Will it Run? Episode Nine: 1962 Plymouth Belvedere
Hi! Cold War Motors just bought this horrible 1962 Plymouth; can we get it
to move again? It had been completely disassembled and left outside for
many years. The engine is seized, and the budget for repairs is zero, as
usual. Some unique problems, with it being a push button automatic, and
trying to jam in a later- model engine...
Its a bit longer than my other vids, I hope you like it! No more music,
as per viewer requests.
Thanks everyone for watching, commenting, and subscribing! More to come!
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
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,
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440ci Engine, Professionally Rebuilt by Bill Casner, with Less Than 300
440 Direct Connection 484 Purple Camshaft
Dana 60 Posi-Traction Rear End with 4:10 Gear Ratio
Holley Street Dominator Intake
850 Demon Carb
Deep Moroso Oil Pan
Harlen Sharp Roller Rockers
Billet MSD Distributor
MSD Plug Wires
MSD 6AL Ignition with Rev Limiter
New Wiring Harness
Ceramic Coated TTI Headers
3" Exhaust with Dynamax Mufflers
727 Automatic Transmission, Professionally Rebuilt by Bill Casner
Deep Oil Pan
Manual Brakes with Wilwood Disc Brakes Up Front, Rear Drums
All New Stainless Steel Brake Lines
HEMI Super Stock Springs
New Leaf Springs
New Remanufactured Gear Box from Year One
Brand New Shocks
HEMI Fuel Pump
Aluminum Valve Covers
New K&N Air Cleaner
Beautiful Black Paint
Doors Gaps are Even
Doors Fit and Operate Properly
Door Jams are Clean and Solid
All the Stainless Trim Looks Beautiful
Front and Rear Bumpers Have Been Re-Chromed
Original Glass is in Good Shape
New Driver Side Mirror
Solid and Clean Trunk
New Gas Tank
New Black Steel Wheels
Firestone Red Line Tires G70/15, Less than 300 Miles
Floor Boards are Solid, No Signs of Patches
Frame is in Beautiful Shape, Very Solid
Solid and Clean Rockers
New Upgraded Satellite Interior
New Door Panels
New Recovered Bucket Seats
New Recovered Back Seat
Dynomat on the Floors
Original 1966 Console Installed
Original 1966 Steering Column
No Cracks in the Dash
Original Radio Professionally Restored to Working Condition (not currently
Wired for Aftermarket Radio in Glove Box
Handles and Cranks Are in Great Shape
All of the Interior Trim is Gorgeous
Dome Light Works
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