Cherry or Rust?

I read an interesting article in the newspaper this morning about the buried car in Tulsa. Perhaps you haven't heard about it. It seems that fifty years ago, a brand new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere was buried in a time capsule crypt under the courthouse lawn in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was to be unearthed in June, 2007, and awarded to the person (or his or her heirs) who most closely predicted the population of Tulsa as of June 1, 2007. Now, the question being asked is, "What kind of condition will it be in?" There are two schools of thought: Either it will be in pristine condition, or else, if the elements have somehow gotten to it, then it will be a pile of rust. It's an interesting question, and one that should be answered on June 15th, when the car will be removed from its tomb. I, for one, look forward to seeing what the car looks like when it comes out. It's not like it is buried in Egypt, though, where objects dug up from tombs are still in great condition due to the desert dryness. Oklahoma is a bit moister and colder in the winters. It's all going to come down to how well the car was entombed. We shall see. Watch for an update on this story in June.