Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Found a Minor in a scrapyard? Let us all know about it and exactly where it can be found.
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Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby myoldjalopy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:19 pm

......but what appears to be the bellhousing of a gearbox for an 803cc car lying in a field ditch
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And definately a Minor bonnet lying in a copse by the side of the road
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RIP! :cry:

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:31 am

Keep digging, you may find the last driver ......

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Hmmmm. A corpse in a copse! I'd rather find some useful remains of the car though!

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:18 pm

oooh I don't know, it could be quite exciting. And that bonnet just needs a wash and a scrub up!

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby myoldjalopy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 am

Sadly not - very rusted where the hinges and badges were........ :-?

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 am

On one of the lanes from the London Apprentce ( Cornish Village just out of St. Austell ) there was a Minor rotting away in a hedge by a house !!!' A couple of years ago it had vanished , hopefully for restoration !!!

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby myoldjalopy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:19 pm

There was a very dilapidated split-screen traveller by the side of the road leaving Perranporth a while back but gone now........it looked past repair to me. There was also a four-door split-screen sitting in a field below the Truro-Falmouth branch line, not far out of Truro, which has now gone. I went to look at it once and it was definately restorable, last taxed 2010 if I remember correctly. I tried to find out details about three years ago with a view to saving it somehow, but the owner didn't want to know, sadly................ :-?

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby GavinL » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:00 pm

There's a very sad green pre-reg letter Minor sitting on a drive round the corner from us - I suspect it is only a matter of time before my wife knocks on their door.

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby Yeti » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Any chance you could take some piccies and post them on here or send to me? Cheers

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby DaveH » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:30 am

myoldjalopy wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 am
Sadly not - very rusted where the hinges and badges were........ :-?
Maybe still useful to someone?

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby alanworland » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:12 am

I always find it amazing to think that these cars (or bits of!) were once loved and cared for, being washed and waxed, dusted and polished.
And are now lying in a ditch!

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Re: Not Exactly a Scrapyard.....

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:11 pm

DaveH wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:30 am
myoldjalopy wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 am
Sadly not - very rusted where the hinges and badges were........ :-?
Maybe still useful to someone?
Doubtful. That pic was taken a couple of years ago and will have deteriorated further. But if anyone wants it, PM me and I'll give directions!
Its near Truro, by the way.


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