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Abandoned house for decades has classic cars rotting in the backyard - Watch video!

American junkyards are packed with millions of classic cars, but how did they get there?

Well, while some owners got tired of driving old cars, others discarded them simply because they were no longer reliable. But not all classics were thrown in the scrapyard, some were left behind in abandoned properties.

Many of these cars weren't in disrepair when the owners passed away or moved out and left everything behind.

Unlike cars left in junkyards, they rarely become parts donors, so they just rot away from decades of exposure to the elements.

With rural and urban exploration vlogs now more popular than ever, we've seen a lot of this lately.

And this new footage from "Urban Exploring With Kappy" shows that it's not just the mundane cars that are left behind.

Abandoned house with many classic cars in its backyard

The old house you'll see in the video below is located somewhere in New York, with a very desirable fourth-generation Lincoln Continental waiting to be rescued in its front yard.

Yep, we're talking about that cool generation that got suicide doors, spawned a four-door convertible, and served as the presidential car when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

It's also a somewhat old version, with the front panel indicating a 1962 or 1963 model year.

Unfortunately, it's pretty obvious that the Continental is in bad shape, and it's not just the vehicle's roof that's been damaged.

The engine hood is also dented and the chassis is sitting on the ground and that's bad news for the frame, which must be pretty rusty by now.

A pity, really, because not only is this example a four-door convertible, but also the brown paintwork that still adorns the body is not a very common sight.

What's more, it appears to still sport its original engine, the fourth-generation Continental was equipped with a 430-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) MEL V8 until 1966, when Ford replaced it with a 462-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) version. 6 liters).

But the Lincoln isn't the only classic left behind on this property for decades. Beside him is an old Dodge Wayfarer.

While not as iconic and desirable as the Continental, it is a short-lived model that we no longer see on public roads. Introduced in 1949, it was discontinued in 1952 without replacement.

The model was built alongside the upscale Chrysler Windsor and DeSoto Deluxe.

The Wayfarer is best known for spawning the first true roadster built by any Detroit automaker since the 1930s.

That version is rare indeed, but this 1950 model year two-door sedan was decidedly more popular with around 65,000 units sold.

All Wayfarers were equipped with a 230 cubic inch (3.8 liter) straight-six engine with 103 horsepower.

Unfortunately, a Mopar will never get a second chance at life due to its low market value.

Moving on, a third car is parked at the side of the house. This appears to be a 1980s Mercury Grand Marquis.

Introduced in 1979 as a more premium version of the Marquis, the Grand Marquis lasted until 2011.

The four-door appears to be a first-generation entry-level model and has a red interior that appears to be in good condition. But like the Wayfarer, the first-generation Grand Marquis sedans are far from desirable.

But the house itself is in much worse shape than the cars. While still full of the previous owners' personal belongings, it has clearly been vandalized and looks as if it is about to collapse. It's not hard to say that it may be slated for demolition in the future.

Check out the abandoned classic cars in the video below:

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