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1957 Plymouth Belvedere - Oldtimerfriedhof Kaufdorf - Swiss Junkyard (2/2)

Today we picked up the 1957 Belvedere 4dr sedan I bought a few months ago. Roger Linder was a great help and gently loaded the car onto the trailer. Thanks a lot! 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. Roger Linder lädt das Fahrzeug vorsichtig auf unseren Anhänger, ohne seine Hilfe hätten wir verdammt alt ausgesehen. Vielen Dank, Roger! 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. More information here: http://www.internationalchristineclub.com/


 


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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. More information here: http://www.internationalchristineclub.com/





Schlafende Schönheiten Part 1.avi
Ein Garten Eden für Oldtimer-Fans: Im schweizerischen Kaufdorf besitzt Franz Messerli den ungewöhnlichsten Autofriedhof der Alpen. Hunderte Klassiker der Automobilgeschichte schlummern hier moosbewachsen unter Bäumen. Doch jetzt ist die einzigartige Ruhestätte selbst dem Tode geweiht: Die Behörden fordern die sofortige Schließung des Areals. Franz Messerlis geliebte Blechschätze kommen in einer Mammut-Auktion unter den Hammer.





Kaufdorf Abbruch und Schredderbagger.wmv
Historischer Autofriedhof Kaufdorf im Februar 2010, Räumungsarbeiten mit dem Schredderbagger.





Slideshow Part2 Kaufdorf car graveyard September 2008
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard. It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s, sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern. After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the collection is an environmental hazard and intend to clear it by court order later this year. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site was started last month when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50 people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art." Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic. At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.





Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/ Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components, structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch. Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_(automobile) Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States. The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among farmers... The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929. Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930, Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars. In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC, introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in (284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders, hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the 'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth (along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden, Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a 'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed in the Plymouth until the 1959 models. In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six engine. For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...





Autofriedhof Kaufdorf deutsche Wert Arbeit.wmv
Deutsche Oldtimer Wracks auf dem Bereitstellungsgelände des historischen Autofriedhofs Gürbetal.





Abbruch Kaufdorf Game over.wmv
Die letzten Oldtimerwracks auf dem historischen Autofriedhof Kaufdorf sind weggeräumt, das Bereitstellungsgelände ist leer.





Friedhof im Wald Teil 2 (NICHT KAUFDORF, NICHT GÜRBETAL!)
Noch mehr Fahrzeuge im Wald ... Opel Kapitän, Ford 17m P2, Käfer Ovali, VW-Bus T1, Ford Prefect, Saab, Volvo Buckel, VW 1500, Opel Olympia, Ford 12m ... alles vertreten, vieles noch komplett und nur angegammelt, manches sicher noch zu retten.





133081 / 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/9qkc8ex Listed in Darrell Davis' book of original Max Wedge serial numbers, this car is one of only fourteen 426/4-speed Belvederes produced for the 1964 model year. If you're looking for a no-nonsense pavement pounder that's fast, raw and ready to brawl, you've found your next heavyweight! An extension of legendary designer Elwood Engel's modernist rescue of Plymouth's increasingly eccentric product line, the firm's newly downsized B-Body did almost as well on Chrysler's sale charts as it did on America's drag strips and super speedways. This particular Belvedere, a Stage III Max Wedge car sold new at Powell Plymouth in Jacksonville, Florida, was likely ordered by an aspiring racer who whipped a few people on the street and then settled into a life in the slow lane. Unlike the majority of these badass Mayflower warriors, which were purchased almost exclusively for sanctioned drag racing, this car has never had its front inner aprons cut for Exhaust headers, never had a roll cage installed, and never had its rear wheel wells tubbed for oversize drag slicks. In fact, when this Plymouth's true heritage was discovered in the late 1990s, the car had been mechanically and cosmetically transformed into an all-steel, 90,000 mile slushbox special. Naturally its enlightened savior knew he had something special, so he began a frame-off restoration by welding in new floorpans from a clean donor car and hanging new quarters from a high quality aftermarket supplier. Next, when a trademark aluminum front end was finally located, it was re-skinned, thoroughly worked, and perfectly aligned with its new body. And finally, after much parts research and even more parts searching, a wet-looking coat of correct Chrysler code P Ruby Red paint was buried in a thick clearcoat shell that shines like a trophy on race day! Gently lift this Plymouth's Ruby Red hood and you'll find an date-correct Max Wedge V8 that wears an authentic 2406730-1 casting number, a December (12) 10th (10) of 1963 (03) date stamp, and a 1964 V-series (V) Maximum Performance (MP) High Compression (HC) 426 cubic inch (426) engine stamp. Pushing a brutal 12.5 to 1 compression, and currently Dyno-ed at 486 horsepower and 469 lb./ft. of torque, this Mopar monster has built a hard-fought reputation for being one of the best competition motors ever created. That high powered big block churns torque through a tough A833 4-speed manual transmission to an original, factory-narrowed 8.75 rear end. During the restoration that transmission, which is a correct piece that's dated slightly after the car was assembled, received new bearings, new synchros, a new clutch and pressure plate and a correct cast steel bellhousing. And that rear end, which rides below original factory frame weights, was fitted with a new Sure Grip differential and tall 4.10 gears. At the ends of that stellar drivetrain, an original torsion bar front and leaf spring rear suspension, which has been completely rebuilt from top to bottom, helps increase both drivability and track times. At the sides of that stellar drivetrain, original Max Wedge Exhaust pipes whisk spent gases to either manual dumps or factory replacement turbo mufflers. And all this first rate hardware proudly stands on a set of 14 inch body-matched steel wheels which spin fresh 205/75 Hurst radials and 215/75 Hurst cheater slicks around pristine stainless center caps. Take a look inside the car and you'll find a spacious and airy environment which has enough room to haul the whole family in comfort. Top dead center is a pair of red bench seats that are lined with new padding, stitched with NOS covers and accented by bright stainless trim. Below those seats, new black carpet does an excellent job of highlighting the car's original, and re-chromed, Hurst shifter. In front of those seats, a two-tone dash hangs a silver '49 Plymouth-inspired instrument panel next to original radio and heater deletes. And in front of the driver, a restored steering wheel spins a red rim around a pristine chrome horn ring. This aluminum-nosed Belvedere is a super cool piece of muscle car history that's easy to imagine as the focal point of a sunny 60s track day. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!





Tulsa County Buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
This is video footage from 1957 that shows Tulsans burying a Plymouth Belvedere outside of the county courthouse on 6th and Denver. This car is going to be unearthed on June 15th, 2007 as part of the Oklahoma Centennial celebration. Here is a story on CNN's website regarding this event: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/23/buried.car.ap/index.html ***** UPDATE: ***** You can view pictures of the car being unearthed here: http://www.tulsachevys.com/Images/buriedcar/index.html





Autofriedhof Kaufdorf, 21 Juli 2010
Noch stehen ein paar wenige Oldtimer-Wracks vor dem ehemaligen Historischen Autofriedhof Kaufdorf, bereit ihre letzte Reise zur endgültigen Vernichtung anzutreten. Nur noch wenige Tage bleiben den interessierten Autoliebhaber, einen letzten Blick auf einige der Zeugen schweizerischer Automobilgeschichte zu werfen, denn per Ende Juli 2010 wird der Historische Autofriedhof Kaufdorf definitiv nur noch Geschichte sein.





1958 Plymouth Belvedere - Christine - Old Start - Cold Start on Christmas Day
Not REALLY a cold start but Christine's been sitting in the garage since early November because the weather was quite bad, plenty of snow a few weeks ago. We had a lot of rain during the last week so all the snow and the salt on the roads is gone. It's Christmas and we had a sunny and extraordinary warm day (15°C / 60°F), so I took Christine for her very first Christmas ride! Will she fire up or will she rather stay in her garage? If you're a fan of the movie "Christine" or 1957 / 58 Plymouths in general don't forget to join the International Christine Club. More information here: http://www.internationalchristineclub.net





Kaufdorf Oldtimer einstampfen .wmv
Die letzten übriggebliebenen Oldtimerwracks des historischen Autofriedhof Gürbetal werden zusammengestampft und in Altmetallmulden dem Schredder zugeführt.





The 1957+58 Plymouth Movie
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Kaufdorf Abbruch Ende Februar 2010.wmv
Historischer Autoabbruch, neue Oldtimerwracks für Käufer bereitgestellt.




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