QOTD: Which American Car Goes in the 2008 Time Capsule?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

We all watched in… well, it wasn't exactly awe, as the city of Tulsa unearthed a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that their ancestors had stuck in the ground 50 years earlier. While it was a neat — but doomed — exercise in civics, a mint '57 Belvedere ain't all that, monetarily speaking. However, had a perfectly preserved 1957 Chevy popped out of the ground, we'd be talking real money. And had the city waited a decade and (properly) mummified Carroll Shelby's 427 Cobra Super Snake, Dwight Foster and Robert Carney (the men who "won" the water-logged Belvedere) could move into a suite on top of the Bellagio and bet tens of thousands on black. Every night. For years. That's because that Shelby fetched $5,000,000 at Barrett-Jackson last January. My question to you is, which 2008 American car do you bury for 50 years so that your grandchildren might one day be ne'er-do-wells? We'll get to other countries tomorrow.

Jonny Lieberman
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  • AuricTech AuricTech on Feb 20, 2008

    I'd go with a 2008 Chrysler Sebring, for two reasons: 1. It would serve as a cautionary tale for generations to come. 2. It would mean one less Sebring [s]in the fleets[/s] on the streets. Sounds like a win-win to me....

  • TexasAg03 TexasAg03 on Feb 20, 2008
    Oh, and before I forget again, can we bury OJ???? Pleassee???? Sure. I just need a shovel and OJ...
  • KixStart KixStart on Feb 21, 2008

    Isn't OJ in jail again? If you're so keen to bury him, YOU post his bail. Anyway, Hummer H2. That way, there might be a GM vehicle in running condition in 2058. It also serves as a symbol of GM's thoughtful response to a changing world.

  • Kman Kman on Feb 22, 2008

    LOL @ tony-e30! "A Tesla Roadster press release." True dat. That being said, the car in the time capsule should represente the mainstream of today, and the best example of it. Honda Accord.