FEATURE-Iraqis snap up cars from wealthy Kuwait's scrapheaps

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By Ahmad Mustafa Kuwait, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Oil-rich Kuwait's appetite for flashy new cars has always kept its scrap yards busy with motorists routinely dumping less fashionable models before snapping up the latest Mercedes, BMW or Lexus. But now Kuwait's scrap heaps are empty, thanks to motorists in impoverished neighbouring Iraq, who are willing cough up good money for even rusting hulks that no self-respecting Kuwaiti would be seen dead in. "Kuwait is now almost empty of old cars," ...

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