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    Abandoned cars picture thread

    Dieter Klein has travelled to remote corners of Europe and the US to find and photograph abandoned cars.
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESThe German freelance photographer finds his subject matter in shabby backyards, dusty barns, deserted fields and thick forests.
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESOn his travels, Klein has shot images of a dented Porsche, a faded Cadillac, a battered VW Beetle and a whole fleet of abandoned military Jeeps, among others.
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESThe 160 images reveal the bygone glamour of the automobiles and classic cars - and the might of nature as it claims them.
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESKlein began his search after discovering his first abandoned car by accident, while on a bicycle tour through France, near the city of Cognac.
    "I felt the picture was like the illustration of a fairy tale," he says.
    "I was immediately moved and thrilled. And then a long search began.
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUES"I view these scenes like a museum - I approach with respect.
    "I might open or closed a door but usually I don't even touch the cars."
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESThe oldest was a 1907 Ford Model T, in front of a small museum in a former mining town in Nevada.
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUES"It was a beautiful scene," Klein says.
    "And since the weather changed, I got a lot of light situations and different camera angles.
    "I have about 12 different views and moods of this car."
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESBut his favourite was a 1960 pink Dodge, in north-east Montana.
    "The owner, himself about 70 years old, told me the story," Klein says.
    "His father had parked the car outside his house two days before he passed away.
    "He has not used the property, the house and the car since 1977 and leaves this scene, as a memory, just as it is."
    "I spent many hours there, taking pictures from different angles.
    "After sunset, I got the reward - soft light that made the clouds a little pink.
    "[It created] an almost surreal scene - strange, peaceful, calm and contradictory, a fairy tale."
    Image copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESImage copyrightDIETER KLEIN / TENEUESAll photographs courtesy Dieter Klein / teNeues. Lost Wheels is published by teNeues.

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    A pleasure to look at those

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    Indeed, took a few pics myself last year of similar vehicles.
    Shall dig them out for this thread.

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    Yes, definitely !

    I wonder what type of car that first one is ?

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    Those are some stunning pics.

    Saw something similar recently, whole field of cars a hoarder had collected and let go to rust / waste.

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    ^"Not for sale, gunna do her up one day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Yes, definitely !

    I wonder what type of car that first one is ?
    I think it's a fuldamobil from the 50s/60s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx
    ^"Not for sale, gunna do her up one day"
    Spot on!

    Defo a difference between collectors and hoarders and I'll never understand the mindset of the latter.

    On the one hand they are their cars and it's nobodies business what they do with them but on the other what the actual fuck! Why not let someone else have a crack if you're just gonna let them waste away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I think it's a fuldamobil from the 50s/60s
    Fuldamobil 200 from '57

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    Sacrilege there are two Saabs in there.
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    Crikey...I have never even heard of a Fuldamobil.

    From Wiki :

    Braking was only provided on the front wheels, and was operated by cable.For cost reasons, shock absorbers were omitted, which did mean that with the body fitted, the prototype would wallow about like a ship at sea.The prototype was fitted with a 198cc air-cooled Zundapp motorcycle engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    Crikey...I have never even heard of a Fuldamobil.
    Me either but then you also don't know the difference between a standard manifold and turbo so no surprise there...


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    Abandoned cars picture thread-old-tractor-jpg
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    Wow, great pics!

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    ^Parc ferme

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