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 turned
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 past
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 truck.
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 rusty relic.
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,
1961 Plymouth Fury Outkast with 426 Hemi
Mike Buzzello created this contempory custom 1961 Plymouth Fury hot rod, which he named Outkast. It features a custom-fabricated tuned-port injected 426 Hemi with a solid roller cam, and generates 630 hp. The Exhaust is 2.5-inch custom bent with Stanless Works turbo tube mufflers. It is a national show winner and a contender at any event.
Mike can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Vintage Police Cars on Movie Set
In June 2008 I responded to an ad in The Charlotte Observer Newspaper for 1950's-60's cars to be used in a movie. The book "Blood Done Sign My Name" is about racial violence in the South and they needed cars for the background of the funeral scene. They also cast me as an extra wearing an NC State Trooper uniform. This video is of the vintage Police cars used in several scenes.
1961 Belvedere; a new beginning
A 1961 Plymouth Belvedere is found in a dilapidated garage. A photomontage and video of its clean up and repairs to get it running.
Aaron's Plymouth Fury Cop Car at Lake Erie Speedway
A lap around the cones at the Lake Erie Speedway in Aaron's cop car. This event was put on by our local SCCA chapter (Misery Bay Region). It took place July 2, 2006. I'm riding shotgun and TRYING to keep the camera as straight as possible.
1940 Dodge Police car
Damn this guy is torturing the clutch.
I like old cars so that's why I put this up. Enjoy! Maybe I'll show you all my 64 Mustang sometime.
How to Restore a Classic Police Car (1980 Dodge St. Regis)
"How to restore a classic police car". A video featuring the best Mopar police car ever built: My 1980 Dodge St. Regis Police Pursuit. I rebuilt this car in my spare time from 2007-2008 in Hampton, VA. This video is dedicated to all my friends in the law enforcement community, fellow motor heads, Blues Brothers fans, classic car collectors, and US Navy veterans.
1961 PLYMOUTH SUBURGAN SPORT 4-DOOR WAGON, RARE WAGON
CARRYING ON WITH THE FORWARD LOOK WITH CHRYSLER PRODUCTS, PLYMOUTH STYLING THIS YEAR WAS, WELL DIFFERENT. SPACE AGE BIZARRE DESIGN FIZZLED SALES. IN FACT, ONLY 3,088 OF THESE 9 PASSENGER WAGONS SOLD MAKING THIS EXTREMELY RARE. THE FINS OF THE FIFTIES WERE GONE AND REPLACED BY A HORIZONTAL TRAILING EDGE TO THE REAR. BOLD CONCAVE GRILLE FRAMED BY FRONT FENDER SWOOPS HOLDING DUAL HEADLIGHTS RESULTED IN A ODD FRONTAL LOOK. FLASHLIGHT TYPE TAIL LIGHTS ADDED ANOTHER DESIGN ABSTRACT TO THE OVERALL LOOK. INSIDE THE DASHBOARD WAS JUST AS BIZARRE AS THE EXTERIOR DESIGN. THIS WAGON IS POWERED BY A 361 CID V-8 THAT CAME WITH POWERFLITE AUTO TRANSMISSION AND AIR CONDITIONING. NOTICE THE PUSH BUTTONS ON THE EXTREME LEFT OF THE DASH, THE OBLONG STEERING WHEEL, AND THOSE LARGE GAUGE PODS MOUNTED ON THE DASH. THATS A NICE LOOK OF THE ROOF WITH THOSE RIBS RUNNING THE LENGTH. THE INTERIOR IS PERFECT AS WELL AS THE TOTAL BODY CONDITION. I DON'T THINK OF THIS WAGON AS UGLY, I FEEL IT'S A HISTORIC PIECE OF AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN. A DESIGN THAT DIDN'T SELL WITH THE PUBLIC IN '61, BUT ONE CAN MAYBE APPRECIATE THIS PLYMOUTH'S LOOKS TODAY. Another original survivor brought to you by 55lincoln. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING.
1963 DPD scout 14-1
1963 DPD scout 14-1, restored by George Patak - with Federal #76 doubletone siren and Beacon Ray #174 flasher, and 1960's West Side Radio KQA371
Fully Restored 1991 CHP Crown Victoria - 80's Style Cop Car!
Blog Planet brings you a bunch of classic cars every week in addition to all our other videos. Today we have something pretty cool and unique. A fully restored 1991 For Crown Victoria a fully restored California highway Patrol Police Car! A 1980's style Police Car.
This car is actually owned by an individual and not a law enforcement agency. It has been fully restored to the police car it once was with official decals, emergency lights, sirens, and even government plates.
The owner of the car did explain that it would be illegal for him to ever drive this car on a street. it is for car shows only.
The car brought back a lot of memories for me of the old COPs TV show and even childhood memories of the actual cars.
It's a lot of fun to see a car like this in person.
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