Explorer stumbles across classic car graveyard in the middle of the forest

Explorer stumbles across classic car graveyard in the middle of the forest

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People devote their lives to vintage cars, burying their heads in bonnets to repair them, or driving hundreds of miles to rallies.

Their popularity has soared in recent years. So too has their value.

But some are discarded, left to rust and decay.

One British forest hides a whole graveyard of vintage cars – 50 of them in total, including Mercedes, Ford and Riley One-Point-Five.

Ashley Urbex, an explorer from Milton Keynes, first heard of the treasure trove from a friend and knew she had to investigate.

In a crumbling barn of tilted wooden beams and a sheet metal roof caved in at one corner, she found them.

The roof is caving in and the plants are growing over the cars (Picture: Jam Press/@ashleyurbex)

The interior fabrics are rotting, decaying and fraying (Picture: Jam Press/@ashleyurbex)

Through the overgrowth of this Nottinghamshire forest sits a ‘stunning’ collection of old cars ‘just sadly left to rot’.

Among them are an old Daimler, Rover 2300, Riley One-Point-Five, MG MGA, Triumph GT6 mk3, Austin 8, Hillman Hunter, Vanden Plas, Mercedes 220, an Austin Morris Mini and several Fords.

‘Most of the cars unfortunately were rotting and in bad condition’, the 26-year-old explorer said.

‘A lot rusty and decaying away, a lot of weather damage.

‘Some better than others, covered to a degree from the weather.

‘But with the barns falling apart on top of the cars, unfortunately this has caused damage.’

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Some of the cars are hidden by planks of wood in hard-to-reach sheds (Picture: Jam Press/@ashleyurbex)

The cars have been damaged by weather and the barns caving in (Picture: Jam Press/@ashleyurbex)

Ashley shared the discovery on her TikTok account, @ashleyurbex, where the video has gained more than 35,000 views.

In the clip, she can be seen walking around the old motors before giving viewers a look around some of their rotting interiors.

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The explorer said: ‘It was a struggle to get to some of the cars due to the location being overgrown and the barns falling apart.

‘But we ended up being here for a couple of hours as there were so many cars to see.’

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