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Old 6th October 2015, 11:36   #1
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Default Sunken Treasures - Classic cars at the bottom of the sea

This wreck may give vintage car enthusiasts a sinking feeling.
Trapped beneath the waves is a trove of classic British vehicles which were lost when the cargo vessel carrying them was sunk in the Second World War.
The SS Thistlegorm, a British Merchant Navy ship, sank after it was bombed by two German planes in 1941.
The rusting 128-metre-long vessel has lain 30 metres beneath the surface of the Red Sea for 73 years.

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Old 6th October 2015, 19:42   #2
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Couldnt the tyres still be salvaged??
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Old 6th October 2015, 22:31   #3
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The rubber would deteriorate due to salt? And even then the rim sizes would not fit now a days, I think. Plus it seems to have created a reef like environment and at least for a change the automobiles seem to be adding to the environment rather than taking it away. But gives you an eerie feeling looking at them.
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Kudos ariesonu, trust you to come up with something unique once again!

BTW, do update your "beauties in the Port/customs" (similar sounding thread : you get the drift, right!) thread.
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@ KHOJ: Thanks.
Authorities has put up some strict measures on photography inside port. I have tried once & almost begged the marshal to let me go. Since then been little wary of flipping out my phone.

Will try something when the heat is low.

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Unique thread Sonu.
An underwater Vintage and Classic museum. Wonder if there are more elsewhere.
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They are military trucks and bikes, also a railway engine.

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Lets take a DIP again: From different parts of the world:
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