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Where Cars go to die.

DAYTONA 500 Jan 26, 2014

  1. DAYTONA 500

    DAYTONA 500 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    Where Cars Go to Die | Zen Garage It would be the rusting Gull wing Mercedes that i would most like to rescue and bring back to life, what car would you like to rescue out of them?.
     
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  2. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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  3. losirob

    losirob Active Member

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    So many nice cars , such a waste :(
     
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  4. Mr_Freeze

    Mr_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    I've got to assume that if someone has found them and photographed them, then they have surely been rescued and restored.
     
  5. manor13

    manor13 Active Member

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    there's a good few in there i would like. I have tried in the past to buy cars wasting away with no luck as the owners wouldn't sell them mkII golf gti rusting away in a skip hire place. ford rs500 under a sheet in back garden and a porsche 944 under 2 inches of tree sap festering away. not iconic supercars but they needed saving its a waste.
     
  6. dbm

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    I'm guessing not! A couple of those cars look to be in Middle-Eastern locations and I seem to recall watching a Wheeler Dealers with Mike over there and there are supercars abandoned in the street. There was some technical / legal reason why the local authorities or random people can't just take them away.
     
  7. HullRs3

    HullRs3 RS3 8P (2012) TeamMisano Audi RS3

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    I would have the Lambourghini but something tells me it would cost twice as much as one of those just to get it working again!
    I would be better of buying the goats instead in the same picture :whistle2:
     
  8. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Active Member

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    Where are they all and why are they left? If ppl don't want them can they be legally taken?
     
  9. Muzza80

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

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    I heard something about Dubai that the problem started when recession-hit ex-pats abandoned cars as they headed for the airport - partly a result of debt being a criminal offence in the UAE
     
  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    I'll have the XJ220 and a few others.

    It is a shame.
    I've not heard many people have much luck with buying cars that appears left for years in people's drives or barns.
     
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    Brodster Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team V8 Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group s tronic

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    Theres a website about all the cars left at Abu Dhabi and Dubai airport. The UAE, and Dubai in particular, have a serious problem with abandoned vehicles - across the Emirate there were 3,040 vehicles abandoned in the first quarter of 2012 alone. The problem started a few years ago, when recession-hit ex-pats abandoned cars as they headed for the airport as the economy was taking a nose-dive. The UAE gvernment now have powers to extradite these people back to the UAE to clear their debt.

    Afew Kramer 930 Porsches in those pics.......worth a mint nowadays
     
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  13. h n y +

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    very sad to see . and even more sad to see the renault 5 turbo2 in that state a car i love . i treat my turbo2 like it is one of my children .
     

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