Sunday, May 29, 2011

Holden HJ

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(Photo by salsablue)
This car is probably the one in the most advanced stage of decay on this blog so far.
While HJs in good condition are worth quite much money today, this example with all its missing parts, rust and bullet holes won't be worth anything anymore.
Probably it has been used for spare parts before being too rotten for that.
Sold in three versions called "Belmont", "Kingswood" and "Premier" plus coupe, wagon and different commercial versions between 1974 and 1976, 176202 HJs were produced.
A properly maintained HJ looks like this Premier:

(Picture from Wikipedia)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Abandoned luxury cars

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(Photo by Ackers- Schoolboy Hero!!!!)
While many people would sell their mother-in-law to be able to afford these three cars, someone in Leeds obviously decided to simply not use them any more.
According to the photographer, the 1993 Range Rover is off the road for at least six years and the 1997 E-Class has been standing there ever since at least 2007.
So the current photo of this place you can see in Google Street View was probably taken between 2005 and 2007

The S-Class probably joined the collection in 2010 or 2011.

The first generation of the Range Rover, that was sold between 1970 and 1994, can already be called a classic, the two Mercedes probably are future classics.
The E-Class W124 is often considered "the last real Mercedes-Benz" and is famous for its reliability.