More information on this Austin:
Some years ago there was this fascinating scrapyard called Statham Enterprises near Lymm in Cheshire. I'd visit quite regularly to have a look around. The owner was a very pleasant guy and let you mooch around the yard. At the back was this disastrous Mk2 A40 which had to be photographed for posterity. How rusty can an A40 get?? Note the back wing pointing heavenwards to the left. Photo dates to 1993.
This section of oldclassiccar is full of photographs showing a mix of unrestored, derelict, abandoned, and scrapped old cars. Some cars are with enthusiasts awaiting restoration, others are dumped or seen in breakers yards. I don't have any more information on the classic Austin above, so all news regarding what happened to it, or the rescue of this particular A40 would be much appreciated.
All the photos, including this picture of an old Austin A40, are shown as a reminder of how old cars go to look once past their first flush of youth. Some of the scrapyards in this archive no longer exist, others perhaps survive but don't allow you to walk around them. And those that you can still get in probably don't have many classics in them any more. For more photos like this one of the A40, and similar old Austins, please visit the main scrapyard & scrap cars image page.
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