Car graveyard in abandoned Suffolk barn home to more than 100 motors
This pair of urban explorers have chanced upon this car graveyard that is filled with hundreds of classic motors that time has forgotten.
Matt, 43, a full-time YouTuber from Sheffield, and Andy, 56, also a YouTuber from Doncaster, journeyed to the secretive location in Suffolk.
They originally wanted to explore an abandoned house, but ended up stumbling across a huge barn and field full of classic cars.
The pair documented their incredible findings on their YouTube channel, FindersBeepers, where they showcased the goldmine of old classic cars that have been abandoned and reclaimed by the earth.
Matt said: ‘After doing a lot of research on Google Earth, Andy came across the typical signs of an abandoned house only to go on to find a huge barn and field full of classic cars.
Finders Beepers’ Matt Nadin and Andy Thompson exploring the car graveyard with over a hundred classic cars
The duo found a car graveyard filled with hundreds of classic motors that time has forgotten
A TREASURE TROVE OF LOST CLASSIC CARS
Some of the cars found at the location included:
- Jowett Javelin
- Ford Prefect
- Ford Model T
- Morris van
- Austin A40
- Reliant scimitar
- Bentley, S2
- Morris Traveller
- MGB gt
- Vauxhall senator
- Dutton Phaeton
- Land Rover Defender
- Wolseley 15/60
- Talbot sunbeam
- Riley elf
‘We were desperate to document them before they were lost to decay.
‘The nostalgia around old cars is huge and our viewers loved that seeing some of the classics brought back strong memories from their childhood. That’s one of the main reasons why we make our videos.
‘I was a massive fan of the Jowett Javelin, however, Andy favoured the Ford Prefect. There are hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cars in that place even if it was for parts on some of them.
‘There were around 100 cars across the property.
‘It’s hard to know the backstory of all the abandoned places we go. We mostly research as we go but on this occasion, there was very little to find out.’
Last summer, an urban explorer discovered a mystery classic car collection just thirty miles from Edinburgh, Scotland – where a treasure trove of cars from sixty years ago were being left to rust.
British classics like Jaguars and Austins accounted for the majority of vehicles at this location which may be concealing some rare, hidden gems. It’s believed that the classic motors were collected by an unknown Jaguar enthusiast.
Some of those vehicles dating back to the sixties and were in a sorry state. However, back in the day, the motors were highly sought after.
This abandoned Jowett Javelin was among the host of luxury automobiles in the field
Many of the vehicles were stored carefully in a garage, with dozens of others outside
An old Bentley S2 was among the litany of rusted vehicles left outside the property
An old gypsy caravan was among the novelties up for inspection
A rusted vehicle outside the property in a remote location in Suffolk
The rusted front grill of a classic automobile outside the abandoned house in Suffolk
The explorers originally wanted to explore an abandoned house, but ended up stumbling across a huge barn
Outside the barn was a field which was also rammed with classic vehicles
FindersBeepers showcased the goldmine of old classic cars on their Youtube channel
Matt said: ‘After doing a lot of research on Google Earth, Andy came across the typical signs of an abandoned house only to go on to find a huge barn’
Many of the vehicles would be worth tens of thousands of pounds
Bear the Patterdale cross fox terrier enjoys the action while exploring the car graveyard
Matt Nadin and Andy Thompson exploring the car graveyard with over a hundred classic cars
Finders Beepers documented their incredible findings on their YouTube channel
The goldmine of old classic cars that have been abandoned and were left dormant in the field
This classic Ford Prefect was Andy’s favourite vehicle among the dozens they perused at the site
At the time, Jaguars were very fashionable, seen gracing the tracks at the infamous Le Mans race, and cost up to £45,000 in today’s currency value.
In 2016, a mountain of abandoned cars from the 1970s were found 200ft below ground in an abandoned slate mine.
Up to 100 cars in various condition were discovered cascading down the inside of the cave in Ceredigion, Wales.
Urban explorers made a treacherous journey through darkness, in dangerous conditions and were stunned to find a car graveyard at the mine, which closed in 1960.
IT Engineer Gregory Rivolet, 31, spent four hours exploring this unlikely last resting place for abandoned vehicles.
‘It was very dangerous as the mine is really unstable. Pieces of slate were falling from above our heads,’ he said.
‘We had to use rope to climb down to the right level of the mine, the descent was around sixty-five feet deep, it didn’t feel very secure at all.’
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