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Rust in peace: Plymouth Savoy

plymouth-savoy-16We photographed this four-door Plymouth Savoy just a few yards away from the 1963 Chevrolet Impala we featured last July. Likely built in 1955 or 1956, the Savoy is one of about ten American cars ending their lives on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Like we mentioned in the Impala article, all of the cars have been there for literally decades and they were most likely stolen, taken for a joy ride and dumped aftewards, or pushed down a hill to claim insurance money. The cars are pretty well hidden and hard to access which might explain why they have never been removed. We’re willing to bet most of the folks who live in the upscale neighborhood just ten minutes away from where most of them are have no idea what lies on the other side of the road.

Held up by trees, the Savoy is on steep, slippery incline that makes photographing it an difficult experience. The carburetor and the radiator are both missing but it is mostly complete otherwise, indicating it was likely stripped on location like the rest of the cars. Time has not been kind to it, and the degradation process has been accelerated by hunters and mountain bikers who have tagged it, thrown rocks at it and used it for target practice over the years.

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