As many feared on Wednesday when workers discovered that the 1957 Plymouth Belvedereâ€™s crypt was partially filled with water, the past 50 years had not been the kindest to Tulsaâ€™s buried car. On Friday night (June 15), half a century after Tulsa residents closed the lid on the two-door coupe, the ceremonial curtain went up and the protective plastic wrapping removed only to reveal the â€™57 Belvedere completely covered in rust.
Definitely not a happy site for any petrolhead. But you know something, this old gal is so special that all the rust in the world couldnâ€™t take her dignity away. 50 years buried under the earth, people came, people left, the man went to the moon and back and Plymouth disappeared, but she was there, waiting patiently for her time to come to see the sun again. Maybe not the way she dreamt it to be, but heck, who can say that we are what we used to be. -More pictures and a video of the unearthing after the jump