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Destination: Time Capsule
9:29 am
Fri June 15, 2007

A Half-Century Underground in Tulsa

Jerry Gallery of Waterloo, Iowa, poses with his perfectly restored 1958 Belvedere. This is the model used in the horror film Christine, as the license plate suggests.
Charles Phoenix for NPR

Fifty years ago, the citizens of Tulsa, Okla., buried a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere in a vault, in what has to be one of the most interesting time capsules ever.

Mid-century historian and car nut Charles Phoenix has been driving with NPR's Steve Proffitt from Los Angeles to Tulsa to see the '57 Plymouth, which is finally being unearthed this Friday.

But already, those anticipating the car's unveiling have received disturbing news: The vault leaked, and over the years, the Plymouth was submerged in water.

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Destination: Time Capsule
12:01 pm
Mon June 11, 2007

A Journey Back to the Future

Ride along with mid-century maniac Charles Phoenix and NPR senior producer Steve Proffitt in our series "Destination: Time Capsule," a classic road trip with a twist.

Charles' 1961 mint green metallic Pontiac Bonneville coupe provides trustworthy transportation for a high-octane adventure from Los Angeles to Tulsa, Okla.

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