rattle-trap

rattle-trap

n. a rattly (old) car; any rattly vehicle. I hear Ted’s rattle-trap in the driveway.
References in classic literature ?
To me she was not an old rattle-trap carting about the world a lot of coal for a freight--to me she was the endeavor, the test, the trial of life.
Leave all your rattle-traps behind you: to be overhauled, if necessary, at his honor the admiral's discretion.
The program already has replaced some real rattle-trap stoves, installer Matthew Clement of Ambassador Piping said.
That's to take nothing away from the genuine heroes - but if they could have called on the go-anywhere off-roader of today as opposed to the rattle-trap of yesteryear, there wouldn't have been so many loosened fillings to add to all the discomfort.
Now Preston, as "Post" readers will know, is the place where those travelling to Liverpool from the North must change to the clapped out old rattle-traps that will, with a bit of luck and a fair wind, bring them into the city.