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

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
qotd which american car goes in the 2008 time capsule

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.

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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.