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Probably best to take it off every so often and get some air round it, I've seen a few where trapped moisture has at least fucked the paint and usually the metal beneath. Depends on the circumstances really.

This is another not really abandoned or dumped but it's sitting dusty on deflating tyres. The house appears to have recently sold so I'll keep an eye on it. 

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51 minutes ago, Amishtat said:

Probably best to take it off every so often and get some air round it, I've seen a few where trapped moisture has at least fucked the paint and usually the metal beneath. Depends on the circumstances really.

This is another not really abandoned or dumped but it's sitting dusty on deflating tyres. The house appears to have recently sold so I'll keep an eye on it. 

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Blimey a Kaiser is it not. That's got to be the only one in the UK. 

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23 hours ago, Amishtat said:

This was another Essex favourite of mine but I went past earlier for the first time in ages and the house is all cleaned up and on the market so probably someone passed away.

The Triumph is a Braintree resident too but has looked like this for the ten years I've known it so god knows how long it's really been there. 

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Last night I caught a glimpse of some 4x4's in a garden along Cressing Road in Braintree that look like they haven't moved for years. Will try and get some photos. 

There are also a number of Saabs at the front of a house further along close to McDonalds roundabout, but think that they do get moved around, but will have a better look tomorrow.

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There is a red Mercedes parked up outside an abandoned pub just 5 minutes away, flat tyres, drivers side window down. Looks pretty solid. Posters had been stuck on the windows but have since been removed, so someone must be keeping an eye on it. It's an old model, the one with vertical lozenge type headlights, maybe K or L reg. The pub is on the main road too. 

I haven't looked too closely, I daren't. I'll try and get a piccie soon.

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10 hours ago, Amishtat said:

Not really in the same league, but.. 

 

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Is that a council sticker on the 1100?  If so are they taking the piss. It must have been there 20 years. 

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16 hours ago, Lankytim said:

Not quite dumped but these have been at the back of a dealers forecourt for years, maybe 10 plus. Is there a reason for keeping scrap this long? Tax liabilities? BTW, they’re priced up at circa 2009 prices, the Freelander is over 3k

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Selling them at a loss would be better from a paying less tax point of view. 

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I think there's some sort of scenario whereby car dealers can offset tax liability against unsold stock, or something like that.

At least, I was told (by someone else) that this was the reason for a local garage retaining a whole row of decaying scrappers at highly optimistic prices.

They were also exceedingly cagey about anyone looking at them - or taking pics. I snapped these in 2000...

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...but when I happened to be passing in 2008 and tried to take a couple more pics, one of the sales staff spotted me and started shrieking that they were going to call the police, tried to block me from leaving, etc etc.

When I surreptitiously went back two years ago, nearly all the wrecks had been cleared, with only a few unloved 90s cars now remaining.

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Still, they provided me with my avatar...

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48537047181_4d5662ba68_k.jpg20190813_145540 by RS, on Flickr

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Think that ^ is a project - LHD

 

I've been lurking around Ilford this week and seen serious chod sitting on drives (DAF, MK2 XR2 and various others) - not many pics as I was on my way to/from work, but I'll be back. These were near where I ended up though;

 

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All have rusty discs and have clearly not been used in some time

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The Daf in Ilford may be one I went to look at a couple of years ago, I left a note but no-one ever responded. Maybe. Can't recall if it was a 44 or 55, possibly a 44.

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Near the office...... Since I originally took this photo (in July last), the TVR has been shunted nearer to the house and its numberplates have been removed. It has been sitting there ever since I first started working in Ealing, and that was nearly eight years ago.

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18 hours ago, HMC said:

On the a37 near Bristol is a stash of rovers behind / adjoining a diahatsu dealership

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This is Hursley Hill SMG in Whitchurch, Bristol. The whole site is jam packed full of this stuff from when they were a Rover Main Stealer. Mother Steve79 has had her Charade serviced here for years so we know them quite well. They will sell the cars but only at the window price which includes a full restoration.  Think they'll find spares availability issues though. That maroon magentis has been on the site for about 10 years always advertised at around £2495. 

Not2grand did a YouTube video there in april. What you can't see is that in the gated off yard at the back there are a crap load of cars in the undergrowth including 80's and 90's Citroen shite (bx, ax and xm) from years ago when they were a citroen dealer. 

 

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6 hours ago, Steve79 said:

This is Hursley Hill SMG in Whitchurch, Bristol. The whole site is jam packed full of this stuff from when they were a Rover Main Stealer. Mother Steve79 has had her Charade serviced here for years so we know them quite well. They will sell the cars but only at the window price which includes a full restoration.  Think they'll find spares availability issues though. That maroon magentis has been on the site for about 10 years always advertised at around £2495. 

Not2grand did a YouTube video there in april. What you can't see is that in the gated off yard at the back there are a crap load of cars in the undergrowth including 80's and 90's Citroen shite (bx, ax and xm) from years ago when they were a citroen dealer. 

 

Don't forget about all the shit that's behide the gate at the bottom like the E30 BMW that's almost buried

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