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My Dad said it was the fault of the people who made the vault . If there was a drain in there or the vault was sealed tighter maybe none of this would of happen. In my opinion Miss Belvedere should of been sealed in above ground vault the poor girl.  Its really sad  they way it was handled. I hope someday there will be a contest to win a Miss Belvedere clone. I would like to suggest something have the persons write a 1000 word or more why they should win the car if that person has an excellent 1 they win the car or have a raffle off on the car selling tickets . If I was there for the unveiling and if she could talk if  I've noticed those tears coming from her headlights I would say someting nice to make her feel better  I would say this to her "Miss Belvedere underneath all of that you are a beautiful car. It will take alot to get you back the way you were when you were brand new and it can be done . If I was able to win you  . I would have you taken to the automobile
 beauty shop because you are worth restoring . It will be an off frame restoration . Atfer you are completed and put back together I will tint your windows and add a CD player to you but I will keep your factory radio in the dashboard. Then you will be in a nice warm garage . "

mmyhrvold@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:          I don't think it would be all that much work.
The soft parts were destroyed, but the body looked pretty solid to me.
Notice that the trim is intact and the eyebrows do not appear to be 
If It was a rust bucket, the trim would have fallen off. 
If you want to see rust buckets, I have 2 58 fury bodies that can 
demonstrate that real well.
A good pressure washing would be a start.
but I don't think that will happen, a museum will buy it and keep it 
as is.

----- Original Message -----
From: Steph Burlew <sb57fury@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, June 18, 2007 10:08 pm
To: goldenfin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> She can be restored but it will take alot. If I had the chance to 
> win her I would love her enough to do this for her. After that she 
> would be in a nice warm garage were she belongs and I would go out 
> to her and say "Lets go to a car show or a cruise in" I still 
> have tears in my eyes after what was done to her. When I 1st seen 
> her I said "you poor girl. " I'm sure she is still crying her 
> headlight out. I would say this to her "Miss Belvedere there is 
> some one in Tennesee who wishes to have you . This young lady 
> loves you very much and will take you in to have a complete off 
> frame restoration on you . The reason is you deserve to be 
> cruising down the highway not sitting in a museum. " 
> john mahaffey <john59oldcar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: John,
> You are correct. I was there for the presentation as
> were a lot of our other proud Plymouth owners. I know
> there were a lot of tears as she was uncovered. Also,
> the thought of having Boyd Codington and his team of
> butchers there made everyone I spoke to even more
> upset. The car is way beyond any thought of restoring,
> and I feel she deserves her place as a museum display
> and left to rest in peace. Several of the local
> Plymouth Owners I spoke to are sick about the way this
> whole situation was mishandled. They told me anyone
> that knows anything about Tulsa's high water table
> would have never buried the car this way. It's a very
> sad ordeal.
> John Mahaffey
> --- Steph Burlew <sb57fury@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I agree 100% . I sure hope and pray some one fixes
> > her up . She belongs on the road. When I seen the
> > video when they unveiled Miss Belvedere could of
> > sworn I have seen her crying her headlights out.
> > 
> > Bjwt56@xxxxxxx wrote: Hello All:
> > 
> > I may have a different viewpoint from everyone else,
> > but I think it is a 
> > shame that Tulsa trashed such a beautiful car.
> > 
> > John Teske
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