Hello. In this thread i'll post photos of abandoned cars in my country.
Probably, you haven't ever seen these cars in the United Estates, that's
why I think this thread can be very interesting for you.
The first car I'm going to post is a car that you know very well, surely. Is an american 1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV abandoned in Ourense. I hope you like it. Please comment my photos! Bye
Now, I want to surprise you. This is a 1976 Citroën AKS 400. As all the
cars I'll post here, is abandoned.
A 1967 Fiat 1100 abandoned for more than 20 years!
A Rumanian 1993 BMW 325i abandoned in front of the head offices of the
Police in Ourense. I think probably is a stolen car.
some of them are good restoration cars
Not really lol...That Fiat is gone, and I'm sure you could find some that
are in better condition, or even still run for very cheap. The
Lumina...well, it's a Lumina. That BMW looks okay, just the interior is
gone, and it's going to need a new battery because the headlights were left
Pretty interesting pics though.
Thank you for your comments!
These cars are in a industrial polygon. It's a 1993 Peugeot 309 GTI and a 1988 Citroën CX Croisette.
A 1992 Suzuki Swift GTI abandoned in a city called La Coruña. Sorry for
the quality of some photos, that's why in these moments was raining a
In the same street was abandoned the Suzuki, there are another car too, a
completely vandalized 1986 Peugeot 205 Cabriolet. As you can see the
interior has a lot of rubbish.
A 1990 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Ourense.
A classical 1970 Volkswagen Escarabajo abandoned in one of the most
important streets of Vigo.
This is a 1977 Seat 133 L. Seat is a spanish manufacturer that until the
70's was manufacturing cars under FIAT license. Now Seat forms a part of
the group VAG.
A 1985 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia
A 1988 Lancia Prisma Turbo DS without plates.
A 1983 Citroën Visa next to a 1965 Land Rover Santana, in a village called
Carballiño, near Ourense.
That's basically the Fiat 126...Did you guys get the 126 over there aswell
as that Seat? Just wondering as you say they are/were working together for
a while. Also, the Marbella is basically the Panda, as I'm sure you're
You sure do have alot of abandoned cars over there, lol! :laughing:
Nice pictures! This is about the most interesting thing we've had in a while.
looks a lot like my 88 yugo gv.
I like this. I'm thinking we should have a contest. Either best pic of an abandoned car or just beast car related pics in general. They would of course have to be taken by you.
Thanks for your comments. No, in Spain Fiat didn't sell cars in the 60's
and 70's because Seat sold them manufactured under license. I haven't ever
seen a Fiat 126 in Spain. Seat sold cars like the Fiats 1400, 1500, 124,
127, Panda, 126, 850, Ritmo,....
Seat sold the Panda with the same denomination that Fiat. The Marbella is a restyling of the Seat Panda. I'll post some photos of abandoned Pandas. Don't think that spanish streets have lots of abandoned cars. In my city, Ourense, there are about 100 abandoned cars in the streets (Ourense have about 100.000 habitants). I think this isn't so much. In bigger cities they must have more abandoned cars.
I think that this is a good idea. And another thing, I'm thinking about opening a thread, and post there photos of not abandoned cars in Spain, interesting cars, you know, cars that you don't usually see in your country. If Ourense has some good, is that there are a lot of rare cars, that you can't find in other parts of Spain. What do you think about that?
An abandoned 1985 Seat Panda, a special version called Black2. As you can
see, is practically identical to the Fiat Panda.
wow thats worse than in the cut in my neighborhood. :doh:
A 1991 Ford Fiesta. The driver's door was open, so, I could take a photo of
A 1986 Mercedes 190 D with a broken window
An abandoned 1988 Opel Kadett in La Coruña
A 1977 Simca 1200
A 1993 Audi 80 1.9 TDI in La Coruña
I find old abandoned cars very appealing, it's the potential they have which does it for me. Abandoned cars in England are becoming the thing of the past as the price of scrap metal is at its highest and thieves are nicking them for the metal. But I suppose its a lot different in Spain where I bet the motoring laws are alot more relaxed.
A 1986 Ford Sierra XR4i. In the USA this car was sold with the name Merkur
What exactly happens with these cars? Do they just sit there for years? Cool stuff, very interesting.
No, in the most cases. I know some cars that they stay there for more than a year, but the normal is that the municipal derricks (grúas) take him to the municipal depot when the cars look like abandoned. In Ourense the municipal depot is full of abandoned cars, and they can't the most of the abandoned cars that stay in the streets. This depends on the zone of the city, they first take to the depot the abandoned cars which are in principal streets. For example I know a Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution I wich has beed abandoned for the last 2 years, more or less. I'll post some photos.
You speak very good English, and I really mean that. How old are you?
y'know, not many people will admit to having a yugo... unless they stuffed a hemi in it or something...:wink2: :laughing:
Oh, thanks. I'm 16 years old.
This is the Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution I. It's abandoned for two
years. I know people who has offered 15.000 euros and the owner didn't want
to sell it. It's in regular conditions. Only 502 units of the Evo I were
manufactured, and one, is abandoned in Ourense.
The interior is in very good contitions. I had to clean the windows to take the photos
a hemi in a yugo, that would be nice. you probably wouldn't even need a
i want to register it but i'm too embarassed.
A 1989 Citroën AX GT
A 1996 Fiat Punto SX
A 1987 Ford Escort XR3i in Madrid
A 1992 Iveco Daily
A 1987 Opel Kadett
A 1973 Pegaso Europa 1065
A 1986 Renault 21. In north america this was called Renault Medallion
A 1970 Opel Rekord
Keep these great pictures coming :thumbsup:
Hate to see that M-B in that condition.
some of those cars you wonder what the story is behind them. Why would someone just dump a car on the side of the road. They all still have number plates on them, not like you don't know who they belong to. and why haven't they been towed yet? I understand some are on private property, but others you can see the tickets washed off the windshield. I would love to get my hands on some of them.
If you want to buy an abandoned car, you must go to the "Direccion General de Tráfico" with the numbers of the plate, and they tell you the name of the car's owner. Then you can contact with him and negociate a price for the car, if he wants to sell it, of course. People leave cars in the streets simply for ignorance or for not proceeding with the papers to give of fall (dar de baja, I don't know how say it in english, so, i've just translate it) the vehicle and take it to a scrapping (desguace)
Wow, thats funny that so MANY cars would be abandoned like that... Is there no law in Spain that disallows the abandment of cars? Which I would think would be hard to enforce. I have only been to Mexico and there isn't much there in most of it anyways. :-P No offense...
mexico and spain aren't even on the same continent.
Yes, of course there is a law, but the problem is that the municipal depots can't receive all the abandoned cars in the city
I know I was just comparing what I know and what was stated. I know they don't have anything related with what they do with the cars, I was just saying.... :mrgreen:
A 1992 BMW 520i
A 1989 Citroën BX 19 GTi
A 1988 Fiat Tipo
An old van from a disappeared spanish manufacturer, called Avia. This is an
abandoned 1981 Avia 1250.
lol...Love the Tipo!...Looks like something you'd see in Liverpool. :laughing:
A 1985 Citroën BX Caribe
If you like it, this is the 1.8 i.e., one of the most powerful versions of
the Fiat Tipo (it has 97hp), this one, abandoned in La Coruña.
A 1995 Ford Mondeo next to a 1997 Seat Ibiza
This is a 1973 Pegaso 1080 L. Pegaso was a spanish manufacturer of lorries.
They begin made trucks in the old factory of Hispano Suiza. For decades the
most of the lorries wich went by the spanish roads were Pegasos. In the
final of the 80's, ENASA (the name of the Pegaso Company, Empresa Nacional
de Autocamiones) was bought by Iveco, and in 1995 Pegaso disappeared. Now
some Pegasos still continue working, but they are less and less.
A 1988 BMW 535i
A 1992 Citroën C15
A 1986 Ford Orion
A 1993 Citroën XM V6 24v with leather sets.
Wow, those are some nasty cars. I'm sure you could take off some parts then
huh? If they were abandoned wouldn't you be able to get a few parts off of
Even though it may not neccessarily be the moral thing to do.
If they're abandoned, there's nothing morally wrong with taking parts off them in my opinion. Afterall, they're clearly only going to sit there and rot, before eventually being towed away and scrapped!
Ok, I took some pieces of abandoned cars. The most of them, emblems, because I collect it. I've taken the central part of the steering wheel of some cars too (with steering wheel I want to say "volante". I didn't know how say it in English, so, I translate it with a program) From the Citroen XM y took the rear emblems of "Citroën" and "XM", and a lateral emblem, V6 24. I took the central part of the steering wheel too. I have about 180 cars emblems.