View Full Version : Anyone wonder what happened to Tulsa's Miss Belvedere?



rezman
04-14-2014, 09:12 AM
Though freed from a muddy gumbo, Miss Belvedere now mired in limbo | Hemmings Daily (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/04/14/though-freed-from-a-muddy-gumbo-miss-belvedere-now-mired-in-limbo/)

Snowman
04-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Looks like a good argument for putting time capsules above ground, which also has the benefit of reducing the chance of being forgotten about or hit by a crew doing utility work.

Prunepicker
04-14-2014, 07:28 PM
http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/04/MissBelvedere_700.jpg


http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/04/Miss-Belvedere-Recovered.jpg

RadicalModerate
04-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Maybe Jay Leno might be interested in acquiring it . . . ?

MWCGuy
04-15-2014, 03:51 AM
I was under the impression it was more or less a giant paperweight and not salvageable.

rezman
04-15-2014, 04:47 AM
It's really not salvageable. Sure, there may be a few parts scattered about that could possibly saved for use on another car, but it's doubtful. The structure is so weak that the car would literally fall apart as it was disassembled for restoration. It's a wonder that they were able to clean it up as well as they have, and swap out the rear springs with out chunks coming loose. The only things that can be done would be to display it as is, or destroy it.

Prunepicker
04-15-2014, 11:53 PM
It's really not salvageable.
That's debatable. I believe that $$$ is the only thing hindering a total
restoration. It can certainly be restored to like new.

Since this is a famous car I believe someone will come up with the
$$$, maybe $100,000+ to have it restored to like new condition.

rezman
04-16-2014, 10:48 AM
That's debatable. I believe that $$$ is the only thing hindering a total
restoration. It can certainly be restored to like new.

Since this is a famous car I believe someone will come up with the
$$$, maybe $100,000+ to have it restored to like new condition.

Well, if so, it will certainly cost more that $100,000. There's not much to work with. Almost all of the original sheet metal is beyond working. Even good canidates for restoration top $100k. This one is out of the ballpark. If a restoration was feasable, it would already been started.

kelroy55
04-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Well, if so, it will certainly cost more that $100,000. There's not much to work with. Almost all of the original sheet metal is beyond working. Even good canidates for restoration top $100k. This one is out of the ballpark. If a restoration was feasable, it would already been started.

That wouldn't be a restore, that would be using new material to make it look like the original.

Jersey Boss
04-16-2014, 11:24 AM
A pig in the poke if there ever was one. Let it go back into the ground.

Plutonic Panda
04-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Maybe Jay Leno might be interested in acquiring it . . . ?uhhhhhh..... retiny

rezman
04-17-2014, 04:48 AM
I guess you could do that. ... Build a whole new car around the serial number tag and call it "restored"

Urbanized
04-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Someone already does that in OKC. Classic Recreations - Carroll Shelby GT500CR Built by Classic Recreations (http://www.classic-recreations.com/)

rezman
04-18-2014, 05:15 AM
Carroll Shelby did the same thing back in the very early 80's. He bought up a whole bunch of '65-'66 Mustangs and built about 20 "New" 1965 Shelby GT 350 topless roadsters. All of them blue. The cars were totally gutted, and rebuilt from scratch using new or NOS parts. The few parts that couldn't be found were rebuilt. Shelby then kept 3 or 4 for himself and sold the rest.

Miss Belvedere doesn't have enough sound metal to even swap out the quarter panels