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#31 OFFLINE   scruff

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:25 PM

Fabtabulous thread!! Keep them coming



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

A Raggare meet. There are more 50s and 60s American cars in Sweden than any other country outside the US. I'm pretty sure I read that....although I might have made it up.
 
"Raggare" are a large subculture of hygienically challenged nutters who drive round in very old American cars. There are areas in Northern Sweden where Raggare make up more than 80% of the population. They are rarer in Southern Sweden due to the milder climate.
 
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..and this dangerous looking heap is a Dodge Lancer. I bet that handles really nicely
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:45 PM

Still loving this thread!

 

Consul Capri and 315 (not a Consul Classic abroad for some reason)

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The 2-door coupe ones with the conventionally sloping rear window and the frameless doors (like the white one) are Consul Capris - the Consul Classic has the backward sloping rear window and is less sleek.

 

Edit - sorry, I've just realised that's not what you meant.  My mistake.  As you were.


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:56 PM

This is a great place to spend the day. Story is two brothers set up a business in the 1950s buying write offs and trade ins from local garages, to sell parts to Norwegians over the nearby border. They built up a huge stock but in the late 70s business dwindled and then they lost their operating license. Rather than clear the site they just left it and gradually the site was reclaimed by nature.

 

The brothers, now in their 80s, still live there in two spooky and, no doubt heavily booby trapped houses. Living by candle light and surrounded by guns.........

 

Cars in there are mainly 1940s to late 60s. But, there is a (sandglow) Allegro as well

 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:25 PM

You can see more in early spring as there is less leafery.

 

I like to imagine that Arnold Clark in Leyland would look like this if I visited it 50 years after a zombie attack....except it would be Merivas and Auris's (Auri?)

 

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Dont get too close to the house in case of attack

 

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The area is basically forest and lakes. The site is twenty kilometers off the nearest proper road.

 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:23 PM

Love the yanks, some of them are a bit battered though! Still great to see such rough old things running around. Over here they'd of been on the banger racing track years ago.

That scrapyard is amazing. Given the climate and the overgrown forest nature of where they are they don't actually look all that bad, rust wise. I'd have expected them to be dissolving and breaking apart by now if they'd been sat there as long as they have.

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 04:29 PM

Found the Allegro!

 

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1100. Front end falling off is not a good sign!

 

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Yank with toothache

 

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....and a couple of others with Volvo and Anglia content

 

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 05:28 PM

Excellent thread, the Corsair in the close-up looks in better condition now than mine did in 1970.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 05:32 PM

I want to claim asylum in Sweden. Fucking great!


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:33 PM

A few more before we move on...

 

Zephyrs Mk 1 and 2

 

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Corsair and Cortina. There are around seven of the former and ten of the latter dotted around.

 

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Taunus 17m

 

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Some Farina action

 

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Beached Wolseley

 

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A30s lining up

 

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Saab 92 with A30

 

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Pile with Zephyr, Beetle, Opel Rekords

 

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Another pile with Prefect on top

 

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Makes you proud to see so many British cars in a quiet corner of a far flung land. Nearly all residents bear the remains of old style Swedish plates so have been there since 1973 latest.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:50 PM

OK back to "current" old tat

 

A "when did you last see"...a Consul Estate

 

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A lovely HC Viva. There seem to be a few Vauxhalls considering they've not been sold since about 1980

 

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The hearses are crap here

 

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Unwoody old Mini

 

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Mk1 Passat (pronouned Passssooowwwwtt)

 

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Imposter...ace Spanish MG Maestro

 

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 06:15 PM

A Spanish MG Maestro in Sweden?  Sounds implausible.

 

Brilliant spots every one.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:39 PM

This weeks offerings........

 

I like to start with a nice Alfa

 

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An East German Barkas van. Think of the ultimate camper van and you are thinking of this.

 

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Fantastic looking 1950 (I think!) Studebaker Champion.

 

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Jag

 

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Citroen SM

 

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A Norwegian VX2300 in fantastic condition. I wouldn't expect VXs to feature prominently in Norway but this was at the first petrol station over the border. Worth it for the colour alone

 

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Worth it for the colour alone 2

 

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A rather lovely A55 Cambridge

 

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Mk2 Mini. I have a personal attachment to this one as its only one month older and the same (retina burning) colour as the current Misfitmobile

 

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.....bless you sir

 

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Later on...an American theme, or maybe a different car cemetery


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:46 PM

This thread is brilliant! Keep it up


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:04 PM

Loving this thread!

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:15 PM

So much awesome. Didn't appreciate the love for British tin over there before this, so I've learnt something



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:56 PM

Scandiwegian countries had a fair number of Vauxhalls, FEs did unusually well there (including the Victor 3300SL estate. Lucky buggers); I'm told this is because for a few years after WWII the Finns, Norwegians and Swedes in particular weren't too fond of Germans. Can't possibly think why.

 

Plus grit rather than salt. Goes a long way. Even GS/As lasted alright in those countries.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:07 PM

Mutha of god what a flipping SHITE FRENZY in this thread!!!! I need to go to the toilet
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:03 AM

Scandiwegian countries had a fair number of Vauxhalls, FEs did unusually well there (including the Victor 3300SL estate. Lucky buggers); I'm told this is because for a few years after WWII the Finns, Norwegians and Swedes in particular weren't too fond of Germans. Can't possibly think why.

 

Hmmm, why would the Swedes not be fond of the Germans? They did good business with them during the war and managed not to get invaded. Also, the Germans did a lot to help the Finns fight the Russians during the Continuation War. Norway, on the other hand, I can understand...



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:12 PM

Christ alive, I need to move to Sweden.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 02:56 PM

Hmmm, why would the Swedes not be fond of the Germans? They did good business with them during the war and managed not to get invaded. Also, the Germans did a lot to help the Finns fight the Russians during the Continuation War. Norway, on the other hand, I can understand...

 

*shrugs* It was merely the reason I was told Vauxhalls were offered in preference to Opels, accounting for the number of FE-series in particular there (my spare Ventora lights went to Finland, too). Could just be a judgement call by GM themselves on where to market the cars, but I can't think of a technical reason to want an FE over the similar Rekord, particularly when the FE sixes were positively antique compared to the CIH engines.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 02:57 PM

(I mean, obviously I'd have an FE over a Rekord any day. Much better looking car and much more interesting engine).


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:16 PM

Regarding British cars in Scandinavia, they were very popular in Sweden until the 70s when the Maxi, Allegro, Marina killed that particular market stone dead! BL pulled the plug in 1978 and didn't come back until the mid 90s when BMW took over.

 

In Denmark BL went into the 70s with 20% of the market.....and into the 80s with about 2%. Denmark even got its own model names - the Austin Mini was a Partner, the Morris Mini a Mascot, the Morris 1100 was a Marina! Still, whilst you dont dont see as much old tat in DK I have seen MGs Metro and Montego during my time here and was greatly thrilled by the experience.

 

Anyway...to understand the love for old basket cases in DK, why not visit the Austin Museum on Samsø, an island off a few miles off the Danish coast. This is, genuinely, a museum dedicated just to Austins (turn up in a Morris Minor and an angry mob carrying burning torches will gather) all the way up to Metro. I dont know whether to be impressed or concerned by such behaviour!

 

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Behold - a Metro Surf (?)

 

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:54 PM

OK, time for another set of dead cars deep in a forest. This one is in Skane and the cars are utterly knackered...the land is much wetter and the temperature a bit warmer than the place up north so not so good for preservation. Talking of which this site has a 50 year Environmental Protection Order on it to protect the cars, so that they can continue to be lived in by all the bats and badgers and critters that have made their home in them.

 

This is a Renault Dauphine, obviously

 

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An Austin (or Morris) 1100. Once again T Cut will sort it

 

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Simca and another Simca.

 

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50s Austins seem to last pretty well considering....

 

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....whilst 50s Fords dont. This is a Mk1 Consul. Shut lines a disgrace!

 

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Leafy foresty scene

 

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Not sure. Could be 52 Chevy??

 

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Mars bar Viva

 

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17M Taunus and Merc

 

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...and a Standard Vanguard

 

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 08:56 PM

Marvellous. Splendid photos.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:49 PM

Wotcha

 

Start with another nice Alfa, and follow up with.....

 

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..... a reeeaaaaally nice Alfa

 

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Not aften you see an abandoned 1960 Cadillac. It takes all sorts

 

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66/67 Oldsmobile Toronado in the park. Front wheel drive so in Sweden it competed with the Peugeot 204 and Austin 1100...probably

 

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Like the colour....

 

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Hmmmm P6

 

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Outside the local :)

 

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Most popular cars here are Volvo V70/V60 and various Volkswagens (not for long!). Heading up north this weekend where the most popular cars are the Volvo Amazon/240 and the 1973 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. I will try to bring back some snaps.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

Brilliant thread.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:34 PM

Up in Enkoping, about six hours north of here, over the weekend. Not too much going on but did catch these....

 

69 Oldsmobile chasing a Mustang of similar vintage

 

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Decent Sierra. Still a few of these knocking about. Didn't like them much when they were everywhere but they look appealing and exotic now

 

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66 (or close) Cadillac.

 

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:37 PM

There's definitely some quality chod in Sweden, thanks for posting these.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 10:10 PM

Sounds like a good thread , it would be better if the pictures would load up ! Any ideas why , some threads load slowly others not at all ???




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