Rust in peace: junked European classics on the outskirts of Salt Lake City

Ran When Parked

When I lived in Salt Lake City, I was constantly surprised by the rare, obscure cars I found sitting in the most random and unexpected places. An Alfetta GTV in a run-down garage a stone’s throw from downtown, a few 1960s Lancias out by the Great Salt Lake, a Renault Fuego in an Odgen junkyard, and so forth. One of the most memorable finds was uncovering over a dozen European classics hidden in a junkyard on the north end of town.

I took the photos you see below over a decade ago so I’m having a difficult time remembering exactly who told me about these cars. However, that person mentioned he used to buy parts for his Fiat 600 at the yard, and he pointed out that the place also had a few “old little French cars” laying around. Naturally, I drove over to investigate.

After checking in at the…

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