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Junkyard “The Child” (Desarmadero El Nene) in Urdinarrain Entre Ríos, Argentina

December 13, 2012

by Seb Perez

Last week I went to one of the most unique junkyards in Argentina. A junkyard called “The child” (desarmadero el nene). This junkyard is located in Urdinarrain in the province of Entre Rios, only 280 km away from Buenos Aires. The owner, Oscar, is a very friendly guy with a deep passion for classic cars, and junk cars. Oscar told me a bit about the history of his place. He started 20 years ago, a quite young junkyard actually, considering that most junkyards exist as long as we have cars around. He decided to specialize in antique and classic cars and searched and bought almost everything he could find in the area. By now he says “if is not here, you wont find it anywhere in the region, maybe even not in the whole country”

 

There are not so many “survivors” in Argentina. Most cars were used, modified and crushed along the decades, due to iron shortages. Argentina went also through many economic crises and every time many classic cars were sold abroad.

 

After exchanging many stories with Oscar, he allowed me to access the junkyard with no restrictions and to take as many pictures as I desired.

The weather was not the best. As you’ll see in the pictures it was a cloudy afternoon. For a moment it started to rain but lucky me, it immediately stopped. I hoped for a great warm summer sunset light for the pictures. May be next time!

 

A very amazing thing about this junkyard is the variety of makes and models. It truly represents Argentina´s car history. A mixture of American and European cars. Many of them, like the Ford Falcon (among the Americans) and the Peugeot 504 (among the Europeans) were built for decades using the original bodies with minor facelifts.

 

Another great car to be found in “Desarmadero El Nene” is the the argentine Torino, based on the American Rambler with a body lifting by Pininfarina.

 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I’ll be sharing more soon!

 

1975 Jeep Pickup

 

1972 Ford Pickup

 

1970 Peugeot 504

 

1969 IKA Torino

 

1964 Ford Falcon Futura

 

1957 Chevrolet Truck

 

1928 Ford model A

Florent Beauchemin December 13, 2012 at 6:06 am

Very nice! Please post some more!

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:40 am

More coming soon! That’s for sure!

Maximiliano December 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Estimados Amigos cuando estén por Buenos Aires y si aún están pasen por el Museo del Automóvil de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, contactense conmigo y los llevo de recorrida es de una familia amiga y está buenísimo. Saludos Maxi

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:27 am

Hola Maximiliano. Que pena no haberlo sabido antes. Estuve 2 semanas en Buenos Aires y hubiese tenido tiempo de ver mas cosas. La próxima vez que uno de nosotros vaya para allá, te avisamos y nos vemos.
Saludos,
Seba

Tony Durham December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hey Guys…. just love what you’re doing on this website and your blog. Please don’t stop!

Tony

Seb December 15, 2012 at 2:26 am

Hi Tony! thanks a lot for your feedback! Feedbacks like yours keep us going!

Lewis Jackson June 7, 2013 at 1:18 am

Will he ship parts to the u.s??

Seb June 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I don’t think so. Exporting in Argentina can be very complicated and expensive.

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