Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 2 years ago 41

When All Else Fails, You At Least Have The Option Of Burying Your Car

With terminal rust setting in, bold used car buyer Tyler Hoover decided burying his 1983 Chrysler Lebaron was the best option...

Remind me later

I’m sure most of us have owned a car that’s left us at our wits’ end. The kind of car that just throws up problem after problem, until you completely fall out of love with it and would happily roll it off a cliff. But did you ever think about burying a troublesome car alive?

Tyler Hoover did just that, but then I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised - we are talking about the man who thought it would be a great idea to buy a $7500 BMW 850i. The car in question is a 1983 Chrysler Lebaron (yes, the one with the talking dashboard) exhibiting terminal rust. It’s too much of a basket case to fix up or even give away, so naturally the solution was to bury it. A process which looks weirdly therapeutic.

Of course this isn’t something we can recommend trying yourself given all the fluids and other nasty bits that’d be absorbed into the ground, but the LeBaron won’t be in the ground long. Hoover intends to excavate the car in a year’s time to see if it can be made to run. Assuming it isn’t flat as a pancake…