Classics left to die/rotting pics - Vol 2

Classics left to die/rotting pics - Vol 2

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hidetheelephants

26,186 posts

196 months

Monday 17th June
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Shooting tigers I expect.

brownspeed

792 posts

134 months

Tuesday 18th June
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soprano said:
Very sorry looking 56 plate 997. Google maps suggests it hasn’t moved for at least 5 years and no MOT since 2017

where is that? I could do with some parts.........

soprano

1,598 posts

203 months

Tuesday 18th June
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brownspeed said:
where is that? I could do with some parts.........
Not far from Saffron Walden. I’d love to rescue it, albeit I can’t imagine 6/7 years sat on grass has done much for the chassis!

acme

2,981 posts

201 months

Tuesday 18th June
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soprano said:
Not far from Saffron Walden. I’d love to rescue it, albeit I can’t imagine 6/7 years sat on grass has done much for the chassis!
Interesting, I don’t live far from Saffron, never seen that before!

Mikebentley

6,291 posts

143 months

Tuesday 18th June
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wjs1968

19 posts

11 months

Tuesday 18th June
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Technically awaiting repair but hasn’t turned a wheel in I think the best part of a year. Sadly running a small block Chevy rather than the original sweet six…


hidetheelephants

26,186 posts

196 months

Tuesday 18th June
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Mikebentley said:


Rebelling regally. getmecoat

Oldwolf

963 posts

196 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Whilst at Le Mans 24 I went for a run and saw this R4 (van?) at the bottom of a garden.


samj2014

557 posts

115 months

Wednesday 19th June
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wjs1968 said:
Technically awaiting repair but hasn’t turned a wheel in I think the best part of a year. Sadly running a small block Chevy rather than the original sweet six…

What's the obsession with putting American engines in everything?
I saw a Boxster for sale locally needing engine work - the owner said they were going to put an LS in it but lost interest.
Dropping an LS in a Boxster to me ruins the appeal of the car.

Turbobanana

6,485 posts

204 months

Thursday 20th June
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Mikebentley said:

Judging by the way two rust-resistant, fibreglass cars have been squeezed into a small, odd-shaped space, I reckon these were bought as storage sheds.

WyrleyD

1,951 posts

151 months

Thursday 20th June
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Oldwolf said:
Whilst at Le Mans 24 I went for a run and saw this R4 (van?) at the bottom of a garden.

Not that it's an old registration either, BQ was early/mid 2011 (I registered a car in Oct 2010 and that was a BL).

havoc

30,385 posts

238 months

Thursday 20th June
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wjs1968 said:
Technically awaiting repair but hasn’t turned a wheel in I think the best part of a year. Sadly running a small block Chevy rather than the original sweet six…

frown

That makes very little sense except for outright power. If the car currently has a lacklustre motor, then fair play. If the current motor has gone pop and a replacement is megabucks or likely to do the same (TVR Six, please step forward), then unarguable.

...but something like that...that's sacrilege!

wjs1968

19 posts

11 months

Thursday 20th June
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havoc said:
wjs1968 said:
Technically awaiting repair but hasn’t turned a wheel in I think the best part of a year. Sadly running a small block Chevy rather than the original sweet six…

frown

That makes very little sense except for outright power. If the car currently has a lacklustre motor, then fair play. If the current motor has gone pop and a replacement is megabucks or likely to do the same (TVR Six, please step forward), then unarguable.

...but something like that...that's sacrilege!
I'll see if I can find out the back story - it's been a regular visitor over the years to the garage where it's currently forlorn so the proprietor will probably know.

I agree it is sacrilege - I came so very close to buying one 25 years ago - 1 owner, mint body and interior, brand new crated replacement BMW engine, drove fantastically well and the smoothness and noise of that straight six, oh my! All for 4K but my ex wanted a Mercedes so a 280SLC was purchased instead. Idiot.

david.h

413 posts

251 months

Friday 21st June
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Was that one in Warwick? I looked at one with what the garage said was “the last factory crated engine just been fitted “
Might have been about 2008 though?

Dapster

7,107 posts

183 months

Friday 21st June
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Oldwolf said:
Whilst at Le Mans 24 I went for a run and saw this R4 (van?) at the bottom of a garden.

It's a legal requirement for any farm in France to have one of the following decaying in an outbuilding:

- Renault 16, 4 or 5
- Citroen H van, 2cv (obvs) or Traction Avant

I believe there are a further tax benefits if the owner can show it being used as chicken coup.

wjs1968

19 posts

11 months

Sunday 23rd June
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david.h said:
Was that one in Warwick? I looked at one with what the garage said was “the last factory crated engine just been fitted “
Might have been about 2008 though?
No - somewhere in Surrey, couldn’t tell you where though. This would be around 1999/2000…

Skyedriver

18,208 posts

285 months

Monday 24th June
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Classic? - debatable.
Left to die? - probably
Left to rot? - unlikely

But it has had a few spots knocked of it.

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway.

Sardonicus

19,021 posts

224 months

Monday 24th June
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havoc said:
wjs1968 said:
Technically awaiting repair but hasn’t turned a wheel in I think the best part of a year. Sadly running a small block Chevy rather than the original sweet six…

frown

That makes very little sense except for outright power. If the car currently has a lacklustre motor, then fair play. If the current motor has gone pop and a replacement is megabucks or likely to do the same (TVR Six, please step forward), then unarguable.

...but something like that...that's sacrilege!
BMW M54 3.0 or S54 M Power would suite that, not sure id stick the TVR speed six in anything if your avoiding big costs

MightyBadger

2,528 posts

53 months

Monday 24th June
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Mikebentley said:


Couple of grands worth of numberplate sitting about.

Doofus

26,675 posts

176 months

Monday 24th June
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MightyBadger said:
Couple of grands worth of numberplate sitting about.
Lost forever, I fear.