Time's running out to save these classics from the crusher


Neil Godwin-Stubbert came across this haul in a local breaker's yard and was alarmed to hear that, unless saved, they are all due to be crushed imminently.

Godwin-Stubbert counted three Austins and a brace of Wolseleys – including a 15/50 – among others.

Even the cars that appear to be beyond repair apparently have many salvageable parts on them.

If you can save one of these cars, or need rare parts from them before they are destroyed they are at Burtons Car Disposal near to Molesworth Air Force Base in Cambridgeshire.


Chris Martin

Wow, bring a trailer indeed!
It is a shame to read this still happens. I guess the proprietors have their sound commercial reasons, but when they're gone, they're gone. Surely some can be saved. Let's hope.


James Elliott

Indeed Chris, whether this particular case is just a bid to drum up some publicity or not, these things do happen often so it is always worth publicising them.
I'll never forget the time I popped down to my favourite motor factor (Latchmere Motor Spares in Battersea/Clapham) having not been there for a while because (unusually) nothing had broken recently.
When I went in Fred said: "I wish you had come down a couple of weeks ago, I've just thrown out two skips' worth of N/OS for classics and would have loved for you to have them. We held on as long as we could, but hadn't seen you in ages."

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