Watch the removal of a Jeep buried in a Cape Cod sand dune for 40 years

25jeep - Jeep Buried 40 Years Unearthed in Truro. (David G. Curran for the Boston Globe)
–David G. Curran for The Boston Globe

Near the tip of Cape Cod, a white Jeep Wagoneer was entombed in a partially collapsed garage under a sand dune. Forty years later, it has finally been unearthed.

The Jeep was parked in a garage in Truro in 1977, when a shifting sand dune buried both the car and the garage. For decades, the vehicle’s owners — the Musnuff family — have wanted to dig it out, but town officials prohibited its removal, citing issues regarding beach erosion.

Now, the town is allowing the shifting dune to cover nearby parking spaces, so they asked the Musnuff family to set free the trapped Wagoneer. The extraction was scheduled for Friday morning.


“It’s probably going to fall apart like something out of Indiana Jones,” Basil Musnuff, whose mother owns the Jeep, told the Cape Cod Times.

It looks like the family was right — the Wagoneer was excavated in parts and hauled away in a truck.

Watch the full video of the removal below.