Rusty Wrecks-Your Photos (Originals please)

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Arrived at place of tutorage and my student won't be available for another 10 mins which gave me time to reflect on my crass assumption from the pictures. Looking at Zel's original post again I think I assumed both shots were taken from the same camera position just panning left to right. Hence my assumption that the engine was in the back!! It's still just as dopey but at least I understand how I got there now!! :-D

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Neil is right on the money of course.

I've no idea which body style variant it was though as there was nothing left behind the middle B pillar...

The thing I remember surprising us the most was that the camshaft still moved!

It probably got dumped off the cliffs nearby we reckon. There had been some really bad storms through just before we visited the area and found that, and all manner of things had been washed up.

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Zelandeth wrote:
28 May 2020, 14:32
Neil is right on the money of course.

I've no idea which body style variant it was though as there was nothing left behind the middle B pillar...

The thing I remember surprising us the most was that the camshaft still moved!

It probably got dumped off the cliffs nearby we reckon. There had been some really bad storms through just before we visited the area and found that, and all manner of things had been washed up.
Thanks for the confirmation Zel , pleased you knew what it was so you could confirm our guesses.

It really was a random bit of chance, after a bit of lateral thinking on the possible reason it ended up where it did. Odd that on the most nicked cars in Britain at round about that time ,which was my line of enquiry, it turned up with that article where the Ford Orion sneaked in at number 10, with the first 9 places being filled with various Vauxhall models. Thats probably in the "making your own luck" category. :-D

Didnt look much further after I found that video with the decent match on the steering wheel and the switches, but it could have possibly been some other model from the Ford Escort/Orion stable too.

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So the xantia tailgate is unlikely to rust......its made out of paste! maybe a bit off topic!
bottom of the pile
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Worth including here
CitroJim wrote:
06 Oct 2020, 17:20
Not my spot.. The photo was sent to me by good friends away on holiday...
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They thought it might be a good project for me....
and heres a couple of prefects from me
ford prefect 1
ford prefect 1
ford prefect 2
ford prefect 2
One of the engines starts and goes and there are intact headlights, but I reckon £5 each is all they are worth

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Thanks for posting 'my' BX in this thread Neil :D

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the Ford 100E and still think they look very attractive and stylish :) In many ways the 50s was a golden age for car style...

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Our First car...the Anglia Version and I always remember the pudding stirrer gearstick with the white knob on the top...which is why I photographed it today :-D
the nostalgic white knob<br />-pure 1950's plastic?
the nostalgic white knob
-pure 1950's plastic?


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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
06 Oct 2020, 17:38

and heres a couple of prefects from me
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One of the engines starts and goes and there are intact headlights, but I reckon £5 each is all they are worth

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That brings back some memories! I've not seen a prefect since I was at school!! :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
06 Oct 2020, 17:38
Worth including here
CitroJim wrote:
06 Oct 2020, 17:20
Not my spot.. The photo was sent to me by good friends away on holiday...
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They thought it might be a good project for me....
I say . . . That's not nice . . . And all within a couple of hours of my taking ownership of a BX, here near Marseille.
Piccies to follow when it and I get back home at the weekend.

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Looking forward to hearing all about your new BX Chris :)

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This seemingly abandoned Merc has been sitting in a car park in Monmouth for many many months.
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Saw this parked up on Latvia Russian Border crossing a few years ago