More information on this Opel:
Despite its home-made grille this is identifiable as a late 1950s Opel Kapitan. It was seen on a rough piece of land near a main road in Portugal. The only place this one will be going to is the scrapyard I bet.
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 Opel above, so all news regarding what happened to it, or the rescue of this particular Kapitan would be much appreciated.
All the photos, including this picture of an old Opel Kapitan, 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 Kapitan, and similar old Opels, please visit the main scrapyard & scrap cars image page.
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