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Welcome to Buenos Aires – The junker’s city

November 30, 2012

by Seb Perez

Welcome to Buenos Aires, my city! The city where I was born and raised. Buenos Aires is one of the biggest cities in Latin America and as such, it is place where you can find almost everything, even junk cars parked around.

If you live in a big city in Europe or the U.S. and want to see junk cars you’ll probably have to travel a far way and -if you are lucky- you might find an old school junkyard somewhere (if they still exist in your area)

Well, if you live in Buenos Aires, that’s not a big issue. You just go for a walk around the block and you’ll find enough junkyard worthy cars as daily drivers or just parked somewhere and some times even forgotten.

I came to Buenos Aires this time to visit my parents with my son. And having my camera always with me, I use every chance to take pics of every junker I find around. Have a look a this few examples that I’ve just found today.

Enjoy!

 

Gerard Clerin December 1, 2012 at 6:43 am

I wish I could find a Nova SS like this one…

Seb December 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Just fly to BA and you’ll find lots of them!

Ruy Villani December 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

Hello Guys
I’m brasilian and live in S. Paulo. A couple of years ago I visited Buenos Aires and surely they have a lot of pretty old cars there. Several models that never were made here in Brasil, like Falcons, Novas and Torinos. Here we can find some nice junkers too, but different ones, like Galaxies, Mavericks and Darts. I’ll try to take some pics and send them to you.
Best regards.

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:38 am

Hi Ruy, yes please, send us pics of brazilian classics! I would love to see them!
Take care,

Tom Woodruff December 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I couldn’t help but notice that your very first photo with license plate number XCL029 Looked a little odd,like maybe it had been photoshopped.The background and car were somehow odd looking togeather.Then I noticed 2 more photos of what appears to be the same Ford falcon with the exact same license plate number(XLC 029).So is that the car were driving around Argentina during your visit or was photo number one photoshopped?Just wondering.

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:25 am

Hi Tom, yes the first picture is photoshoped. I thought mentioned it on my post, but I forgot. I wanted to merge two great pics together. The Ford Falcon and a pic of Buenos Aire’s skyline. Of course it looks odd. It was never intended to look realistic or something.

Claudio December 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hola Muchachos ,
autos viejos y bonitos recuerdos , nova y falcon eternos competidores en TC (turismo carretera) , en las oprtunidades que he tenido de visitar Buenos Aires , siempre me llamo la atención la cantidad enorme de esos modelos , porsupuesto sin dejar de lado el Maravilloso TORINO .
SALUDOS
CLAUDIO M

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:20 am

Hola Claudio, para nosotros es los mismo. Cuando Estamos en Argentina nos traen muy buenos recuerdos, especialmente el Torino, que era el coche de nuestro abuelo, en el que aprendimos a manejar!
Saludos!

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