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As promised months ago here's the two 59 Buicks that

are slowly returning back to nature in a Junkyard in

New England. The cars are saddly waaaaaaay past

saving and as a matter of fact they're almost useless

even for any parts.

Tomorrow I'll try to get around to posting some more

classic car pics from this "outdoor car museum", many

of them from the 1930s & 1940s. The location of this

junkyard is a family secret of XPs & I feel priviledged

to have earned his "trust" enough for him to share it

with me. It's amazing to see several hundred "classics"

just siting in the middle of the woods.

The proprietors of this salvage yard are true heroes of

mine, they crush 90s Acuras & Toyotas almost as soon

as they arrive but leave 1950s Plymouths and 1960s

DeSotos sitting in the woods for decades without any

hope of making money on them.

Without further adeaux:

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And here's just a taste of what's to come... I still have

dozens of dozens more photos to post in the next few

days. :)

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Check out the tree growing out of the cab of this truck:

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Eegads.

Not sure if I like those photos or not, bud.

At any rate, hope you don't find any MCs in that there place.....

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There's plenty of MCs...

I know it's depressing to see cars in this shape

but at least I respect the fact that they get to

return to nature by natrual means. Most

junkyards in my area crush 60s and 70s cars

even if they're $50 away from being daily

drivers. If I won the lottery I'd pull a few of

these cars out of the junkyard, some for just

lawn ornaments and others to return to 100%

roadworthy shape, but Id; leave the patina. :)

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There's plenty of MCs...

I know it's depressing to see cars in this shape

but at least I respect the fact that they get to

return to nature by natrual means.

Indeed. There's something sad, yet strangely beautiful about those photos.

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1960 Dodge Phoenix Two Door Hardtop

IMO this is one of the top 10 best looking

cars with fail fins. :wub:

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Like classic pickups? Dodges, Fords, Chevys,

GMCs, Independants? There's about a dozen

of each

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Thisn poor 1960 Cadillac is missing much more than

just the bullet tail lights. :(

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Ouch!, looks like a severed fish head. :blink:

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Cars & Trucks are not the only things left out

to Pasture in these Evergreen woods.

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More to come.... this is just a very small sampling

of the photos I took. And I only photographed

about half of the "collection" thus far.

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I'd rather see half of those cars melted into cans and toasters if the other half could be saved.

It's not a perfect world where crushing a 1957 Plymouth can somehow

magicaly undo the years of N.E. rust and abuse to a 1960 Pontiac.

But I know what you're saying. Still it makes me smile to know that

these cars will probably still be there in the woods after we are all

dead and buried. Let the future generations at least get a glimpse at

what a real car looks like.

I love walking the woods there and seeing all these cars, it's a magical

place, like holy ground for car enthusiast.

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Sly, you still planning on sneaking in/camping out there some time this summer? as bad of an idea as that would be, if you were to do something like that, it might be fun, in a stupid way, LOL

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You know this reminds me, in the junkyard I go to for parts, there's a mostly crushed 65 Plymouth Fury...on the way to school I always pass by an old firebird and a I also pass by an incomplete `70 Charger, and some other car I can't make out. That same place had a mostly complete somewhat restored Charger of the same generation

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Sixty8.... I was wondering when you were gonna post pictures of this place. Good highlights, but the whole place is more or less a highlight. Three mid 50's Cadillac Fleetwood limousines, 1947, 1960, and 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood combination hearses, the incredible 1959 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron four-door hardtop (one of 622 made, the single most expensive vehicle you could buy from Chrysler in 1959 at $6389) that will sadly never see the road again, and countless others. Heartbreaking, yes; I totally agree with you all, but I think you're missing the bigger picture. Maybe it's because you've never been to a place like this, but there's something satisfying about seeing all those old cars together out in the woods, left to rest out of respect. As stated before, new cars are crushed in short order and nothing old is stacked.

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For whatever reason, this is still the car in this salvage yard that makes me wish I had money to burn on a wildly ambitious restoration project the most. Unfortunately separated from its nose many years ago, this 1965 Pontiac Bonneville U.S. Navy Ambulance is far more impressive in person than any photograph could ever show; the scallops in the body are exquisite and thankfully not damaged. If I could ever find the space to keep it from further weather damage until I could find the money and time to restore it, I would.

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Yeah that '60 Phoenix is really something else; too bad the tree that fell on it turned the driver's side tail fin into a fender skirt! :blink:

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I came close to crying when I saw that 1960 Phoenix...

as well as the TWO 59 Buicks. :(

So how about a parts car for XPs 1977 Cutlass Supreme?

It's a Chevy, yes but look at that greenhouse. :P

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I kind of forgot to post that anything old thats

savable does NOT stick around.... which is

what makes the place cool. They do make

sure to part out and restore as much as

humaly possible.

The same day I took these photos they had a

1957 Ford there that is about 60% restored.

The time before that they were making one

decent restoration out of a 1952 Mercury and

a 1952 Ford or something to that effect. One

was a hit hardtop wiht a bad frame the other

a rusted sedan wiht a good frame & glass.

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Speaking of Fords my favorite Ford of all time

is a 1960 Skyliner. I think most most late 50s

early 60s Fords are just pale imitations of GM

cars from two or three years earlier.

Still I absolutely LOVE the 1960 Ford non-T-birds! :wub:

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What kinda car is this one? It looks like it's in pretty decent shape...

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1961 Cadillac Fleetwood, and yeah, it's looking pretty good for its age in comparison to some of the other cars there, I guess. Probably why they have it up front.

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That Sixty1 Fleetwood is a beauty... too bad the

floors & rocker panels look like the metal termites

got in and had a feast. There's a replacement

windshield in the back seat and the fins are in

great shape... that's all that matters to me. Ask

XP about how I almost dragged that car home the

2nd time we were up there.

I have a solemn vow to make that Caddy a daily

driver for the Summers if I ever win the lottery.

I'd make it 100% tip top mechanical shape but I'd

leave the body alone... the surface rust, patina

& tree sap would stay. I'd also put a magaphone

inot the grille (hidden P.A. system) and around

Halloween I'sd drive it around nice and slow wiht

a fog machine spewing smoke form under the

undercarige and freaky, goulish sounds eminating

from within. :D

Anyway... back to the fun:

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How about my personal favorite two

Studebakers. Both there.

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Yes it's a Datsun... but look to each side! :blink:

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This one breaks my heart. I'm having chest pain

just looking at it. :(

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Another very cool unmistakable Pontiac,

actually TWO of them. These 1960

"Wide Track" Pontiacs are absolutely

stunning cars... both of these would at

first glance SEEM to be worth saving

but rust has rendered them unmovable.

At least they are given a respectfull place

to rest and die, slowly... with their dignity

intact. Not in some freekin' crusher only

to be recycled into a godawfil Camry.

THAT is far worse than just sitting in one

of the coolest outdoor car museums. :)

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In the coming months I will post more of the

gems and treasures hidden beneath the pine

trees of this New England Holy Ground.

I might dig up some more old pics from this

past winter too.

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... that... almost made me cry... save the lemans!!!!! please save the lemans!!!!! it doesnt look that rusted!!!! please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and the older tempest rear end i saw in the second picture from the bottom in yur last post also made me sad... poor pontiacs...

and yes... for both me and Mr.MC please spare us the Monte pictures... and if you see any GTOs laying in this wonderful place... dont show me... i just might cry

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Yes it's a Datsun... but look to each side! :blink:

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This one breaks my heart. I'm having chest pain

just looking at it. :(

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Another very cool unmistakable Pontiac,

actually TWO of them. These 1960

"Wide Track" Pontiacs are absolutely

stunning cars... both of these would at

first glance SEEM to be worth saving

but rust has rendered them unmovable.

At least they are given a respectfull place

to rest and die, slowly... with their dignity

intact. Not in some freekin' crusher only

to be recycled into a godawfil Camry.

THAT is far worse than just sitting in one

of the coolest outdoor car museums. :)

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In the coming months I will post more of the

gems and treasures hidden beneath the pine

trees of this New England Holy Ground.

I might dig up some more old pics from this

past winter too.

I wish I could come see these in person

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that yellow car in the background with its trunk up... what is that? it look like a GTO... but it could be a Lemans... i think i see a b pillar tho... but what is that???

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I normally advocate driving a car until the wheels fall off, but it looks like the person who owned the 1980's Chevy truck in the background wimped out and only drove until it broke in half. :AH-HA_wink:

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Hah, I noticed that...it looks pretty funny

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