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#1 OFFLINE   RustbucketP6

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:10 PM

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Anyone out there interested in knackered old hearses? Over the last decade I've been travelling around the the States searching for them in salvage yards, fields, barns etc. Anyway, if you're interested I've posted a decentselection on my blog.

http://www.roadtrans... ... arses.html

Nick - very sorry I lost your address so never got to send you the book I promised for winning the van identification blog. Drop me an email and I'll promise I'll post it asap.
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#2 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:59 PM

Fantastic set of pics. Don't the Yanks go in for funereal black motors?

#3 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:30 PM

Superb pics 8) Only old American iron looks good as a hearse :lol:
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#4 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:16 AM

Great shots! The Chrysler over Caddy is surreal

#5 OFFLINE   Karmann Ghiaman

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:36 AM

Brilliant! I like the horse-drawn one, you'd think it would be in a film or something.

Not in the same league, but, not being OT, here are some interesting VW hearses:

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#6 OFFLINE   fotorabia

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:42 AM

cool...might get the books of Amazon..had no camera in 88 when i travelled around these regions..next time your in Shamrock ,Texas..awesum couple of yards where there back in them days..dang..whats a tonne of scrap worth stateside..
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#7 OFFLINE   jjp666

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:28 AM

I am very interested in any hearses that you see RbP6. I hope you don't mind but I put your link on the Professional Car Society that I belong to as they are predominantly an american club.Jon

#8 OFFLINE   RustbucketP6

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for your comments.I've been to Shamrock Texas recently, but don't remember seeing any yards. They've probably closed down. It's the same story everywhere over there. Scrap metal prices are of course at an all-time high - and salvage yard owners see dollar signs flashing before their eyes. As of last year scrap cars were fetching £100 per ton, compared with just $7.50 a decade ago. To put this into perspective, a truck loaded with 18 crushed American cars from the 60s and 70s is worth over $2,500 today, whereas it would have fetched £175 in 1996. Add to this growing environmental pressures and it's easy to see why yards are closing.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:33 AM

as i thougth..sames beginning to happen here to a degree..isolation is a factor that prevents a lot of stuff being crushed here..the abundance of farmland but its beginning to happen..but we ve still got the highest porportion of classic cars in the world here in new zealand..ive been photographing classic wrecks since the early 90s..Scotland ,Germany here....im so glad that theres such a co-herent interest in it now..from all perspectives..especially environmental...its a double edged bumper really dontachathink..and i love the hearses..kinda like dying twice..
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