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Old 8th May 2007, 10:57   #1021
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You are right Gogi, it is a 4L. Whats wrong with the grill? Its original, take a look at this: Ihr Modellversand für Modellautos Automodelle Vitrinen Motorradmodelle - Modellauto Onlineshop für exclusive Geschenke

I found the headlights to be slightly different.
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Old 8th May 2007, 10:59   #1022
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If I remember right, the grills more squarish at the corners unlike what this car has but the again maybe that was a later model... The headlights are fine tough

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Old 8th May 2007, 11:01   #1023
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Damn you guys are quick. Thought I'd confuse you a bit with a different grill, but no luck! Anyone knows who the bright orange one I saw belongs too? Looks like it was just restored.
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Old 8th May 2007, 14:26   #1024
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ID 257 is a Pegaso, the famed spanish truck makers attempt at a sports car....unbelievably rare and valuable today...very high pedigree ironically.

there were 2 in india at one point, still cant trace them down.

ID 258 is the renault 4L...

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ID:259
What's this mustard color two-door coupe?

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Old 2nd June 2007, 08:03   #1026
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ID 259 Toyota Celica Liftback - second series

After the nimble but ornate first gen, this put on a little more kil'os and got flabbier until the fourth gen kicked in
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ID:260
What's this beautiful red and black two-door coupe?
Guess the Year and Model. Make, of course, is easy.



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Old 12th June 2007, 07:03   #1028
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Hey friends:

Do identify the car ID:260 today, I have a lot more to tell you about it, that's time-bound.



Check out the cute parking lights that almost give the impression of
dual headlamps.



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ID:260 is a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe.
It has a 318 cubic inch [5,211 cc] V8 driving a Pushbutton TorqueFlite 3 speed automatic transmission.

The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere came in five body styles.
Belvedere Sport Coupe, Belvedere Club Sedan, Belvedere Sport Sedan,
Belvedere (4-door post) 4-door sedan and Belvedere Convertible.(V8 only) The entire production run made 2,80,584 fullsize Plymouths.

V8 or 6-cylinder engines were available. Exterior trim package had Sportone side trim, chrome bumper wing guards and stainless steel wheel covers.

The buried Plymouth
1957 was the year, the US state of Oklahoma completed 50 years.
That year, the residents of the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma buried a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, at the SE corner of the lawn of the Tulsa County Courthouse.

It was Saturday, 15th June 1957.
A brand new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried along with other historical artifacts in that time capsule.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/c...rthed/car2.mov

Now we're in 2007. Oklahoma State celebrates their Centennial.
On Fri. 15th June 2007, at 12 noon CDT [22:30 IST] after a half-century of burial, the historic 1957 Plymouth Belvedere will be unearthed and displayed to the public at the Tulsa Convention Center as a part of the celebration.

Where is it?
Under the sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately 100 ft N of the intersection of 6th Street and Denver Ave.
GPS coordinates: [36.149473N, 95.993636W]

Wrapped in Cosmoline (Styrolene) wax to resist rust and gently placed inside a giant concrete sarcophagus, the brand-new Gold and White 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried on Sat. 15th June 1957 as the centerpiece of a time capsule created for the 21st century citizens of Tulsa 2007.

Why was the Plymouth buried?
To acquaint citizens in 2007 with a suitable representation of civilization in 1957. The Plymouth was chosen because in 1957, it was "an advanced product of American industrial ingenuity with the kind of lasting appeal that will still be in style 50 years from now."

Lottery
In 1957, citizens of Tulsa were asked to guess what the population of Tulsa would be in the year 2007. The entries were recorded on microfilm, sealed in a steel urn and buried inside the vault with the Belvedere.





On Friday 15th June 2007, when the car is exhumed, sponsors, VIPs and relatives of the 1957 event functionaries will witness the event.
The process will start today, Tuesday, 12th June. The street around the area will be closed to accomodate a giant crane.

After digging out, the 1957 Plymouth will be loaded onto a trailer and transported into the Tulsa Convention Center arena.
It be exhibited at the Tulsa Civic Centre. KOTV channel 6 will cover it.

The Belvedere will become the property of the person whose 1957 guess about the 2007 population was closest to correct. If that person is no longer alive in 2007, their closest identifiable heir will get the car.

Doubts
Will the Plymouth be still intact? Would the burial vault have leaked moisture and let the car rust in 50 years? Will the winner receive a functioning car when they unearth it?
We will only know on Friday, 15th June, 2007.

Christine
This writeup would be incomplete without mention of Christine.
Christine is a paperback novel (horror theme) written by Stephen King. It's about a Plymouth possessed by ghost forces.

A movie was also made in 1983 on the novel.
The book mentions a 1958 Plymouth Fury.
But there were no 4-door Furys. One of the cars (doubles) used in shooting the movie is a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere 4-door Sport Sedan.

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Stylish
Chrysler's 1957 models were so futuristic that competing stylists frantically scrambled to update their own cars.

The style-setting 1957 Plymouth was notable for its large tailfins — the auto designer Virgil Exner’s creation that became known as the “Forward Look.” Chrysler's memorable advertising campaign had promoted the cars with the tagline, "Suddenly it’s 1960!"

Boyd Coddington to start her up
Yesterday afternoon, The legendary hot rod builder Boyd Coddington inspected the vault and what he was able to see of the car with his crew.

Boyd also hosts a TV series called "American Hot Rod".
Check out this fellow at Boyd Coddington

It will be Boyd's job to start the Plymouth's engine.
He expressed optimism, although some concern about the rust on the bottom of the car."

Other artifacts
People were not sure in 1957, whether petrol would still be available in 2007.
So, 38 litres (one Premier Padmini tankfull) of high-test gasoline and 4.73 litres (5 quarts) of motor oil were packed into the Plymouth’s trunk.

With the passing of 50 years, this petrol and engine oil is now likely to be a potentially volatile cocktail of unstable inflammable chemicals.
The same goes for the case of Schlitz beer and vial of tranquilizer pills that were also stowed on board.

In the Plymouth, were also buried: a pack of cigarettes, bobby pins and an unpaid parking ticket — that were meant to represent the contents of the typical girl’s purse in the late 1950s.

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The saga of the unearthing of the car is continued here

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Old 17th June 2007, 19:11   #1031
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ID:261

Friends:

I was driving in the quiet Erandwana neighbourhood in the heart of Pune the other day, when quite unexpectedly, I noticed this very very rare van, just lurking there without plates.

Take a guess at the brand, model and year of this quaint leaf green van.

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id:261

i that a barkus van by any chance. have a pic of the front and side by any chance.??
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Old 17th June 2007, 19:50   #1033
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No pawan. It is not a Barkas B1000 van. I know the Barkas van too well from B&W photos brought back by my late father from the Deutsche Demokratische Republik, as also the East German "GDR-review" magazines of my childhood.

The breadbox shaped Barkas vans with bulbous headlamps and curved windshields were built in the cold-war era in the city of Karl Marx Stadt (now called Chemnitz) in Saxony.

This green van is smaller in size than a Barkas. Pawan, I was hesitant to go nosing around the van that quiet afternoon. But I do plan to meet the owner of the van, if possible and get some more pics of the van, sometime in future.

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it has a audi symbol on it but cant think of any car like that even tried to google it but nothing turned up any ways will try again after seeing the front pics.
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ID 261 :
Is it one of those old British (Bedford? BMC?) vans? Maybe J4? But that wasnt rare. A smaller version of the Ford Thames?
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