Rust In Peace

Simca Aronde

Simca Aronde in the woods in the south of France (photo by Uwe Grosskurth)

Renault 4CV

Renault 4CV at the rear of a disused garage, France,

 

1950 Ford Prefect

1950 Ford Prefect

Peeling paint, quite a bit of rust, and grass growing out of the rear window. This Ford Prefect is doomed.

1950 Ford Prefect

1950 Ford Prefect

"One careful owner . . . "

Village scrap yard in Sussex (UK) 1970s

Village scrap yard in Sussex (UK) 1970s

In the 1970s you could still stumble across small-scale scrap yards in rural Britain. Environmental legislation has been succesful in cleaning up the countryside, but I'm afraid scenes like these have gone forever.

1935 Standard 10

1935 Standard 10

I wonder if this one was ultimately saved and has been restored?

Standard radiator grille

Standard radiator grille

The chrome still looks ok!

 

Barnfind

Citroën, Renault and Matford, photographed somewhere in France in the early 1970s. Where are they now?

Citroen Traction Avants

Lots and lots of Citroën Traction Avants for sale in 1970.

 

Hillman Minx

Sri Lanka scrap yard

Hillman Minx behind a Ford Anglia.

Junk yard

Junk yard in Sri Lanka

This scrap yard was situated on the road between Colombo and Kandy. Piles of 1960s British Fords, Hillmans, Austins etc.

Opel Olympia

Opel Olympia, Malta 2001

Austin A50 Pickup

Austin A50 Pickup

Abandoned in a field on Gozo (Malta)

Austin A50 Pickup

Austin A50 Pickup

Another Austin pickup basking in the sun in Gozo (2005)