Abandoned Motors At Makeshift Car Graveyards

  

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Leaves and forest foliage claim abandoned motors at makeshift car graveyards. German photographer Dieter Klein travels the world to find vintage automobiles left to rust in leafy forests and fields. The mysterious graveyards host a range of cars, including a rare Jaguar XK120, which, if restored, could be worth £82,000, and a fleet of vehicles used by the Allies in the Second World War. The cars, often with doors, tires or windows missing, are parked on the forest floor as nature reclaims them. Dieter, 57, from Cologne, first came across a Citroen truck that had been dumped in a bush six years ago. After witnessing how the foliage had grown in and around the man-made machine, Dieter was hooked and began to track down other unusual resting places. Here: Part of the sculpture park which contains 50 cars, 2012, Sweden. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Seemingly camouflaged cars are stacked on top of each other causing them to blend in with the landscape, in 2013, France. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Part of the sculpture park which contains 50 cars, 2012, Sweden. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Part of the sculpture park which contains 50 cars, 2012, Sweden. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Grass grows tall around the abandoned motors, 2014, Oklahoma. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Old motors are abandoned in a dusty field in 2014, Arizona. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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The individual parts cannot be seen after years of abandonment, in 2013, France. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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The three cars have rusted over time, in 2014, Oklahoma. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Two old cars are kept into a barn, in 2014, Arizona. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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The car’s paint has dulled over time, in 2014, Colorado. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Dozens of cars line a pathway in a forest, in 2013, in France. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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The sun sets over dozens of abandoned cars, in 2014, Colorado. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Old-fashioned motors are abandoned with school buses, in 2014, Texas. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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A “Stop” sign is seen near an abandoned motor, in 2013, in France. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Moss grows on an old-fashioned motor, in 2014, Oklahoma. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Moss grows on an old-fashioned motor, on October 31, 2013, in Germany. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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A Ford Taunus, sold between 1939 to 1949 looks worse for wear, on February 15, 2015, in Germany. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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A yellow and black card has been battered by the elements, on February 27, 2015, in Germany. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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A rusty red car is abandoned in a forest, in 2014, Germany. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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A rusty yellow car abandoned by Allied forces after the Second World War, in 2012, Belgium. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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Part of the sculpture park which contains 50 cars, 2012, Sweden. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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