Spotted Ordinary Abandoned Vehicles

Spotted Ordinary Abandoned Vehicles

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105.4

741 posts

35 months

Friday 19th February
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Dapster said:
The Merc is a late 60's W108, the first S Class.



The "Transit" looks like a VW T4 Transporter.
Good shout on the Mercedes, but the Transit is definitely a Ford Transit.

carinaman

16,659 posts

136 months

Friday 19th February
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105.4 said:
Dapster said:
The Merc is a late 60's W108, the first S Class.



The "Transit" looks like a VW T4 Transporter.
Good shout on the Mercedes, but the Transit is definitely a Ford Transit.
It's a Transit. It doesn't have the vent run across the bonnet in front of the base of windscreen.

gforceg

3,466 posts

143 months

Friday 19th February
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S16KBW said:
glazbagun said:
Couple of Mercs sitting here being gradually eaten by the scenery or smashed by passing scum over the years: Ones a C Class, but the one in the background looks like its from the 60's. Putting a brick through that should earn you a firing squad!

https://www.google.com/maps/@55.9733174,-3.1923832...

No idea of the story behind them as it's not an inexpensive street.
Its a weird slice of land there i can't really figure out what property it would belong to, I'm very curious to the story as they've been there untouched since at least 2010, then at some point between May 2018 and June 2019 is where the transit disappears entirely, someone puts a tarp over the older merc and the windows get put in on everything all in the space of a year???

2010 until may 2018:



June 2019 onwards:

A bit less interestingly, the yellow Seat seems to have been in the same spot since about 2012 having made an appearance in 2008. Maybe that's the "daily" of the hermit with the Mercs.

The idea of cars being dragged back into the garage reminded me of the bit in the Time Machine when he came back to find nothing but tracks leading to a heavy door where he left his transport.




KTF

8,781 posts

114 months

Friday 19th February
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AdrieBiemans said:
I think I've cycled past there a few weeks ago, is this near Park Gate?
Yes, it is in Crescent Road in Locks Heath.

BFleming

2,805 posts

107 months

Friday 19th February
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MrMoonyMan said:
BFleming said:
This place is next to my son's school. The Jag hasn't moved since 2011, the Volvo has been there longer, and there's a Clio and R5 penned in by this lot.


£2m+ house and a council driveway.
Sure I’ve spotted that too. Harpenden?

I have a feeling it had a charger attached when I last went past quite awhile ago.
Yes indeed. You probably also know the XK8 Convertible on the same road that the oak tree fell on?! Still there, but that house has just sold, so it'll be going soon (finally).

talksthetorque said:
Muddle238 said:
BFleming said:
£2m+ house and a council driveway.
Is that seriously a £2m+ house?
No - it's a £500,000 house on a £1.5m plot.
I'm just saying what they go for, so... yes, whichever way you get there, it's £2m.

alorotom

9,094 posts

151 months

Friday 19th February
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blongs said:
A local allotment has been getting some treatment in the last few days and this G plate Escort Van was unearthed



I used to have an escort van in a very very similar orange with an RS Turbo engine in it in the early 00s... the paint (orange emulsion I think) had been applied with a roller and without masking anything so all ovals, badges, locks, handles, edges of windows etc... orange. it was very very badly painted - to mask identity no doubt.

It hadn't been painted by me.

It came into my possession after being offered it as part payment for a debt - no paperwork came with it and I have no idea if it was a ringer or whatever, but it was only with me for a few days before a knock on my door one evening by some pretty heavy blokes that I wasn't going to argue with. The chap who gave me it, essentially it wasn't his to give away. The chaps were pleasant enough and knew I wasn't 'in on it' and they had a key for it.

Dapster

5,089 posts

144 months

Friday 19th February
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carinaman said:
It's a Transit. It doesn't have the vent run across the bonnet in front of the base of windscreen.
paperbag Course it is!

Looks like a restored W108 could be worth £20k.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/31/w108/

spreadsheet monkey

3,930 posts

191 months

Friday 19th February
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BFleming said:
This place is next to my son's school. The Jag hasn't moved since 2011, the Volvo has been there longer, and there's a Clio and R5 penned in by this lot.


£2m+ house and a council driveway.
Nothing council about an Jag XJ40 and Volvo 740 pairing smile

braddo

7,509 posts

152 months

Friday 19th February
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Dapster said:
Looks like a restored W108 could be worth £20k.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/31/w108/
Restoration will only cost £40k. Bargain!

A.J.M

7,000 posts

150 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Old 405 and something that I can’t make out in front of it.

A few streets away from my new house.

Shnozz

22,914 posts

235 months

Wednesday 24th February
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A.J.M said:


Old 405 and something that I can’t make out in front of it.

A few streets away from my new house.
Looks like an old 3 series to my eyes.

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

8,888 posts

64 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Shnozz said:
A.J.M said:


Old 405 and something that I can’t make out in front of it.

A few streets away from my new house.
Looks like an old 3 series to my eyes.
That's what I thought, an E21 (the first 3-series, after the 2002)

Dapster

5,089 posts

144 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Fermit and Sexy Sarah said:
That's what I thought, an E21 (the first 3-series, after the 2002)
Definitely an E21 - bumper matches too




Leftfootwonder

955 posts

22 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Nope, 405 every day of the week.


jamei303

2,615 posts

120 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Wow, obvious Pug. Shocked anyone thought it was something else.

My mate's dad traded in his Escort for one in about 1990 and it was very exciting.

randomeddy

948 posts

101 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Leftfootwonder said:
Nope, 405 every day of the week.

They are saying the car in front of the 405.

Shnozz

22,914 posts

235 months

Wednesday 24th February
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randomeddy said:
They are saying the car in front of the 405.
banghead

Leftfootwonder

955 posts

22 months

Thursday 25th February
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LOL getmecoat

Go back and get another look!

sticks090460

796 posts

122 months

Thursday 25th February
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This is in an out-of the way place near Norwich. Assume they must have been asked a few times. Note the sad Mini behind it.

beambeam1

264 posts

7 months

Friday 26th February
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On one of my dog walking loops, not far from my gaff, I see this often:







Been there since 2015, at least:



The ropey structure it resides under used to house a very clean looking R5 at some stage too:



Edited by beambeam1 on Friday 26th February 04:06