Since 1974 there’s a buffer zone between Southern and Northern Cyprus, controlled by the UN after the invasion of Turkey. The north is still controlled by the Turkish army while the south is controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus. Everything that once was where the buffer zone is now was simply abandoned when the buffer zone was established. That means cars as well…
Enough with the history lesson. The buffer zone is controlled by the UN and is restricted area. Complete cities are nothing more than ghost cities these days. No photographs are allowed, but they allowed a few photographers to go in and get some pictures a while back. Some of those pics are simply breathtaking and we wouldn’t want to hold them from you.
And now to the most important part of this article – the cars. All of them were simply abandoned, even brand new ones, as you can see on the pictures. Only 37 miles on the odo, incredible! Imaging being able to go in there as one of the first people, after more than 30 years and finding these treasures! It’s one big treasure hunt over there!
As you can see, there certainly were people in the mean time who found a way into the buffer zone and damaged these cars and stripped them for parts. What do you think? Any particular model in these pics you just would love to have in your garage? We would like to thank Bo de Visser for taking these exclusive pictures and Urban-Travel.org for the permission to use these pictures! Gearheads United!