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Abandoned old cars etc.. 07 May 2018 14:18 #1

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I'm sure there was a thread about people leaving old Cars etc to rot ? A long time ago I posted up a photograph that I took of some abandoned old military lorry that I saw somewhere in Gloucestershire. Can't find it right now. Anyway, I've been going past this grave-yard of old cars for years, so I stopped to take some awkward photographs yesterday, a big Yellow thing in the sky didn't help though, but lovely to see it, at last..
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Abandoned old cars etc.. 07 May 2018 14:29 #2

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Last shot shows the tail-end of a 1964 Vauxhall Victor estate. Looks like it's had a reversing light (Or two) fitted. Also has non-standard wheels. But it's still a 54 year old car left to rot. A bit further up the yard is a 1973 Triumph Spitfire. Plus many others.. It should be a crime to leave what were once lovely cars, during their time, to rot away like this...
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Abandoned old cars etc.. 07 May 2018 14:39 #3

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A post apocalyptic film set, or could be. If they were in pristine condition it wouldn't have been so much of a discovery. Finding an old wreck in the middle of a wood, for example, is far more interesting than viewing a museum piece, it leaves more to the imagination. It's a similar thing with old ruins. Or maybe I'm just weird :)
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Abandoned old cars etc.. 07 May 2018 15:30 #4

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Have they been abandoned or is someone running a scrap business? I wonder if they have planning permission to operate like that and are licenced?

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Abandoned old cars etc.. 07 May 2018 16:41 #5

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mbriscoe wrote: Have they been abandoned or is someone running a scrap business? I wonder if they have planning permission to operate like that and are licenced?


It can't be a scrap business as they have been there for at least 20 years ! Maybe longer.. I first noticed them, as they are now, about 1995-6 as I had a regular Friday visit to the industrial area on Wing airfield, and passed by this site on the way there. You can view them from the public road.
There are no signs advertising any scrap, or otherwise business. Probably some weirdo who got annoyed when something went wrong with them, and they stopped working so decided to make 'em suffer. Who knows...
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Abandoned old cars etc.. 14 May 2018 19:52 #6

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Out walking one day recently we wandered off the beaten path and discovered this old wreck. Looked like it had been abandoned long ago! No clues in the way of badges or anything as to its make and model. Any ideas anyone?



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Abandoned old cars etc.. 15 May 2018 08:20 #7

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That takes me back to my childhood when most old wrecks were of that style. No idea what make it is but I do remember that those doors were easy to get out of as they opened the other way. With all the safety alarms on cars these days they should bring them back as I struggle to get out of some cars, especially after a long journey.
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Abandoned old cars etc.. 15 May 2018 19:30 #8

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It's the type used in Foyles War. A 1930s model, possibly a Wolseley 10. Thanks for showing that :)
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Abandoned old cars etc.. 15 May 2018 19:39 #9

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Thanks, airfields man. That certainly does look very likely!

Agreed re. the doors, Peter. That way of opening gives so much more room for manouevre. I wonder why no-one makes them like that nowadays.

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Abandoned old cars etc.. 15 May 2018 22:04 #10

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I think the old doors were too dangerous it they accidentally opened whilst moving, which was quite common on cars into the seventies. I believe there is/was a recent car that used this type of door but can't recall which one.

As for convenience the best vehicle we ever had when our kids were small was a Nissan Serena which had sliding rear doors and seven seats. Shame it was based on their van as it was noisy inside because the engine was between the two front seats. A small price to pay for the ease of use in narrow parking bays.
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