More information on this Austin:
In 1994 a mate and I had a good look through the surviving relics still to be found at Nuttall's scrapyard in Sheffield. Buried in the bushes was this 1920s Austin engine and chassis. It was sat on a similarly old lorry chassis gently rotting into the soil. This yard despite having had a major clear-out still held some real gems tucked away in the corners. I'm pretty sure the place has gone altogether now.
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 chassis would be much appreciated.
All the photos, including this picture of an old Austin chassis, 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 chassis, and similar old Austins, please visit the main scrapyard & scrap cars image page.
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