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Today I saw an abandoned classic and took a pic thread!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,152 ✭✭✭ 26000 Elephants


    w124man wrote: »
    Sure how would they know? Yer one down in Enniscorthy certainly wouldn't know. All she reads is the paperwork and if numbers match, Bobs your uncle!

    While putting a disco body on a classic range rover chassis is perfectly legal, giving a discovery the identity of a series land rover is simply fraud. Relying on their general incompetence or benign disinterest may not be the end of your worries!


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ Testacalda


    ... and at the end of the day your still stuck driving a Discovery!

    back on topic, a friend sent me this Peugeot 505 pic a few weeks ago, not sure if it is actually abandoned or not...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,131 ✭✭✭ w124man


    I think they are a fantastic looking car. They weren't a bad yoke either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭ Testacalda


    Found this old Scammel Scarab artic trailer on a farm recently. It's an ex CIE trailer that originally had an aluminium body with side roller doors. It's going for scrap soon, but a cool thing to find, a type of transport history long forgotten. It's pretty rough.

    I think they have a CIE Scarab in the museum in Howth.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,692 ✭✭✭ Type 17


    Here's the Scammell Scarab in Howth, that would have pulled that trailer, if anyone's never seen one.
    I (just about) remember these in 70's Dublin - Guinness's had them too.

    https://www.flickriver.com/photos/jp4712/41754970772/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ Lurching


    Type 17 wrote: »
    Here's the Scammell Scarab in Howth, that would have pulled that trailer, if anyone's never seen one.
    I (just about) remember these in 70's Dublin - Guinness's had them too.

    https://www.flickriver.com/photos/jp4712/41754970772/

    I'd forgotten about the transport museum.
    That's one for the list when all this BS is over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,323 ✭✭✭ tc20


    ^^ re the Scammell, I vaguely remember them too, but only after I googled them and seeing the pic Type 17 posted. Very cool little machine.
    is that a PTO or some sort of drive showing in Testacalda's first photo?
    Were the trailer wheels driven from the tractor unit?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    tc20 wrote: »
    ^^ re the Scammell, I vaguely remember them too, but only after I googled them and seeing the pic Type 17 posted. Very cool little machine.
    is that a PTO or some sort of drive showing in Testacalda's first photo?
    Were the trailer wheels driven from the tractor unit?

    http://www.mechanical-horse-club.org.uk/Automatic%20coupling.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,451 ✭✭✭ Odelay



    Ah, so that’s a flanged wheel not a pto.

    The automatic connection of the lights and breaks sounds like a nightmare. Can’t see it working after a couple of years without constant maintenance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,792 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Lurching wrote: »
    I'd forgotten about the transport museum.
    That's one for the list when all this BS is over.

    It was actually one of the last things I did before lockdown properly hit last year.

    Went out there on a Saturday morning (7th March) and then up the hill to McNeill's to watch England v Wales and have an ungodly amount of pints and then back to town about 10. My god they were halcyon days.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ FR85


    It was actually one of the last things I did before lockdown properly hit last year.

    Went out there on a Saturday morning (7th March) and then up the hill to McNeill's to watch England v Wales and have an ungodly amount of pints and then back to town about 10. My god they were halcyon days.

    The way things are going, that will become a cherished memory for you, transport museum, match and pints! Thing of envy! 😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,952 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/detached-house-ballynastockan-valleymount-lacken-co-wicklow/2953965

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    Came across this yesterday on Daft. Looks like a 100E popular buried in the undergrowth.

    In the aerial photo (picture 12) there looks to be another car behind the house, can anyone identify it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,541 ✭✭✭ xieann


    1960s Rover model


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,218 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster


    Standard Vanguard Phase II maybe?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,929 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Dunno, but nice place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,873 ✭✭✭ signostic


    Not abandoned but waiting for the crusher I think....


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,698 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    The 15 acrows supporting everything above the car, puts me off throwing in a bid.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,792 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    "DON'T LOOK IN THE BOOT"

    All that time working next door to that and I had no idea what was inside.

    There was a gem of a black green 440 or 460 that used lived outside that gaff as well! I wonder if it replaced that "barn-find".

    EDIT: checked streetview


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,952 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    Hah, thats gas. I'd say the 460 replaced the 360 alright. You must knock in when you're next there and ask if they wanna sell the Volvo :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭ Fidoodles


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,529 ✭✭✭✭ gammygils


    Spotted in Tuam today, not exactly classics but still rare enough. These could
    possibly be facing the claw I fear :confused:


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    The Reliant has remnants of "Trotter's Independent Traders" logo on the back


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,588 ✭✭✭ elperello


    The 305 is definitely a classic at 42 years old.

    Pity if it's crushed with all the useful parts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    A buddy of mine sent me this today. Said the roof of the shed it was in had collapsed on top of it, and despite it being pretty rust free, it was a write off now. An automatic renault 11.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,152 ✭✭✭ 26000 Elephants


    Barn Find Crushed By Barn :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ Lurching


    Barn Find Crushed By Barn :)

    Far from the first time that's happened.
    I can't find it on Google, but I remember seeing photos of a barn somewhere in Europe full of classics where the roof collapsed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,588 ✭✭✭ elperello


    It happened to an acquaintance who went away for six months and came back to find the shed roof had fallen in on his pride and joy.

    He jacked up the roof, pushed it out and following a delay while charging the battery was back on the road by evening.

    Mind you it was a Pajero.


  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭ IrishPlayer


    Dublin 15

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ Lurching


    The National Transport Museum in Howth said nothing on it's website about still being closed due to COVID.
    Called in on Sunday, but signs say it's not reopening until this coming weekend.

    These were parked out the front:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,588 ✭✭✭ elperello


    They must be expecting a rough crowd :)


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