Abandoned Vehicles

A gallery of abandoned vehicles, including automobiles, boats, and tractors, in the United States.


1976 Beechcraft C23 Sundowner 180

The Beechcraft C23 Sundowner 180, a model from around 1976, lies abandoned in the overgrowth at a seldom-used airfield in Johnson County, Kentucky. This airstrip, inaugurated in 1964, was once a bustling center for commercial aviation. However, it lost its prominence after the establishment of Big Sandy Regional Airport in 1986, which effectively replaced it as the region’s aviation hub.

The Beechcraft C23 Sundowner 180 is a light, single-engine aircraft, renowned for its durability and ease of flying. Introduced in the mid-1970s as part of Beechcraft’s Musketeer series, it features a four-seat configuration, making it suitable for both flight training and personal use. Its 180 horsepower engine provides a balance of power and efficiency, offering a cruising speed around 120 knots. The Sundowner 180 is particularly noted for its spacious cabin and good visibility, making it a popular choice among private pilots.


Buick Park Avenue

The Buick Park Avenue, a model of automobile by General Motors under the Buick brand, epitomized luxury and comfort in the American automotive market primarily during the 1990s and early 2000s. Initially introduced as a trim level of the Buick Electra, the Park Avenue became a distinct model in 1991, renowned for its spacious and plush interior, smooth ride, and conservative yet elegant styling. The Park Avenue, named after the famous New York City boulevard, symbolized a blend of traditional American luxury with a nod towards more contemporary design elements, making it a popular choice among consumers seeking a premium full-size sedan.

Buick Skyhawk

The Buick Skyhawk was an automobile produced by Buick between 1975-89, with the first generation (1975-80) being a two-door hatchback while the second generation (1982-89) featured a two-door sedan and hatchback and a four-door sedan and station wagon.


C/K 10

The Chevrolet C/K series of trucks were manufactured by General Motors’ Chevrolet and GMC divisions between 1960 and 2002.


The Chevrolet Chevelle was a mid-sized automobile produced by General Motors’ Chevrolet from 1964 to 1978 and included coupes, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons.


The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic sports car manufactured by General Motors’ Chevrolet division since 1953.


The Chevrolet Impala was a full-sized car manufactured by General Motor’s Chevrolet division between 1958-85, 1994-96, and 2000-20. It served as the brand’s flagship passenger car.


Chevrolet S-10 is a compact pickup truck produced by General Motors’ Chevrolet and was the first domestically built compact pickup of the “big three” American automakers. It was produced from 1981-2004 in North America. For North America, it was replaced by the Chevrolet Colorado and other variants, and while the S-10 name is still used in other regions, it is based upon the Colorado.

Dodge Omni

The Dodge Omni and the nearly identical Plymouth Horizon was subcompact car produced by Chrysler between 1978 and 1990. They were the first front-wheel drive economy cars assembled in the United States.

Fire Trucks


B Series

The Ford B Series was a bus chassis manufactured by the Ford Motor Company between 1948 and 1998. It was a variant of the medium-duty F series and were often paired with bus bodies from the Blue Bird Corporation, among other second-stage manufacturers.

F Series

International Loadstar

The International Loadstar was a series of trucks produced by International Harvester from 1962 to 1978. It was offered as a “Schoolmaster” cowled school bus chassis. In 1978, International introduced the medium-duty S-series, consolidating the Loadstar and Fleetstar into a single-model family.

The Schoolmaster 1603, 1703, 1803, and 1853 were cowl-chassis models for school bus-type bodies, while the 1853 was also available as a forward control bare chassis for flat-nosed bodies.


Cherokee (SJ)

The Jeep Cherokee (SJ) was produced from 1973-83 by American Motor’s division Jeep. It was based on the Wagoneer.

Wagoneer (SJ)

The Jeep Wagoneer (SJ) was produced from 1962-91 by American Motor’s division Jeep. The 4WD vehicle remained in production for 29 model years with an almost unchanged body structure.



Jeep Station Wagon

The Willys Jeep Station Wagon, introduced in 1946 by Willys-Overland Motors, holds the distinction of being one of the first mass-produced all-steel station wagons in the United States. Designed by industrial designer Brooks Stevens, this vehicle was built on the chassis of the Willys Jeep, leveraging the rugged, reliable reputation established by the Jeep’s military service during World War II. The Willys Jeep Station Wagon was initially powered by a 2.2-liter, inline-four engine, known as the “Go Devil,” which was also used in the wartime Jeep. It featured a distinctive, flat-front, vertical grille design and came with either two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD), the latter being added to the lineup in 1949.




Honda XL250 Motorbike



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I need to know where some of these abandoned cars are in WV, please! A lot of the pics don’t say.

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