More information on this Austin:
In 1992 I took some photographs of these old cars behind a garage in North Wales. There was a Mark 1 and a Mark 2 A40 Farina crumbling to dust. Either side were 105E Ford Anglias - one I think was an estate. A year or two later and these cars were still there even more covered by brambles but I think they were cleared some time afterwards. Shame.
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 A40s would be much appreciated.
All the photos, including this picture of an old Austin A40s, 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 A40s, and similar old Austins, please visit the main scrapyard & scrap cars image page.
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