All the fun of the junk yard

I have always loved scrap yards. As a child I loved old cars and could not understand why people preferred boxy brand new 1970s Ford Cortinas to Standard Vanguards and Austin Somersets.

In a scrap yard you can find the remains of yesterday's consumer world.

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What remains of a Triumph Herald convertable What remains of a Triumph Herald convertable
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What remains of a Truimph Herald convertible
<p>This 1957 Chevrolet 210 was the victim of a smash in the 1950s.</p> <p class="credit">Title: "car junkyard 1950s"; Author: Richard;  
Source: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rich701/28586517420/in/photolist-Ky6nG1-23azJkG-YXeDga-JzPc5M-5T33DV-6Pi8RC-jBDq6w-28VPMyq-27gCYj4-gEMG8n-sPRLZE-orA1E7-oTZS7A-93SFni-V2nzP6-2d6CqvM-25CSp2u-2b5CW17-2dtKh4R-KPYB41-KZessx-Zujc37-QrN5tX-ebiH4u-2ebYhXw-bAMEfu-27gdubt-dxAybm-8qN36X-Tyjg8F-5xaFGH-pi1xwW-MPj1ad-27gdwRP-ZxvVvo-m98kMP-27gmtEx-549xdg-3fYS9F-YdcomW-2ao7uTU-c7Mtr7-21ZRnrs-23i7Jz6-2351bbx-AqnHEK-25af6bZ-3htVt7-f9cNN7-23K84Dz">Link</a>;
License: CC BY 2.0 -  <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0</a></p>
1950s Borgward Hansa.  Borgward was a German car manufacturer based in Bremen.  They made
      the Hansa from 1949 to 1954.  It was Borgward's second to last model.  Borgward ceased trading in 1962.  This one found its way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This looks like a 1955 Ford Fairlane.  There is a host of other classic US automobiles here.  The one
      behind looks more modern, probably from the 1970s.
1954 Plymouth with Dynaflow transmission
This looks like the bonnet of a 1950s Jaguar XK120 with its leaping cat mascot still standing proud

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