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Rust in peace: BMW 1602

We photographed this BMW 1602 at a self-service junkyard in Salt Lake City, Utah, last month. The car was fairly picked over because it had been on the lot for a few weeks by the time we took the pictures but it looked like it was more or less complete inside and out when it was shipped off to the yard. 158 more words

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Rust in peace: Renault 4CV

Tipped off by a friend, we hiked through the hills on the outskirts of Marseille, France, to find the Renault 4CV pictured below. This 4CV has been totally stripped inside and out but we can tell that it was built between 1951, when a bowtie-shaped instrument cluster was introduced, and 1954, when all 4CVs got three chromed slats up front instead of six. 174 more words

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Rust in peace: Volkswagen Beetle

This early 1960s Volkswagen Beetle turned up last month at a self-service junkyard in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a surprising find – you still occasionally see Super Beetles from the 1970s in junkyards but most 50-year old examples are saved for parts or as projects unless they’re horrifyingly rough. 280 more words

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Rust in peace: Mercedes-Benz 280SE (w108)

The Mercedes-Benz 280SE (w108) pictured below is sitting on the side of a small business on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The sticker on the rear license plate indicates that the SE hasn’t been registered since 2001, meaning it has theoretically been off the road for at least 13 years. 214 more words

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Rust in peace: Volvo 164 E

We photographed this 1972 Volvo 164 E last month at a self-service junkyard in Salt Lake City, Utah. A sticker on the windshield hints that this Swede was donated to a non-profit organization in exchange for an income tax deduction. 167 more words

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Rust in peace: Subaru Brat (mk1)

We spotted this particularly photogenic first-generation Subaru Brat on our short trip through the American southwest a couple of weeks ago.

Famously classified as a passenger car by the EPA to circumvent the Chicken Tax, the Brat was a bit of an odd-ball in the United States in the 1970s, dwarfed even by small pickups built by Datsun, Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet. 172 more words

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Business is good?


Needless to say it’s been a tough week for Dave Mustaine. First comes word that the body of his mother-in-law was found – article here… 339 more words