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velocemitch

2,540 posts

156 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Discovered this gem hiding behind a hedge at the eastern end of Strathglass north of Inverness.

Looks recoverable as it seemed pretty complete, certainly good for spares.




neutral 3

2,720 posts

106 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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What a shame seeing that Rover abandoned and who on earth left it like that , someone save it .

GTRene

11,196 posts

160 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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suicide doors?
you don't see cars like that anymore, looks like it wants to be saved, guess the floor is totally rotten on a sandy/grass bottom

Bob CD

167 posts

92 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I'm currently at the Japanese Grand Prix and can't believe that suddenly there's a pic of that old Rover down the road from where my mother used to live near Beauly. Have to confess that I've driven past it on and off for many years (I still have family in the area). Always thought that it must belong to someone in the cottages across the road. I'd never noticed the suicide doors - I have an Excellence with those, and there's a fellow Facel owner who specialises in cars with suicide doors. It would be nice to see it rescued. I guess the houses across the road is where a rescue would start. My brother reckons there's a barn in nearby Kiltarlity full of old cars, but I couldn't find it when I looked a couple of years ago. Definitely not in need of rescue (and therefore OT) was the ex-Didier Auriol Martini-sponsored Lancia Integrale parked in a garage that I passed this morning on my walk in to work. Still looks very useable. And there were three NSXs outside another garage nearby. However, I must have been the only person in the area without a camera - sorry!

Dan_The_Man

767 posts

175 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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gowmonster said:
If you are near paphos, there were a few old cars if you turn right at angelicas restaurant on the way to chloraka (well there was a year ago)
These are all near Paphos, not all classics but certainly left to die.














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XplusYplusZ

178 posts

77 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I'm not sure if someone has posted any snaps of this place already..?
Basically, the story goes that this was an old world war 2 US military base in the Belgian Ardennes. When the war ended, the soldiers parked their cars up and hopped on their flights home.
60 years later, this is what remains..





























Most of the lumps have been pilfered, and the forest has taken the rest. Incredibly, the chrome details remain as good as new.
Great place.

Edited by XplusYplusZ on Sunday 7th October 16:08

SystemParanoia

14,342 posts

134 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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they chromed things properly back then lol

nicanary

6,277 posts

82 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Most of the cars are from the 50s, so they weren't left there after WW2. Odd place. A belgian Yank-metal specialist breaker's yard?

ATTAK Z

5,226 posts

125 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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nicanary said:
Most of the cars are from the 50s, so they weren't left there after WW2. Odd place. A belgian Yank-metal specialist breaker's yard?
The Yank bases stuck around for a while after the end of WW2 ...

4rephill

3,513 posts

114 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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GTRene said:
suicide doors?
you don't see cars like that anymore.....
Really?...... scratchchin:







And although it's only a small single door (and for the UK - on the wrong side!):

velocemitch

2,540 posts

156 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Bob CD said:
My brother reckons there's a barn in nearby Kiltarlity full of old cars, but I couldn't find it when I looked a couple of years ago.
Were you aware of the large stash of classics stored in a field on the Belladrum Estate?. They have all gone now but when I was there a few years back there was a Gilbern, a few Sunbeam Alpines, Granada's and various others. Last time I was there the stash was down to two Alpines which looked they were ready to go too, but hopefully for restoration.

onyx39

9,941 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Not a classic per se, but clearly not driven for a while.



Eta... I have no clue why this picture is upside down!

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GTRene

11,196 posts

160 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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is that somewhere in Australia biggrin (underside of the globe)

or does it have very sticky tires...lol.

100 IAN

1,062 posts

98 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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GTRene said:
is that somewhere in Australia biggrin (underside of the globe)
Thanks for the explanation, i've always wondered where Australia is...................

GTIAlex

1,725 posts

102 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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100 IAN said:
GTRene said:
is that somewhere in Australia biggrin (underside of the globe)
Thanks for the explanation, i've always wondered where Australia is...................
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Bob CD

167 posts

92 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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velocemitch said:
Bob CD said:
My brother reckons there's a barn in nearby Kiltarlity full of old cars, but I couldn't find it when I looked a couple of years ago.
Were you aware of the large stash of classics stored in a field on the Belladrum Estate?. They have all gone now but when I was there a few years back there was a Gilbern, a few Sunbeam Alpines, Granada's and various others. Last time I was there the stash was down to two Alpines which looked they were ready to go too, but hopefully for restoration.
That's exactly where I was looking, and now I know why I couldn't find them. I was told a barn, but obviously not. Mystery solved.

onyx39

9,941 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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GTRene said:
is that somewhere in Australia biggrin (underside of the globe)

or does it have very sticky tires...lol.
Ascot actually... Thinking about it, I clearly had the iPhone upside down when I took the pic.

jamesr321

138 posts

107 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Yertis said:
jamesr321 said:
Also speaking of Cyprus, I tracked down loads of old stuff on holiday there last year including a scrapyard with lots of old British trucks, inc these:

Just had a look at your photostream, which I enjoyed immensely. clap
Thank you. 'Classics left to die/rot' is exactly my type of thing!

Hooli

32,278 posts

136 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Dan_The_Man said:
These are all near Paphos, not all classics but certainly left to die.













The Beetles deserve it & the Mk2 Escort looks to be in a standard 'post-rally' pose hehe

heretheygo

1,117 posts

141 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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XplusYplusZ said:
I'm not sure if someone has posted any snaps of this place already..?
Basically, the story goes that this was an old world war 2 US military base in the Belgian Ardennes. When the war ended, the soldiers parked their cars up and hopped on their flights home.
60 years later, this is what remains..





























Most of the lumps have been pilfered, and the forest has taken the rest. Incredibly, the chrome details remain as good as new.
Great place.

Edited by XplusYplusZ on Sunday 7th October 16:08
some excellent photos there. very evocative... thanks for posting.
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