More information on this Sunbeam:
The Rapier was the perky version of the Hillman Minx back when Rootes Group were still a force in the UK car market. This gold coloured Rapier seen in 1995 has 'had it' though. So too has the Ford Anglia on the right and A35 alongside.
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 Sunbeam above, so all news regarding what happened to it, or the rescue of this particular Rapier would be much appreciated.
All the photos, including this picture of an old Sunbeam Rapier, 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 Rapier, and similar old Sunbeams, please visit the main scrapyard & scrap cars image page.
All photos copyright R. Jones (site author) unless stated otherwise.