Advertisement
Private Profiles - an update on how they will be changing here
We've partnered up with Nixers.com to offer a space where you can talk directly to Peter from Nixers.com and get an exclusive Boards.ie discount code for a free job listing. If you are recruiting or know anyone else who is please check out the forum here.

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

12467162

Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    Vivienne23 wrote:
    Hi does anyone know where there are any vw campervans for sale or free to take away either bay window or splitscreen obviously the splkitscreen will not be got for nothin but maybe at a bargain price ? Willing to travel and dig out of a hedge :)

    Vivienne.


    .........if we did know, do you think we would tell you ?? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    MercMad wrote:
    .........if we did know, do you think we would tell you ?? ;)

    :D Ha! Oh so true :D;) , if you consider that you still pay at least 5k for a Splittie Camper (!!) for restoration (we're talking a salvageable project here, not a few pieces of twisted metal), so if you pull one out of a hedge for free, you've made yourself a nice profit without having done anyhting to the car!!

    A original T2 Westfalia camper as well, you'll get at least 1-1,5k for a car that needs restoration...


  • Registered Users Posts: 281 ✭✭ andreas_220D


    MercMad wrote:
    .........if we did know, do you think we would tell you ?? ;)

    Ah, come on, for the right offer you would, wouldn't you? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    I know where theres a 1979 Bay Window minibus that hasn't moved in over 3 months, very rusty, had photos taken but got deleted, will take some more and post up at the weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    Ah, come on, for the right offer you would, wouldn't you? ;)


    .........everything has a price I suppose ! :D


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    vwvan001.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,461 Max_Damage


    ^ According to that Merlin reg. check site, that VW has been off the road since 1998, and it looks it too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭ Renotec


    Hi Junkyard,
    First post here. I'm a Renault nut with many years experience on all old Renaults. I saw the photo's of the R4's you posted and I got all hot flushed and nearly needed a jump start. Are they still in the same place? Can you tell me where exactly they are? I suspect that they are severely eaten by tin worm.
    Regards, Renotec.


  • Registered Users Posts: 959 ✭✭✭ manta mad


    passed by a dealers yard today & the amount of early 80s cars that i say
    suprised me:eek:

    pity i hadent got me camra ,but will be back down there this weekend & will get photos,

    renault 5s ,citroens,toyota dxs, fiat unos, & a load of various peugoets,
    even a triumph 3000 ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 333 ✭✭ mondymike


    theres a r4 on the abbeyleix road in a car yard. he has a few cars in a field out back too. not seen any others in a long time thou. Castleisland theres a place calls Macs Autos/Macs Spares has a gorgeous mk1 cortina, immaculate nick, if i'm down this week i'll try get few pics


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ hi5


    mondymike wrote:
    theres a r4 on the abbeyleix road in a car yard. he has a few cars in a field out back too. not seen any others in a long time thou. Castleisland theres a place calls Macs Autos/Macs Spares has a gorgeous mk1 cortina, immaculate nick, if i'm down this week i'll try get few pics

    Yes, a gold colour,I saw it also on my way to Kilbeggan Sunday.
    I also noticed on the same road further back on the opposite side a yard full of what appeared fiat 132's in various states of disrepair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34 tommurphy73


    BrianD3 wrote:
    I've no pics as my camera is broken. But recent spots include
    -derelict Fiat 132 in a yard in Longford
    -collection of derelict Fords (Cortinas, Escorts and at least one 105E) in Cavan

    Would be interested to see pics of the Opel graveyard in Nobber that someone mentioned.

    One sad/mad idea i've had for spotting abandoned classics - on some country routes Bus Eireann and other operators use double decker buses, must be a great view over the hedges from the top deck of one of those revealing abandoned cars that woud otherwise be hidden from sight!

    Of course a helicopter would be better still :D Junkyard? ;)


    Where did you see the cortinas and escorts?

    Rgds
    Tom


  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭ Renotec


    Hi Folks,
    Is it the R4 is gold or the Cortina?....
    rgds,
    Renotec


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ hi5


    Renotec wrote:
    Hi Folks,
    Is it the R4 is gold or the Cortina?....
    rgds,
    Renotec

    The R4


  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭ Renotec


    Hhmmm!
    Assuming that its original paint work it can't be Irish. Renault didn't import metallic R4's. Do you think its a LHD?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭ G Luxel


    Yesterday I drove past a yard near Bansha in Co Tipperary. There is a "To let" sign on the outside of the premises as the gates were closed. Quite a lot of cars in this yard. Didnt get time to stop to take pictures but at the entrance was a very good condition Vauxhall HC estate which I dont know if it is original Irish or import as there was no front reg plate, a Morris Minor in bad condition and a few Volvo S90/940 vehicles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Do-more


    Saw a R4 in Kells last week parked outside a premises between the Ardee rd. and the Kingscourt rd. it was Dark Blue on original Irish plates. Paint was a bit oxidised and it had a few dents and scrapes, possibly still in use as a daily runner...

    invest4deepvalue.com



  • Registered Users Posts: 231 ✭✭ DarenO


    The travellers have a 72 Beetle in Sandyford, its in a really bad condition, i took a pic on the camera phone but i'm unable to send it to my email address, there's another abandoned Beetle here in Newcastle County Dublin, haven't had a close up look at it though.


    Darren


  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭ Renotec


    Do-more wrote:
    Saw a R4 in Kells last week parked outside a premises between the Ardee rd. and the Kingscourt rd. it was Dark Blue on original Irish plates. Paint was a bit oxidised and it had a few dents and scrapes, possibly still in use as a daily runner...
    Sounds good. Do you remember if it had chrome or painted bumpers. (easy way to tell age) chrome = up to 1981, painted from 1981 ish..


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Do-more


    Renotec wrote:
    Sounds good. Do you remember if it had chrome or painted bumpers. (easy way to tell age) chrome = up to 1981, painted from 1981 ish..

    Can't say for sure as it was a pretty brief glimpse! I know it was a plastic grille rather than the earlier chrome grille but after that I'm not sure. It just caught my eye as my first car was a Champagne coloured R4 back around ´87...happy days!:D

    invest4deepvalue.com



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭ Renotec


    Do-more wrote:
    Can't say for sure as it was a pretty brief glimpse! I know it was a plastic grille rather than the earlier chrome grille but after that I'm not sure. It just caught my eye as my first car was a Champagne coloured R4 back around ´87...happy days!:D
    Yeh! The good old days.
    your Champagne R4 was propaply a GTL (1106cc). Disc brakes on the front, slotted wheel rims and plastic door trims on the outside. Nice!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Do-more


    XJS outside Portlaoise.

    xjs.jpg

    invest4deepvalue.com



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    Wow !

    I wonder whats going on there. Looks like someone cut half the wing out, seems like an odd way to repair either rust or accident damage !
    Do-more wrote:
    XJS outside Portlaoise.

    xjs.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Do-more


    In front of a house in Rathmines...

    Merc.jpg

    invest4deepvalue.com



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,461 Max_Damage


    ^ That Merc has been their for ages, along with two Mercedes W126's.

    Their has been always various abandoned cars outside the front of that house for as long as I can remember. I remember their was a red Opel Corsa Mk1 there for at least 4-5 years a good while back. Never moved an inch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭ hi5


    Yard full of unrestored vintage cars for sale in the US,have a look in the gallery.
    http://www.oliverscars.com/home.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Do-more


    No badges so I'll guess at a Standard 10! Located in Rathconrath Co. Westmeath. There looks to be a lot of rot so is probably already beyond economic repair...

    Stan1.jpg

    Stan.jpg

    invest4deepvalue.com



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,461 Max_Damage


    Yard full of unrestored vintage cars for sale in the US,have a look in the gallery.
    http://www.oliverscars.com/home.html

    That site reminds me of a similar site I came across a few years back on another forum I frequent:

    http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Lane/4732/Houthalen/THAHouthalen.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭ Do-more


    mondymike wrote:
    theres a r4 on the abbeyleix road in a car yard.

    Not sure if it's the same place, but I saw a red R4 for sale today in the 2nd hand car sales place between Portlaoise and Abbeyleix. It's on a 91 D plate!

    invest4deepvalue.com



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 2,539 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    2 R4s for sale on Carzone today misadvertised as R5s


Advertisement