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This page will have various items of interest I have come across
over the years.
Try this link (should give you a
laugh)... Grumpy Old Me
The Buried Car...
Late in 1999 I had a phone call from a friend who said he had
found a car buried in his garden.
Expecting him to then say it was a toy
car, I was amazed to learn that it was a full sized one. Intrigued, I
arranged to go over and take my camera.
This is obviously the front nearside wing. Note there is still some
original paint intact.
This looks like a seat frame. The number
plate is also in the foreground, and the pipe with all the holes in
looks like the inside of the exhaust silencer to me.
This was part of the dashboard by the looks of it. There are round holes
that probably would have taken the instruments.
This appears to be parts of the chassis and bodywork. Note the hub caps
and rear lights. The rectangular section looks as if it could have been
for the battery.
He had noticed a pot hole appearing in his driveway and decided
to repair it.
Whilst digging he discovered various pieces of metal and
investigated further. Before long
he had created this 'crater' in his
garden and had pulled out the remains of what was once a complete car.
It was fascinating to see this all laid out for
I had taken a book about old cars with me and we tried to
The nearest we could manage was an old Ford. I noted
the registration number
from the number plate and contacted the D.V.L.A. (Driver
and vehicle licensing authority) in Swansea
a few days later. They were
unable to help as the number had not been transferred to their new computerised
Whilst talking to his neighbour my friend was told that he
vaguely remembered the car being buried there.
Apparently it was common
practice years ago as the scrap value was virtually nothing.
The make and model of car, and it's past remain a mystery.
were eventually taken to a scrap yard for final disposal.
What do you have
under your garden?