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BARNSLEY, England — One of the best things about traveling to the car graveyards of a distant land is that you get to see discarded examples of vehicles It never came CloseThe United States. I recently visited the breakers’ yards in northern England and photographed many machines that would never have made it to our continent. a 2007 Mitsubishi Colt, a 2008 Mitsubishi i, Smart ForFour 2005, A 2005 Vauxhall TIGRA, a 2009 Alfa Romeo Brera SYou can also find out more about the following: a 2010 Peugeot Bipper. Today’s
JunkyardScrapyard GemIt is very useful to know South Korean MPVMost American car buyers would have shunned this vehicle because of its truck-like shape. Hyundai Matrix.
This car is currently located at Carlton Car BreakersBarnsley is located in an industrial zone between Sheffield and Leeds. There were a number of boneyards nearby that specialize in transit bus components, with rows upon rows of British double-decker busesThey appeared to only be open for appointments.
Carlton’s, a traditional breaker yard (what Americans call a dismantler), allows customers to look at the inventory in person but must have an employee extract the parts for them.
It’s a maze of mostly newer vehicles.
You’ll want to carefully walk between the rows of double stacked vehicles. In England, land is expensive. Businesses like this one need to be efficient with their space.
I found a lot of interesting older machinery including this first-generation Suzuki Wagon R+But most of those cars are too far away to be able to shoot a Scrapyard Gems set.
Then, you can easily find out how to get in touch with someone.In this case, I brought a 100-year old British camera along to document my trip. A Houghton Ensign made in London. Shooting Strange ASA 50 filmA primitive box camera can be a challenge in gloomy Yorkshire during winter.
I finally found this mysterious Hyundai with plenty of space around it to take photos from all angles.
You can also find out more about the following: PininfarinaBadges sold me instantly. What? You can learn more about it here.What is it?
Its wheelbase resembles that of the platform cousin. Santa FeIts overall length is 18 inches shorter, and its curb-weight is about half a ton lighter. It’s funny-looking, despite Pininfarina’s best efforts, and it was only available as a front-wheel drive model, but there are other advantages. A very impressive amount of space for passengers and cargo inside.
There is plenty of space behind the rear seats.
The MSRP for the U.K.-market ’06 Matrix 1.6 GSI was £10,995, or about £18,185 in today’s pounds (that’s $22,977 in 2024 U.S. dollars).
In 2006, three engines were available: a 1.5 liter turbodiesel engine with 101 horsepower/173 pounds-feet; a gasoline DOHC four-cylinder 1.6 liter engine with 102 horsepower/104 pounds-feet; and a gasoline DOHC four-cylinder 1.8 liter engine with 121 horsepower/119 pounds-feet. This car is equipped with the 1.6 engine which was the most affordable. This car has a manual transmission.
Pininfarina has designed at least one South Korean vehicle. You can learn more about it hereSold in the United States Suzuki Forenza (aka Daewoo Lacetti) sedan.
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The Lavita/Matrix sold well in areas with expensive fuel prices and narrow streets.
The Matrix production ended in South Korea after 2007, but it continued for a few years. In Turkey.
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