Time-capsule cars are their own, interesting little sub-genre of the collector car world. Unlike barn finds, which are generally just forgotten and left to time, there's a sense of deliberateness to time capsules that makes them even more exciting.
This isn't the first car dealer turned time capsule, but it might be the biggest. Ray Lambrecht stashed about 500 new cars from 1958 to 1980 that didn't sell at his Pierce, NE, Chevrolet dealership before he closed shop in 1996, Yahoo News reports. His reasoning? Instead of selling previous model-year inventory at discounted prices, he kept the cars thinking they'd appreciate over time. Soon we'll find out how his unique business strategy worked, as all of the old/new cars - stored in the dealer
On June 15th, 1957 the residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma buried a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere beneath a downtown sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse. At the time Tulsa has more cars per capita than any U.S. city besides Los Angeles and a fierce rivalry with Oklahoma city. The time capsule stunt was meant as a way to celebrate the city's love of the automobile and one-up Oklahoma City.