And here is what was resting underneath my feet.
On Wednesday the vault was opened to assess the basic condition of its contents and rule out the possibility of any hazardous materials, and what officials found was devastating, effectively dashing any hopes that the Plymouth may have survived in showroom condition. Dirt and water filled the Belvedere's tomb up to the car's fenders, with evidence that the vault may have been completely filled at some point in the last fifty years. It remains to be seen if the water and rustproofing measures (layers of special wrappings) taken in 1957 did their job. Sugar Pea and I, along with the rest of the world, will find out tonight.