"Zombie Car" Abandoned in China

Old abandoned car overgrown with ivy finally gets towed after sitting on China street for over a year.

By Alaia Howell
|  Friday, Oct 18, 2013  |  Updated 1:25 PM CDT
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"Zombie Car" Abandoned in China

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A parked car in Huayang village, in China's Suchuan province, is overgrown with ivy after having been abandoned for over a year.

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China’s Sichuan province has said farewell to an abandoned van dubbed "Zombie Car" just in time for Halloween.

Completely engulfed in ivy, the vehicle was towed away on Friday—foliage and all—after police had trouble removing the thick, prickly vines, NBC News reported

The car has attracted loads of attention since it was abandoned sometime last year. Photos showing its shrubbery have gone viral.

Officials reportedly traced the license plate number back to original owner Wang Ping, who told police that he sold the vehicle three years ago but couldn’t remember the buyer.

Abandoned cars are colloquially known as “jiangshiche” or “zombie cars” in China.

Check out more photos of the car below, courtesy of CFP:

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