1957 Plymouth Belvedere being unearthed

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Workers unearthing the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried under the city’s courthouse lawn were dealt an early setback Wednesday, as several feet of water were found in the concrete vault supposedly strong enough to withstand a nuclear attack.

Source: kotv

Workers unearthing the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried under the city’s courthouse lawn were dealt an early setback Wednesday, as several feet of water were found in the concrete vault supposedly strong enough to withstand a nuclear attack.

1957 Plymouth Belvedere being unearthed

The two-door hardtop, buried in 1957 to celebrate Oklahoma’s 50 years of statehood, is set to be lifted out of the 12-foot-by-20-foot time capsule Friday morning to commemorate the state’s centennial year. As many as 50,000 people from all over the world are expected at the event, and more than 260 media credentials have been handed out to reporters from New York to New Zealand.

1957 Plymouth Belvedere being unearthed

But news of the standing water was crushing to event organizers. As heavy rain fell at the site, the Belvedere’s fate remained unknown.


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