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The abandoned car

Abandoned cars is certainly nothing new or unique per se, but sometimes abandoned objects makes you reflect what is the underlying story behind them or the scene they’re a part of. Just look at the collapsed roof and this bright blue (at least by the standards of that time) car being hit by it. My initial guess was that this was a Ford Anglia, but one of my ruin buddies came to the conclusion that it is more likely a Ford Prefect from the mid-1950s. A British style Ford, certainly with a very different appearance than its US siblings of the same vintage.

The car seems to have undergone its last MOT in 1969 and was probably left in this shed around then, which collapsed some thirty years later. Someone has apparently stolen the front wheels and have also given the rear ones a try, without succeeding.

Okay - some "investigational facts", but then – what... ? Some different scenarios, including such as the owner escaping the country for trouble with the tax authority, went through my head as I walked around the car as the winter sun was about to set. But... When thinking about it, if it was a Bentley, the "problem-with-the-taxman" story would have made more sense as this Ford is after all very basic indeed. Maybe we're more into a story with someone getting older and suddenly just perishing, leaving no relatives behind. Whatever, it is thoughtful, I believe. Could it be that this was the "company executive car" and it was left together with the rest of the premises here, which presumably went out of business around that time... ?

Maybe the story is just as simple and boring as that someone dumped it here due to reliability issues , a failed MOT topped with severe rust problems (a fair guess after all). Back then, it was expensive to get rid of a rotten car, so they were often abandoned somewhere remote with the license plates removed.
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