“Every car has a story”, although some lifetimes of some individual vehicles are much more eventful than others. When looking at older cars I’m often left wondering about their ownership history. Who owned it and where? What type of people were this car’s daily occupants? When looking at the ravaged interior of this Lincoln Navigator, I’m left wondering what the hell went on in this car.
Given how clean the exterior looks for a nearly 20-year old car, the interior is a complete nightmare. Much of it, is of course litter and accumulated wear, but a cracked center console? Whoever was the final owner of this car sure liked it rough.
i get that a lot i walk in to a scrap yard and see some of these perfect vehicles with nothing wrong thinking what brought them hear why would these people not fix this up whatt made the owners decide to just junk it
impound is one reason.
Might have left a dog in there alone. Looks like specific spots (with specific smells) got chewed. Elbow places and knee places.
Yes, this looks like the handiwork of a furry friend.
+2 – This looks like the work of a dog with separation anxiety. One of mine chewed nearly through a seatbelt once, and luckily nothing else–not that he wouldn’t have worked his way up to seats if we’d left him long enough.
I once had a customer order all the wheel flairs, both bumper covers and all the body side moldings for his Quantum. He locked his dog in his garage with the car parked inside. Everything was chewed up.
That’s not a common car to chew.
Yep. I had a dog try to chew his way out of a ’50s Bedford farm truck. We’d put him in there to keep him safe from floodwaters. Tough seats, but he still tore through one.
I have to agree with you cause somewhere in America is my ’99 Kia Sportage which was only a few months old and my beagle had a hearty snack on half of the back seat in just under fifteen minutes.
Yep..it sure looks like the work of a canine!
May have been a spurned spouse’s handiwork, or that of an owner who was about to lose the vehicle to repossession.
Unfortunately, in 35 years in banking, I’ve seen both…
Dogs are a good reason for manufacturers to offer fleet trim levels.
That must have been one mean and nasty dog, but it looks like spitework from vandals- or maybe the owner had an enemy.
That’s nothing compared to my friend’s Datsun B210 (leased!) after she left her two Great Danes in it….
Was there any vinyl left? It was pretty thin on that generation of Japanese cars.
Dog ate the interior? It’s been known to happen…
“Where’s the dope ? There no dope in here, dammit ! Are you sure your contact said the last car parked on the LEFT ?”
That was my first thought too. I’ve occasionally perused the listings for cars seized by Customers and Borders, and the interior pics usually look… well, a whole lot worse than this.
That extra chrome bling around the side windows is a dead giveaway as to the type of owner this Lincoln had. As for the interior , their pit bull probably had something to do with it? Any evidence of a killer sound system install? This baby was owned by a wanna-be something , who clearly was out of his league.
‘Navigator’, ‘bling’, and ‘pit bull’ pretty much explains everything here.
Looks like a horse got in there and chewed up the sweaty, salty leather!
Recently saw a 2003 Volvo V70 wagon on Craigslist for $2000. One owner, straight, new tires, etc. Not pictured or mentioned: The back seat area was amazingly destroyed. It looked like a grizzly bear had been trapped in there! Nope, a black lab. Total deal breaker, not to mention the urine smell. My assumption is that the dog was delivering some karmic retribution for having been trapped. Wish I’d taken a picture, the damage was incredible.
Why junked? Look inside, no car dealer wanted to bother fixing it up when it was at auction, so scrapper got it. Bet it’s hard to find or too much $ to get good parts to have the interior in sellable shape.
Body panels will go to good homes at least.
My brother’s Grand Wagoneer ended up looking a lot like that inside after they’d been hauling around their menagerie of Australian shepherds for five or six years.
I can tell the owners had no taste. Anyone who chromes a B pillar has no taste.
Amen to that. Whoever ended up with this vehicle was much farther down the economic ladder than the original owner. The “stinky tree” air freshener hanging from the isrv mirror also confirms this.
Agreed. Eliminate the vertical, accentuate the horizontal – not both!
dont laugh every year or so there is a story of a black bear that somehow gets into a car and cannot get out fast enough. trashed. to. pieces. in no time.
for example check out picture #2 of 3.
I chat with a guy in Colorado. A bear got into his pretty new BMW four door and did 9 grand worth of damage. At least he had full coverage!
Looks like the handiwork of the DEA. My brother the criminal defence lawyer has numerous pictures of how some clients cars were left following a bust.
That’s why I’d never let a dog inside my car-hell no. In the bed of the truck sure, but no where they could ruin.
Also, there isn’t much sadder than a clapped out hooptie that was once a luxury car. I cringe every time I see a Caddy or Lincoln dragging ass and filled with garbage because the Payday Loan customer who now owns (?) it can’t afford or even just can’t be bothered to fix the suspension and clean it out.