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Rust in peace: Renault 4 F4

The Renault 4 F4 pictured below is proof that abandoned cars aren’t always buried deep in forests. Some are hiding in plain sight, too.

This 4 is ending its days in a small town located in central France. 225 more words

1980s

Rust in peace: Peugeot 505

I spotted the Peugeot 505 showcased below on a trip to northern Italy last weekend.

Hiding in plain sight, the 505 is ending its days in the front yard of a decrepit house. 151 more words

1970s

Rust in peace: Fiat 124 Special

There was a time when Fiat 124 Spiders were a dime a dozen. They weren’t even worth all that much; you could drive home in a relatively clean example for anywhere between $3,000 and $4,000 if you looked hard enough. 192 more words

1970s

Rust in peace: Saab Sonett V4

I found the Saab Sonett V4 pictured below about a decade ago in a quiet part of Salt Lake City, Utah. I immediately parked the 900 Turbo I had at the time to get a closer look because it was the first Sonett V4 I’d ever seen outside of a car show or a museum; to this day, I’ve never seen another one. 125 more words

1970s

Rust in peace: Alfa Romeo Spider

The 1981 Alfa Romeo Spider you see below was ending its days behind a business in northern Utah. I spotted it from a nearby overpass about ten years ago, and I immediately turned around to get a better look at it. 238 more words

1980s

Rust in peace: Autobianchi Bianchina

The automotive landscape in the United States used to be jaw-droppingly diverse. In the late 1950s, you could spend your money on an Austin, a Borgward, a DKW, a Facel Vega, a Russian-built Pobeda, a NSU, a Simca, a Panhard, and even an Autobianchi. 407 more words

1960s

Rust in peace: Renault 4L

I photographed the Renault 4L you see below all the way back in 2006. It was baking in the sun in the middle of a field along with about half a dozen classic vans and light trucks. 185 more words

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