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Update on Miss Belvedere

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The rusted 1957 Belvedere is lifted from its watery time capsule grave in Downtown Tulsa in 2007.

By Associated Press

Tulsa, OK – Restoration continues on unearthed 1957 car

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Nearly two years after it was pulled from a concrete vault in Tulsa, a rusted-out 1957 Plymouth Belvedere is still being restored in New Jersey.

The two-door car was buried in the concrete time capsule near the Tulsa County Courthouse in 1957 as part of a contest. The person who most accurately guessed the city's 2007 population would receive the car.

But when it was pulled out of the ground in 2007, the car had been damaged by water and the contest's winning entry belonged to a man who had died.

Now, Dwight Foster of Hackettstown, N.J., is using a water-based solution to slowly wash away the rust and red dirt in hopes of restoring the car. He hopes to eventually bring the car back to Tulsa for a second ceremony.

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Information from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.