Slideshow Part5 Kaufdorf car graveyard Spring 2010
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and decided to clear it by court
order. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and
more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site
was started when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50
people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father
founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim
is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art."
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
'82 Mercedes 300TDT First Start In 8 Years
Just bought two more of these wonderful cars. This one is a 1982 model,
that sat behind a barn for 8-10 years. I'm going to use this one as a parts
car, because the car is rusted beyond repair.
Look at Life - Down In The Dumps 1965
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated
September 1965 looking at what's being done to clear the streets of dumped
cars, contains some very upsetting scenes!
Link to DVD advert.
Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he
probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he
sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we
have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It
obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay
attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.
1967 Pontiac Firebird 20 Year Cold Start
We work on starting my new 67 Firebird after it has been sitting for 20
years untouched in Wasilla, Alaska. The tags expired in 1989. It has the
original Overhead Cam Inline Six Engine. Before starting it we put oil down
the cylinders, primed the oil system, changed the oil and replaced the Cap,
Rotor, Plugs, and Points. A Complete restoration is planned for the
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Very strange finding of a modifided Kübelwagen (Year of production: about
1944) in a bunker.
Other Cars in this video:Steyr 50 1938 and a DKW 1943
Mercedes-Benz The S-Class History "Ahead Of Its Time"
Mercedes-Benz S-Class History Film "Ahead Of Its Time" -- New Video --
Mercedes-Benz : The E-Class History "The best or nothing =
TA : Mercedes-Benz W221 2011 S-Class S 350 BLUETEC W221 S300 S280 S350 S450
S550 S600 S320 S420 CDI S63 S65 AMG S400 250S 250SE, 280S, 280SE and
300SE. Ponton 280S/SE/SEL, 350/450SE/SEL 300SD 250S/SE/280S/SE & 300SE
220/220S/220SE/230S/250SE/280SE/280SE 3.5 220a/220S/220SE
280/300/380SE/SEL, 420/500/560SE/SEL/SEC, 300/350SD/SD 300SE/SEL,
400/500/600SEL, 500/600SEC, 300SD S280, S320, S420, S350, S430, S500, S600,
S320 CDI, S55, S63 AMG S300(280), S350, S450, S550(500), S600, S320/S420
CDI, S63, S65 AMG W220 S-Guard HYBRID Roadster touring auto Car tourer
PRE-SAFE brakes BlueEFFICIENCY 2013 2011 2012 V12 Biturbo V8 Roadster Daimler AG High-performance
coupé sport driving test speed auto motorsport engineering AMG 6.0 litre
V12 biturbo engine Supercar innovation
history Advertisting Commercial Ad Luxury Passion Road Interior Road Star
Karl Benz Gottlieb Daimler Das Beste Oder Nichts The best or nothing
Germany Car Auto Video Movie AMG BIturbo
V8 AMG BlackSeries BRABUS SLS AMG Sportscar Super Sports 2014
Sedan Lithium Ion Battery Hybrid technology 2011 2012 2013 2010 2009 1980
1985 1979 1978 1975 TA: Mercedes-Benz,2014,S-Class,S63 AMG 4MATIC,S550
4MATIC,w222,S550,S350,s-Class Coupe, Pullman edition,S-Class Coupe,S-Class
RESTAURAÇÃO DE UM MERCEDES PONTON 1958
A restauração feita em uma Mercedes Ponton 1958,importada dos USA foi
mostrada passo-a-passo,desde limpeza e respagem da lata,até sua montagem
final.Exibido no programa Vrum do SBT.
Verrotteter Opel Rekord C
Rundgang um einen Opel Rekord, der seine besten Zeiten lange hinter sich
hatte.Tausende Opels im erheblich besseren Zustand wurden damals in die
Schrottpresse getan. Dieser Wagen wurde bestimmt im Wald abgestellt und
vergessen, weswegen er heute noch vorhanden ist. Jetzt ist das Gejammere
groß, warum dieser Wagen in dem schlechten Zustan ist. Warum eigentlich ?
Der ist jedenfalls noch da.
1976 Mercedes /8 First start in 12 years!
The mighty 200D sputters into life for the first time in 12 years!
Altough it may be a bit too lively, since it has blown out a glowplug
For the short-tempered: 0:50