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LEGENDARY: Man spends 10 years living in his car

For 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer, life isn't so much the open road as a parking space. For Almaguer lives in his car - and has done so since he and his wife divorced 10 years ago.

His 1967 Volkswagen Beetle spends most of its time in Apodaca on the outskirts of Monterrey in Mexico.
Oscar Almaguer and his possessions. Image: Reuters, Daniel Becerril
Oscar Almaguer and his possessions. Image: Reuters, Daniel Becerril

Almaguer keeps his belongings in the trunk, including a bucket of water for washing, some petrol and a pair of shoes.

Cutlery and a plastic cup are stored in the ceiling, while a salt-shaker, a bottle of hot sauce and a container of coffee is kept in the door.

But despite all this, the car still works - more or less.

The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model.

Instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe.

And the engine, which comes from a modern VW Sedan, is just about in decent condition - although Almaguer has to start it by short-circuiting two wires under the bonnet.

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