Spotted Ordinary Abandoned Vehicles

Spotted Ordinary Abandoned Vehicles

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Wheel_Turned_Out

321 posts

2 months

Friday 26th February
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beambeam1 said:
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
That's such a shame, those Benz coupes are getting more elegant looking by the year. Doesn't look too far gone either, to be saved by someone with a bit of time and willing to throw some elbow grease at it. Presuming it wasn't a major engine grenade that brought it off the road that is. Even if it's just the 2.2 it'd still be a nice little smoker for someone.

uk1988

28 posts

59 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Until recently I lived in the suburbs of outer London. I was lucky (nice, old Georgian house) but most of the area was an endless sea of slightly tired looking 1930s and 50s semis and terraces. Lockdown resulted in an unprecedented amount of walking around the local area. The one thing that struck me was the sheer number of old vehicles of all kinds parked up in the front gardens and driveways of these nondescript houses - most of them looking worse for wear. Somehow it just added to the slightly faded, worn-out feel of the area. Everything from 90s Volvos and a Vauxhall Carlton estate, to old military jeeps, a 1980s ambulance, several Nissan Cubes, some 1980s American vans and cars, 15-20 year old imported people carriers (almost certainly Japanese, but incredibly bland looking), a G Reg hearse, B - R Reg campervans etc.

My new area (village in Hampshire) doesn’t have any of this. Nor did where I grew up (suburb of a tourist city in the North). Is it a suburban phenomenon? I wondered if it was people buying a project and just losing the will?

RyanOPlasty

665 posts

172 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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This 2009 Streetview shows a Vauxhall Vectra that hasn't moved for a while

Zoom out to the aerial view, it's now 2021 and the car hasn't moved.



Edited by RyanOPlasty on Tuesday 2nd March 21:28

Crafty_

12,738 posts

164 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Thats a vectra, a reasonably unusual saloon at that too..

Fun Bus

17,886 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Vectra wink

RyanOPlasty

665 posts

172 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Thanks, corrected.

Register1

851 posts

58 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MightyBadger

447 posts

14 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Mistaking a 405 for an e21 laugh

Edited by MightyBadger on Wednesday 3rd March 09:17

Fun Bus

17,886 posts

182 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Where did that happen?

MightyBadger

447 posts

14 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Fun Bus said:
Where did that happen?
Previous page.

Fastdruid

7,050 posts

116 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MightyBadger said:
Mistaking a 405 for an e21 laugh
Not reading the post and making the same stupid mistake as the idiot who said it's obviously a 405 laugh

The question on the E21 was the car in _FRONT_ of the 405.

CharlieAlphaMike

685 posts

69 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MightyBadger said:
Mistaking a 405 for an e21 laugh

Edited by MightyBadger on Wednesday 3rd March 09:17
There was no mistake. People were talking about the car in front of the 405. The car in front looks like a BMW 3 Series.

MightyBadger

447 posts

14 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Fastdruid said:
Not reading the post and making the same stupid mistake as the idiot who said it's obviously a 405 laugh

The question on the E21 was the car in _FRONT_ of the 405.
Haha my bad laugh

RazerSauber

1,099 posts

24 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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CRX that hasn't moved for some time. Keep looking at it on lockdown walks. Some sort of Land Rover/Jeep/Off road thing behind it that doesn't move either.

Shnozz

22,897 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RazerSauber said:


CRX that hasn't moved for some time. Keep looking at it on lockdown walks. Some sort of Land Rover/Jeep/Off road thing behind it that doesn't move either.
Amazed that CRX hasn’t gone AWOL. A mate of mine had one a few years back that he damaged at Goodwood on a sprint event. It sat on his drive awaiting repairs which never happened but even damaged and turning rusty he would regularly have strangers at the door enquiring if he would sell it.

Khonda

38 posts

28 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I drove past this a couple of weeks ago. That is one busy front garden! I wonder what the neighbour thinks especially with their driveway being blocked.


I can’t seem to be able to post the google map link, but this is the code:

8F4Q+JR Bury Saint Edmund

Can anyone tell the year it was taken?

KTF

8,779 posts

114 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Khonda said:
Can anyone tell the year it was taken?
It says April 2019 at the bottom of the screen on the desktop maps view.

saladdays

25 posts

29 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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The front and back gardens are full of cars. About 30!

Richard-390a0

1,023 posts

55 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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As much as we're all interested in cars on this site you've got to feel sorry for the neighbours either side / opposite etc having to live next to that & no realistic chance of selling your own property for its full market value due to this property. They could be the loveliest most helpful people but fk me!!!

S16KBW

184 posts

29 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Richard-390a0 said:
As much as we're all interested in cars on this site you've got to feel sorry for the neighbours either side / opposite etc having to live next to that & no realistic chance of selling your own property for its full market value due to this property. They could be the loveliest most helpful people but fk me!!!
Thats always my thoughts too, I've seen a couple personally now nice enough streets and one house just looking like a scrap yard making the whole street look ste