A last one for Peter aka myolddear. I’ve found it near Portocolom. Maybe a Citroën Traction Avant? What still comes from the exhaust is the fire behind it. Although: The spark plug is sitting for at least 60 years - Champion!
I had a four hour slot with no kids today (Christmas Day) so did what all decent rust sniffers do and toured round some of my favourite haunts to check on the cars. My first stop was possibly the one I think of most, this fabulous mk9 Jaguar untouched and abandoned since the late sixties.
Unless I’m mistaken… this seems to be a Fiat 1100/103 (1953-1962?). The scrapyard at Emporio was one of the rare occasions I visited a place with both BW and colour film. Emporio, Santorini, Greece, 2010.
This goes out, of course, to the legendary myolddear :)
I sold this car in 2008 and always missed it.
Many other things have tried to replace it but nothing ever came close.
Then three weeks ago I saw it again, on Facebook whilst looking at photos of rusty cars. The headline read “old American LTD my fathers got hanging around”
It took much work, tears and a 600 mile round trip but my beautiful baby is back outside my home, and I can tell you I’m personally happier in my heart than I’ve been for a very long time.
It’s rusty and old, but it’s mine and I love it and I will never ever part with it again.
I’ve never had a motorbike of any description on the road before but am now the proud owner of this old Lambretta scooter. It’s an inheritance from my brother who sadly died recently. He lived in Majorca hence the Spanish plates. My plan is to MOT and register it and use it as is.