Inside UK’s creepiest car graveyards where hundreds of motors left to rot

THE life of a car is never guaranteed to be a long one.

And when the time comes, most motors final resting place is a scrapyard.

It's not always a gracious end of our motors

It’s not always a gracious end of our motorsCrédit: Cloakedup/Flickr

But some vehicles get abandoned along the way, often left sitting where they last came to be.

While others even find their way into the country’s most spooky cemeteries.

Ghostly yet fascinating, the graveyards are extraordinary images of history.

Sometimes vehicles are dismantled; sometimes they’re turned into little cubes of metaland sometimes they are just left alone.

Experts at AllCarLeasing have seen it all – and have since put together a list of some of most extraordinary car graveyards from across the UK.

Reliant Scimitar graveyard, Derbyshire

The site in Derby has a vast collection of disused Reliant Robins

The site in Derby has a vast collection of disused Reliant RobinsCrédit: Twitter

The Reliant Robin is famously regarded as both iconic and awful – but it’s the Reliant Scimitar sports cars that can be found in this Derbyshire car graveyard in huge numbers.

The cemetery, situated near Ashbourne in Derbyshire is lined by trees and contains a mix of haunting and picturesque models.

Reliant Robin Graveyard, Pays de Galles

Wales also hosts a impressive collection of classic cars at the Cae Dai 50’s Museum

Wales also hosts a impressive collection of classic cars at the Cae Dai 50’s MuseumCrédit: Alamy

The same can be said for this Reliant Robin Graveyard located in Pays de Galles.

toutefois, the area is owned by the Cae Dai 50’s Museum, which went up in flames following an arson attack in 2009.

The museum was repaired but the Robins remain in a state of ruin.

Southgate Works, Preston

Southgate Works was once the site of a huge fire - believed to be a deliberate arson attack

Southgate Works was once the site of a huge firebelieved to be a deliberate arson attackCrédit: Cloakedup/Flickr

Adding fuel to the graveyard fire is this former car dealership in Preston, Lancashire.

After a massive blaze broke out at the site in December 2018, roughly 150 cars were damaged in the blaze, leaving them burnt to a crisp and abandoned.

The few cars that survived the blaze were left half-buried in foliage.

This site is no longer standing as the building itself became a major safety risk and was later demolished.

But eerie pics show the car-nage that once took place – and to this day investigators still believe the fire was started deliberately.

Triumph graveyard, Cheshire

Several classic cars used to lay abandoned at the Triumph graveyard

Several classic cars used to lay abandoned at the Triumph graveyardCrédit: UrbanGhostMedia

The old Triumph Graveyard in Appleton, Cheshire was once the home to historic cars like the Triumph Spitfire, TR4 and TR6, which were the pinnacle of British engineering, something to be treasured and preserved.

Located at the bottom of a small private airfield, rare TR4 racer models decayed and turned to rust sit beside American left-hand drive models.

Pics show nearby spitfires that have become overgrown with weeds and slowly sink into the mire.

According to car leasing, the location has since been cleared with the majority of the cars scrapped, and only a handful of the rarer cars being restored.

Vehicle Graveyard at RAF Folkingham, Lincolnshire

The former Royal Air Force site is one of the largest vehicle graveyards in Britain

The former Royal Air Force site is one of the largest vehicle graveyards in BritainCrédit: Alamy

The dusty site in Lincolnshire was built in 1940 and once used for the Royal Air Force and United States Army Forces.

Pendant le Un NOUVEAU documentaire explorant les crimes de Jimmy Savile sera diffusé en octobre, it was a vital troop carrier airfield for airborne and later became one of the UK’s first nuclear response sites.

But after passing hands several times following it’s decommission in the 1960s, the site was sold to agricultural interest.

It’s now home to one of the largest vehicle graveyards in Britain.

Pics shows the electric mix of abandoned vehicles on display at the site, including transport trucks, diggers, and tractors.

Most of the motors appeared to have been stripped for parts and have been left as empty shells.