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The irony is it would probably cost more to fuck about building one than it would to buy a slightly ropey Audi TT

No irony really. When they first appeared, TT's were nearly new, worth £solid dollar, and a Banham was a cheap alternative to the real thing. Shite though, obviously.

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this has to be the most depressing thread ive ever seen,theres so much here that i see as having potential,i bet the majority could of been saved with the right skills,gets me down looking at some of them.

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I mean, sometimes I'm trying to build some Lego, or maybe painting a wall, and it goes a bit wrong so I have a bit of a "FFS" moment and strop around.

The guy building the Banham must be MUCH stroppier than me if he scrapped the fucker. I mean it looks like it was actually going OK, stuff was in the right place. "Damnit, I can't get the headlights to line up properly. Sod this, I'm calling CarTakeBack"

 

Still don't know what was going off with the roof.

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this has to be the most depressing thread ive ever seen,theres so much here that i see as having potential,i bet the majority could of been saved with the right skills,gets me down looking at some of them.

 

Bear in mind some of the pictures are quite old - also Kirby's was very good about older/rarer cars, always trying to sell them first, and if they did get scrapped they stayed for years until just the bare shell was left. If only all yards were like that.

 

Here's the floor in the blue Riley 1300 from earlier. Literally the floor of the yard.

 

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You never know, the Banham builder may have pegged it. I've seen a few part finished projects end up in breakers or get weighed in after the owner died and the family wanted it out the way.

 

I thought the same thing. I think that may have been the case with this very tidy 180B estate that was in Medler's back 20+ years ago, and the chap who ran the yard told us that people had insisted cars could not be sold-off complete.

 

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1978 Datsun 180B Estate (810) Medlers c.1996/97 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1978 Datsun 180B Estate (810) Medlers c.1996/97 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I really need to re-scan these old photos. There were some absolute gems in this place beyond those I was concentrating on at the time.

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A few more of interest form Michael Douglas Auto Salvage in Carlisle

 

46836526945_01436fd757_b.jpg1968 Daimler V8 250 & 1965 Daimler by Matt S, on Flickr

FSO Polonez Atu...

40786475193_a15337d54c_b.jpgFSO Polonez Atu by Matt S, on Flickr

 

A... Golliwog?

46641079685_c2c86d4056_b.jpgGolliwog? by Matt S, on Flickr

 

9000 Turbo

47503753612_e216f71353_b.jpg1986 Saab 9000 Turbo 16 5D M by Matt S, on Flickr

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