They find an abandoned dealership full of brand new Ford cars from the 80s

There are stories that repeat themselves, but they are as charming as the first of all.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
20 February 2024 Tuesday 22:24
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They find an abandoned dealership full of brand new Ford cars from the 80s

There are stories that repeat themselves, but they are as charming as the first of all. Especially when it comes to abandoned cars that are found in some inhospitable place; many times it is as if they were fresh from the factory.

These types of finds usually shake the automotive world, especially when it comes to large collections such as the 230 vehicles found in a church or models up to 100 years old abandoned on a farm.

Although this is just another story, it takes on another connotation as it is a Ford dealership closed decades ago, but which still has 0 km units in perfect condition in what was its sales room.

This case could have certain parallels with that of the abandoned dealership in Avellaneda (Buenos Aires), where cars with hardly any mileage that were more than 30 years old were found.

This place is located in the German city of Ingolstadt and despite having been abandoned a long time ago, it never made it into the news.

Those in charge of doing so were the members of the YouTube channel Auto Retro, who embarked on a 1,600 kilometer journey from the United Kingdom to locate it.

The team of youtubers found the place through Google Maps. The Street View image was eloquent and documented that the vehicles were still there. However, it had been taken more than a decade ago, meaning there was no guarantee that the situation had not changed in recent years.

The 80s were very good for Ford in Europe. The brand had widely accepted models such as the Fiesta and the Escort, which were joined by new and solid products such as the Sierra and the Scorpio in a higher step.

The brand had hundreds of dealers throughout the continent, with Germany being one of its strongest markets. One of the points of sale was this dealership in Ingolstadt, which in its heyday had more than 300 cars.

For unknown reasons the agency closed in the mid-80s, although the owner decided to continue selling cars independently.

After his death in 1994, the family sold a large part of their shares. However, six vehicles (three Ford Sierras, a Ford Escort, a Ford Fiesta and a Ford Orion) were preserved in his tribute and moved to the sales room as museum pieces.

According to Road

From that moment everything was left as it was recently found. Some models still have the plastic covering on the seats and no odometer exceeds 5 kilometers. What will happen to them is a mystery.