legal wrangling to establish ownership of what is clearly
the most famous "finned" Mopar in the world (yes, even more famous than
Stephen King's "infamous" Christine), Miss Belvedere has begun her journey
to New Jersey — and possibly a rust-free future.
Levada Humbertson Carney and Catherine Humbertson Johnson, elderly sisters
from Maryland, will officially take possession of the Belvedere as
beneficiaries of their brother Raymond Humbertson who won the car as part
of a contest held back in 1957.
Buried with the car was a time capsule containing people's guesses as to
what the population of Tulsa would be in 2007. Included among the hundreds
of guesses, was one made by Raymond Humbertson of Cumberland, Md., who died
in 1979. His guess was only 2,286 off the actual census numbers, closer
than any other entry.
Assisting the cars elderly owners will be Levada Carney's son Robert Carney
and Dwight Foster, President of the UltraOne Corporation.
As you will recall, as part of this ongoing saga, New Jersey-based
UltraOne, manufacturer of a line of rust removal products, will now begin
the pain-staking process of de-rusting and preserving what remains of the
According to Robert Carney, the car, which suffers from extensive damage
after being submerged in conditions described as a "watery grave" for an
unknown number of years, may eventually be able to take to the road under
her own power.
Once Miss Belvedere arrives in New Jersey she will undergo a lengthy
cleansing and rust removal process that her new owners and the folks at
UltraOne hope will stabilize the car before sealing it with a clear-coat
designed to halt the rusting process.
"We will not be restoring the car but preserving her for the future," Mr.
Foster told the Tulsa World. "We have to stop the rust, because if nothing
is done, this car will be dust in two years."
According to the UltraOne Web site, future plans for Miss Belvedere could
include a second Tulsa unveiling and a tour around the country for special
events. Following the tour, the car's future remains unclear.
However, it has speculated that the car could find her way to the
Barrett-Jackson auction block in Scottsdale in the coming years.
we will miss you the legend Boyd Coddington,
1956 Plymouth Savoy In The Snow
This is my 56 Plymouth that I bought to fix up and sell, but in the
meantime I like to have fun with it. It has the old flathead 6 and the
manual three speed tranny on the column. Pretty amazing that this thing
starts right up and drives around even when its 15 degrees out. A lot of
Morons like to make comments about this video since I DRIVE it, in the
video. Maybe you can troll a video thats actually stupid.
Save This Plymouth Belvedere!
I don´t try to advertise or something, but I couldn´t bear to see this
car go to waste.
1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY - THE NEW FORWARD LOOK
Chrysler products were all endowed with new space age looks. Gone were the
stodgy look that were common for years. Hooded dual headlights, attractive
high tailights ensconsed in tall fins, front to back spear finished in a
contrasting color that wrapped around the rear, oblong steering wheel are
just some of the styling cues for the '57 Plymouth. This 2-door hardtop
sold 31,373 units and cost around $2,229 at the dealer. The spruced up 301
V8 produced 215 horses. This sparkling red and white hardtop is spendid
inside and out with matching supple seating and topped off with that red
trunk liner. 57 and even 58 Plymouths are hard to find in this condition
or at all because of their propensity to rust. So, take in this beauty
with your eyes and thank you very much for viewing this 57 Plymouth Savoy
Old Cars Cruisin' After Dark (HD) - Reno's Hot August Nights- Part 4 of 4
Old Cars Cruisin' After Dark (HD) Hot August Nights Controlled Cruise
Downtown Reno, Nevada Friday August 7 2009 Part 4 of 4.
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1955 Plymouth Belvedere - What a Beauty!
The car speaks for itself. Two door hard top - PowerFlite 2-speed with a
230.2 in" six-cylinder engine, rated at 110 hp (82 kW). With 66629 original
miles. Power steering, power breaks. wire wheels and radial tires. All
Plymouths were treated to a major overhaul for the 1955 model year. This
was the first year of Chrysler Stylist Virgil Exner.