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1996 was the final year for Camry wagons in North America.

1996 was the final year for Camry wagons in North America.

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This car survived several normal lifetimes before its retirement in Colorado.

With a homemade back window, field-expedient rust repair, and better than 300,000 miles on the clock, this mean-looking 1993 Honda Civic has some stories to tell.

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One of the last MGBs ever made, found in a Denver wrecking yard

One of the last MGBs ever made, found in a Denver wrecking yard.

The luxury Kia with the Jagcedes-Benz face, now crashed and scrapped

The luxury Kia with the Jagcedes-Benz face, now crashed and scrapped.

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Early Mustangs (and Camaros) are extremely hard to find in U-Wrench-It yards.

A 1965 Ford Mustang hardtop photographed in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

Mercury's version of the Ford Pinto Runabout, now discarded in Colorado

Mercury's version of the Ford Pinto Runabout, now discarded in Colorado.

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One of the final Neons manufactured, now awaiting the crusher.

A last-year-of-production 2005 Dodge Neon SXT, in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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62 horsepower, four-speed manual transmission, indestructible.

A 1979 Mercedes-Benz 240D W123, which should have been immortal, ends up in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard with a mere 247,348 miles on the odometer.

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The current Challenger has a lot of Mercedes-Benz DNA, but this one is all Mitsubishi

A very rare 1981 Dodge Challenger (which was a rebadged Mitsubishi Galant Lambda) in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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GM didn't see fit to make an Aveo SS, so this car's last owner did.

Proof that you can customize any car, this 2005 Chevrolet Aveo now resides in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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V12 engine, soft top, big price tag… but now fully depreciated.

A 1990 Jaguar XJ-S convertible, found in a Denver-area self-service junkyard.

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Buick's allegedly sporty small personal luxury coupe of the mid-1980s

Buick's allegedly sporty small personal luxury coupe of the mid-1980s.

Come for the teal car in a junkyard, stay for the odd Batman-inspired ad

The early 1990s called, and they want this car to get crushed.

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The top-of-the-line Plymouth sedan for '51, now retired at age 67.

A 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook sedan in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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The Oldsmobile sibling to the Chevy Caprice coupe, now discarded

Here's a no-rust coupe in a California self-service wrecking yard.

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A late example of the first generation of the BMW 5-Series

A rare example of a late-production BMW E12 5-Series, spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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When you want a Honda 2-seater but the Del Sol is too cramped.

When you have a Sawzall and a welder on one side of the garage, a case of Natty Light on the other, this is what can happen.

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Saab's turbocharged 5 Series rival, now discarded in California

Saab's turbocharged 5 Series rival, now discarded in California.

Chevy Nova-based Seville sold well but damaged the Cadillac brand

Before there was the Chevrolet Cavalier-based Cadillac Cimarron, there was the Chevrolet Nova-based Seville. Here's a rare first-year Seville in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard.

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The twin-turbocharged Italian coupe of the Decade of Greed.

Here's a 1984 Maserati Biturbo that lived long enough to make it to a California wrecking yard.

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One of the last U.S.-market Mitsubishi luxury sedans

One of the last of the U.S.-market Mitsubishi luxury sedans.

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