- Day out climbing over old wreaks, hell yeah

Final days of the Old School Breakers

Do you remember the days of climbing stacks to pull old carbs, reminisce some of those old times

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Although I can not really give you a location as the company still trades I can however share these old photos I took over a few years before this dismantlers, became dismantled completely in 2017 when they moved to a new site in the city,

I believe the yard started as a garage around the early 1960s, slowly expanding to become a massive site over the next 20 years, the collection was varied, new cars and old, trucks, buses, well it guess it is a business after all, it was an old school yard, where cars were stacked high (some stacks had even fallen over) and me personally, I was in heaven, I'd be a nightmare if I won the lottery as I would have to have my own personal breakers lol

These images taken 2010

Peugeot 104

Peugeot 104

1997

1997

2017

2017

Citroen DS

Citroen DS

Toyota Tercel

Toyota Tercel

Alfa Romeo 33

Alfa Romeo 33

Peugeot 104

Peugeot 104

Citroen Visa

Citroen Visa

Citroen AX GT

Citroen AX GT

Mazda B2000

Mazda B2000

Mazda E1600

Mazda E1600

Ford Escort Mk3

Ford Escort Mk3

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Main Yard

Main Yard

Lancia Ypsilon

Lancia Ypsilon

Mahindra Jeep

Mahindra Jeep

Lada Niva

Lada Niva

Alfa Romeo 90

Alfa Romeo 90

Main Reception and Yard

Main Reception and Yard

Renault 9

Renault 9

ARO 4x4

ARO 4x4

Volvo 340

Volvo 340

Renault Extra/Express

Renault Extra/Express

Citroen Visa

Citroen Visa

Renault 5 Mk1

Renault 5 Mk1

Lancia Beta

Lancia Beta

Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Lada Niva

Lada Niva

Renault 14

Renault 14

ARO 4x4

ARO 4x4

Renault 6

Renault 6

Renault 4 and 4F4

Renault 4 and 4F4

Renault 4

Renault 4

Ford Transit Mk3

Ford Transit Mk3

Citroen Visa

Citroen Visa

Renault 9 GTX

Renault 9 GTX

Renault 12

Renault 12

ummm

ummm

Renault 5 Mk1

Renault 5 Mk1

Peugeot 505

Peugeot 505

Renault 11

Renault 11

Mercedes Benz W114

Mercedes Benz W114

Citroen CX

Citroen CX

Ford Escort Mk3

Ford Escort Mk3

Ford Transit Mk1

Ford Transit Mk1

Renault Extra/Express

Renault Extra/Express

Berliet (i think)

Berliet (i think)

LDV Convoy

LDV Convoy

Renault 19

Renault 19

Renault 8

Renault 8

Opel Senator

Opel Senator

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

Lucky Dip

Lucky Dip

Volkswagen Golf Mk1

Volkswagen Golf Mk1

Lancia Y10

Lancia Y10

Volkswagen Golf Mk1

Volkswagen Golf Mk1

Volvo 240

Volvo 240

Volkswagen Jetta Mk1

Volkswagen Jetta Mk1

Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1

Volkswagen Scirocco Mk1

BMW E28

BMW E28

Citroen GSA

Citroen GSA

Honda CRX

Honda CRX

Renault Estafette

Renault Estafette

Volvo 240

Volvo 240

Alfa Romeo 33

Alfa Romeo 33

BMW E30

BMW E30

Alfa Romeo 33

Alfa Romeo 33

Guess the Cars

Guess the Cars

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Lada 2107

Lada 2107

Lada 2107

Lada 2107

Peugeot 505

Peugeot 505

Polski Fiat 125p

Polski Fiat 125p

Citroen Visa

Citroen Visa

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Innocenti Minitre

Innocenti Minitre

Lada 112

Lada 112

Honda Prelude

Honda Prelude

Austin Metro

Austin Metro

Nissan Cedric

Nissan Cedric

Citroen CX

Citroen CX

Nissan Prairie

Nissan Prairie

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

Ford Fiesta Mk1

Ford Fiesta Mk1

Ford Sierra Mk1

Ford Sierra Mk1

Saviem Bus

Saviem Bus

Mazda E1600

Mazda E1600

Peugeot 205

Peugeot 205

Simca Aronde

Simca Aronde

Peugeot 504

Peugeot 504

Berliet G Series

Berliet G Series

Now the visit does not end quiet there, On a previous visit I managed to have a look around the original garage which had long since shut up shop, and now sadly cleared too, you may have to excuse some images these were taken in 2009 on my failing Kodak Camera, heavy undergrowth did not help either in the height of summer, but I do revisit again

Honda S800

Honda S800

Renault Kangoo

Renault Kangoo

The Kangoo spoken volumes to me as I believe this end of the yard closed in the early 2000s which makes this car nearly new when scrapped

Renault Clio disappeared by my next visit

Renault Clio disappeared by my next visit

Mathis (i think)

Mathis (i think)

Peugeot 403

Peugeot 403

Farmall Tractor

Farmall Tractor

Renault Galion/Goelette Corbillard (Hearse)

Renault Galion/Goelette Corbillard (Hearse)

Renault 4CV

Renault 4CV

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Renault Caravelle

Renault Caravelle

Renault 6

Renault 6

BMW E30

BMW E30

Triumph 2000/2500

Triumph 2000/2500

Lancia Gamma

Lancia Gamma

Mazda 323

Mazda 323

Renault Galion/Goelette 1000kg

Renault Galion/Goelette 1000kg

Lancia Gamma

Lancia Gamma

Renault Alpine

Renault Alpine

Renault 4CV

Renault 4CV

Renault Galion/Goelette 1000kg

Renault Galion/Goelette 1000kg

Alfa Romeo GTV

Alfa Romeo GTV

Triumph 2000/2500

Triumph 2000/2500

I would visit again in 2012, not realising it would all be gone in afew years and i would not get another chance to marvel at these rare classics.

Volkswagen Golf Mk1 at the main yard

Volkswagen Golf Mk1 at the main yard

Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XJ40

Jaguar XJ40

Ford Probe

Ford Probe

yep those are Ferrari logos lol

yep those are Ferrari logos lol

Spotted this nearby Peugeot 304

Spotted this nearby Peugeot 304

Peugeot 304

Peugeot 304

Renault 11

Renault 11

Fiat 126

Fiat 126

Triumph 2000/2500

Triumph 2000/2500

Honda S800

Honda S800

Austin Mini Stockcar

Austin Mini Stockcar

Bernard Truck

Bernard Truck

Peugeot 504

Peugeot 504

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Peugeot 504 Coupe

not a Farmall after all but a Fiat Track Tractor

not a Farmall after all but a Fiat Track Tractor

Renault 4CV

Renault 4CV

Mathis (i think)

Mathis (i think)

Snapped Renault Caravelle

Snapped Renault Caravelle

Snapped Renault Caravelle

Snapped Renault Caravelle

Renault Goelette/Galion Corbillard (Hearse)

Renault Goelette/Galion Corbillard (Hearse)

Renault Caravelle

Renault Caravelle

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Peugeot 504 Coupe

Panhard PL17

Panhard PL17

BMW E21

BMW E21

Austin Mini Stockcar

Austin Mini Stockcar

Mathis

Mathis

Ford Escort Mk3

Ford Escort Mk3

2 seater Vespa

2 seater Vespa

old Weightbridge

old Weightbridge

Panhard PL17

Panhard PL17

Triumph 2000/2500

Triumph 2000/2500

Alfa Romeo GTV

Alfa Romeo GTV

Mercedes W114

Mercedes W114

Honda N360/N600

Honda N360/N600

Rover SD1

Rover SD1

Honda S800

Honda S800

Triumph 2000/2500

Triumph 2000/2500

Lancia Gamma

Lancia Gamma

Although I'm sad the site has disappeared off mother earth, I'm glad I did manage to see this place and document it, nowadays as most breakers have cars that are set into rack systems on concrete footings, health and safety now dictates no climbing or even entering some places like this, sadly places like this will just become nothing but a memory...

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Comments (2)

  • All quite rare, and getting more expensive now.

      1 day ago
  • Health and safety wouldn’t worry me. If I died there and had to haunt the place my soul would be at peace. So many cars that were once disposable but are now desirable. All I’d need is my tool box and endless time. A cross between wrenching and treasure hunting. That smell of damp scrap yard car interior and finding that car on the stack that had an option fitted that one one had, and giving a second lease of life.

      7 days ago
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