Spotted Ordinary Abandoned Vehicles

Spotted Ordinary Abandoned Vehicles

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Steamer

11,074 posts

157 months

Thursday 8th August
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DoctorX said:
Blimey.. original - MOT expired 11 years ago.

I'd at least find a barn to hide it in, a few on PH classifieds for 250 - 300K



Edited by Steamer on Thursday 8th August 23:23

cmvtec

995 posts

25 months

Thursday 8th August
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RSVR101 said:
The house was immaculate and not that old before they got it too so I wouldn’t necessarily say it would have had to be faulty for them to park it up. It’s in a lot worse state than it looks in that pic, lots of green, the house has been swallowed by ivy. I think it’s been sat there for 3 years.
I used to live in an apartment block mostly populated by Chinese people, and a lot of them seemed to treat cars unusually. At the time (around 2011), there were a number of "nice" premium cars about, that after a while were just parked up in the basement car park and left. Twice while I was there I believe the management company had a cull and got all of the cars dragged out. I remember parking right next to a really tidy 4/5 year old S-Class that just got thicker and thicker with dust, but there were loads down there.

crofty1984

13,256 posts

148 months

Friday 9th August
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There's a ford probe on my street. Definitely hasn't moved since Jan 2015 when I moved here and looks like for a good 5 years before that.

BFleming

1,229 posts

87 months

Friday 9th August
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I pass this house in St Albans regularly; he went through a phase of having a Peugeot 309 GTI Goodwood parked on the kerb, but that's gone now.
The 205 & the quad-headlamp BX haven't moved in 11+ years. There was another BX in the middle, but that was replaced by the Capri about 10 years ago (and it hasn't moved since). The cover isn't there now, but...

strath44

1,093 posts

92 months

Friday 9th August
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DoctorX said:
What a totally bizarre situation! It strikes me as strange because clearly they will have been made more than a few offers on it and they probably won't sell because of some sentimental value or planning on getting it running again, if that's the case surely they would garage or protect it??!!!!!!!!

AshVX220

3,973 posts

134 months

Friday 9th August
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Steamer said:
DoctorX said:
Blimey.. original - MOT expired 11 years ago.

I'd at least find a barn to hide it in, a few on PH classifieds for 250 - 300K



Edited by Steamer on Thursday 8th August 23:23
That's absolutely criminal, what type of Ferrari is it, 512?

Steamer

11,074 posts

157 months

Friday 9th August
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AshVX220 said:
Steamer said:
DoctorX said:
Blimey.. original - MOT expired 11 years ago.

I'd at least find a barn to hide it in, a few on PH classifieds for 250 - 300K



Edited by Steamer on Thursday 8th August 23:23
That's absolutely criminal, what type of Ferrari is it, 512?
Yes a 512

I thought it looked so bad / unbelievable it had to be some Fiero kit!

Don't think I've ever seen one in real life - just posters on my wall, and I think there was briefly a 512 in one of the Cannonball or Gumball movies (but not one of the main cars it was only a brief shot).

As said above - without covering it up that is going to attract a few knocks-at-the-door surely.

chrisch77

77 posts

19 months

Friday 9th August
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Another one for you fans of scabby Volvo estates. This is in my village and I'm pretty sure one or both of them haven't moved in the 8 years we've lived here.

Vaud

32,818 posts

99 months

Friday 9th August
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MOT expired 7 years ago...

BFleming

1,229 posts

87 months

Friday 9th August
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Steamer said:
Yes a 512

I thought it looked so bad / unbelievable it had to be some Fiero kit!

Don't think I've ever seen one in real life - just posters on my wall, and I think there was briefly a 512 in one of the Cannonball or Gumball movies (but not one of the main cars it was only a brief shot).

As said above - without covering it up that is going to attract a few knocks-at-the-door surely.
512 BB if we are being pedantic (which apparently I am). That's a surreal sight though - I saw a few at the Ferrari Days Sunday Service event at Silverstone a few years back, but that's the only time I've seen them.

Steamer

11,074 posts

157 months

Friday 9th August
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BFleming said:
Steamer said:
Yes a 512

I thought it looked so bad / unbelievable it had to be some Fiero kit!

Don't think I've ever seen one in real life - just posters on my wall, and I think there was briefly a 512 in one of the Cannonball or Gumball movies (but not one of the main cars it was only a brief shot).

As said above - without covering it up that is going to attract a few knocks-at-the-door surely.
512 BB if we are being pedantic (which apparently I am). That's a surreal sight though - I saw a few at the Ferrari Days Sunday Service event at Silverstone a few years back, but that's the only time I've seen them.
Arr - were all 512 models BB's then? I thought the BB was something extra special.. something to do with cam shafts, or styling.

DoctorX

4,458 posts

111 months

Friday 9th August
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Here’s another photo for your delectation. Sitting in a cul de sac in Gloucester apparently.


sleepera6

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4,697 posts

41 months

Friday 9th August
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DoctorX said:
Here’s another photo for your delectation. Sitting in a cul de sac in Gloucester apparently.

This is ridiculous.

Possibly the most ridiculous we’ve seen on this thread, overtaking the Boxster that was abandoned on purchase due to the bloke being locked up and the 17 plate Fiesta covered in moss with 12 miles on the clock.

BFleming

1,229 posts

87 months

Friday 9th August
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Steamer said:
Arr - were all 512 models BB's then? I thought the BB was something extra special.. something to do with cam shafts, or styling.
They were - the series were called the Berlinetta Boxer, BB for short. The 365 GT/4 BB came first, followed by the 512.

sleepera6

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4,697 posts

41 months

Friday 9th August
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We need updates on these

Cold said:
I’ve lived here six or seven years and have never seen it move. It really has dropped off the motoring map and did so very early on in its life. Perhaps the owner actually wanted a manual? biggrin

Took a few more snaps, mainly of the greenery.







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WarrenB said:
Alpaca said:
Not my photo - found this 15 or 65 plate Fiesta on Flickr:

15 plate..

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Going off the state of it, it's probably only got a handful of miles on it - driven back from the dealers and not used since.

52classic

1,687 posts

154 months

Friday 9th August
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Nickbrapp said:




Spotted this in Cardiff, flat tyres all round now

There’s also a R class down the road. Been there for at least a year but not on streetview
Pass that house most days and I'd love to get my hands on that Merc! What's under that tarp? It's a Gilbern!

wolfracesonic

3,576 posts

71 months

Friday 9th August
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DoctorX said:
Sweeping generalisation I know but that car doesn’t seem to fit in that street scene IYNWIM.

DoctorX

4,458 posts

111 months

Friday 9th August
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I see it’s been mentioned on here back in 2015. Doesn’t look very used since then.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

gforceg

3,102 posts

123 months

Friday 9th August
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wolfracesonic said:
Sweeping generalisation I know but that car doesn’t seem to fit in that street scene IYNWIM.
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Dapster

3,186 posts

124 months

Friday 9th August
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Date tested
28 July 2007

Mileage
6,029 miles

Could be worth more than the house that it is parked next to.





Discussed here as well https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...