Now THAT'S cool.
I believe Christine was a 1968 Plymouth Fury.Cool ! Is that Christine??
Thanks.:thumbsup: I got my years messed up. BTW, congrads on your Moderator status.Nope, she was a '58 Plymouth. In the book and movie, it's said that she's a Fury, but you couldn't get the Fury in that blood red color...only cream and black. But you could get a two door Belvedere hardtop in that blood red color.
Books of fiction as with movies and television shows are not limited by that little thing we call .... reality ....In the book is says LeBay custom ordered it in red. Also in the book she's a 4-door fury... which was never made.
I'm worried that you're right. It could be really nasty down there. Embarrassing. I wonder if Jay Leno is on this case.I read abot this somewhere else. I'll betcha that thing is so rusted it won't even cast a shadow. :stirpot:
I cant wait to see what it looks like. I hope they did their homework and the car comes out looking as it did the day it was put there.:thumbsup:I'm worried that you're right. It could be really nasty down there. Embarrassing. I wonder if Jay Leno is on this case.
They say they coated it with cosmoline, but we don't know how secure that vault was. It would've had to have been perfectly air and water-tight for it to work. I don't understand why they put it underground like that. Way too much can go wrong. And what happens to cosmoline over 50 years? Wouldn't it break down by now? How does coating a large flat horizontal surface work? Lubricating the working parts of a gun is one thing, but a car?
My guess is that the motor and tranny are probably fine (as long as they didn't put any gas or motor oil in it) but that body is probably shot. I'm sure moisture got through the walls of that vault, they probably used cheap driveway-grade concrete.
IIRC it turns to concrete and has to be removed with FIRE.And what happens to cosmoline over 50 years? Wouldn't it break down by now?
There's a brief video at the website that shows some of the preparation. Apparently they tried to think of everything. The engine is wrapped in plastic, the seats are all covered, and the entire body is wrapped in some kind of material that looks like absorbant paper.I'm sure moisture got through the walls of that vault, they probably used cheap driveway-grade concrete.