The scrappage scheme wasn't about going green, it was to prop up the car industry during the economic downturn. it's well documented that scrapping old cars and building new ones is more polluting than keeping an old one going. (by the way, the carbon footprint of a toyota pious over an average lifetime is the same as a discovery 3 because of the immense polution in it's build and destruction)
I was at a scrappies the other day getting some bits for my saab (which uses more fuel than my 130 landie!). They had an immaculate BMW 750 being scrapped. Fit it with gas and keep it on the road and you have yourself a very nice, and environmentally friendly luxury saloon.
The scrappie told me they also had a mint split screen morris minor come in. I don't know why the garage didn't just buy it off the woman that bought it in! It was her husbands pride and joy but when he died she just decided to trade it in for a nice little runabout.
I also heard of a bristol being scrapped. to a classic car fan like me it's pretty heart breaking. for goodness sake, I'll give you 2 grand for them!!!!
landie 130 300Tdi
1990 Landcruiser H60. Full rebuild completed 2014
2012 Hilux, mountain top and bedrug with GG AT2s