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Over on Pistonheads is a thread with this title, and yesterday (17/1/21) "PB5Nij" reported a TR4 (?A) in such a state.

See  https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=140&t=1563729&i=6380 , eight posts down, and the fourth in his series of pictures.

Worth saving?  Possible?   The OP may tell where he saw it if you ask by PM.

John

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Another sighting from  the same source:  https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=140&t=1563729&i=9360

A TR2 and a TR5 (?) with a jag, in an old service station in  Launceston

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Are these known to Register members?

John

 

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Known about for years all over the net. Been mentioned on here lots of times.

Stuart.

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How sad!  Anyone know why these cars were left to rot?

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41 minutes ago, john.r.davies said:

How sad!  Anyone know why these cars were left to rot?

Owner died, left to his son who owns the garage up the road, he wont deal with anyone unless he likes them and definitely no trade. Dave Ashworth did manage to get a TR5 out of there but in several pieces and over a couple of years. Oh and he does know the value of everything.

Stuart.

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16 hours ago, john.r.davies said:

May be a garage owner but deffo not a classic car lover.

You know nothing about him so dont prejudge.

Stuart

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For nearly 50  years a family near where I live had a Camero in the front garden.

I believe the owner came to an untimely end and the family just left the car where it was last parked. A shrine in memory. 

It was covered in a blue tarpaulin to start with. With time the tarp' died and fell off.

The elements attacked the car and it simply dissolved.

Only this year was the car removed - possibly the remaining family members had also passed on.

The original owner clearly loved the car - why else buy a big Yank job.

The Camero, due to its lack of movement, had trapped what was a nice Morris Minor in the garage - this also died over the years, along with the garage.

All so sad.

 

Roger

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1 hour ago, stuart said:

You know nothing about him so dont prejudge.

Stuart

Then please illuminate us.    Whatever the reason, neglect is sad.

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