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Classics still awaiting destruction from the scrapage scheme
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Classics still awaiting destruction from the scrapage scheme Reply with quote

Stored at Thurleigh airfield apparently awaiting the crusher:

There is a video of the site filmed a couple of months ago; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taf7o9sOFkc&t=175s

Some screen shots from the video:







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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there no way of saving any of these?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a depressing sight. Absolutely criminal IMO.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You think they could auction them for Children in Need if nothing else!!?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone scrap a series Land Rover ?

Or a Moggy for that matter......

Bonkers
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might well be that some of those are from the scrappage scheme, but quite a few in the screen shots are too new to have been eligible at the time, aren't they? Has anyone compared these shots to the last set of photos that appeared?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Rick"]You think they could auction them for Children in Need if nothing else!!?

RJ[/quote)

Good idea, be better than what seems like a complete waste. Something does seem fishy though, having recently seem the price of old Landrovers!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disgraceful waste of resources for PC and just plain money grabbing. Neither "green" responsible or having regard for our long gone industrial heritage
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thought was that these cars have been sorted from a scrappage scheme and put to one side precisely because they are worth saving. Someone somewhere is up to something but goodness knows what.?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/r-a-f-thurleigh-car-graveyard-april15.95528/

Have a read of this.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I predict that if the present push for all electric vehicles succeeds then this kind of thing will be common place. If in future the owners of classic cars are prevented from using them then basically the game is up. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, it's a really depressing sight. Once they're crushed, they're gone forever.

If they are to be crushed, then why would they be parked in like-groups e.g. the Morris 1000s, VWs, Landrovers etc??? A car to be crushed is a car to be crushed. End of story.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith D wrote:
I agree, it's a really depressing sight. Once they're crushed, they're gone forever.

If they are to be crushed, then why would they be parked in like-groups e.g. the Morris 1000s, VWs, Landrovers etc??? A car to be crushed is a car to be crushed. End of story.

Keith


Yes, it looks like a plan to separate out the ones that could be saved but for whatever reason they are stuck in limbo. I believe if a car is officially "scrap" the law prohibits it being re sold. Then again, if they are left for long enough they will fall to bits anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way I read the scrappage scheme article, if it has been taken into the scheme as scrap it cannot be sold on afterwards, it has to be scrapped.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we assume that the youth of today are less interested in old cars and that there are probably fewer people to pass on our current collections then does it really matter if this unloved assembly is scrapped? Perhaps some spare parts can be salvaged without breaking the rules.

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