Jeep Stuck in Sand Dune 40 Years Is Finally Free

Its driving days are over
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 25, 2017 6:20 AM CST
This Is What a Jeep Looks Like After 40 Years in Sand
John Musnuff looks through the rubble of the old family Jeep after it was pulled out.   (Steve Heaslip)

A Jeep buried in sand in Massachusetts 40 years ago has finally been dug out. Work crews on Friday pulled out the rusted remnants of what John Munsnuff says was once his family's "beach buggy" at the home they've long owned near Ballston Beach in Cape Cod, reports AP. The Jeep, once been painted white with a green interior, had been stored in a garage that was long ago buried by shifting sand dunes. Munsnuff says the family was unable to remove the Jeep or dismantle the now-collapsed garage all these years because of environmental regulations around the dunes. He snagged a few souvenirs from the wreckage, including the Jeep's hub caps and door handles. (More strange stuff stories.)

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