677 Articles by Phillip
Junkyard Gem: 2002 Subaru Legacy L Wagon

When was the last time you saw a non-Outback Legacy wagon?

Junkyard Gem: 1991 Geo Metro LSi Convertible

The cheapest new convertible available in early-1990s America.

Junkyard Gem: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230

The German roadster popularized the retractable hardtop convertible roof

Junkyard Gem: 1967 Rambler Rebel 770 Sedan

Before there was the American Motors Matador, there was the Rambler Rebel.

Junkyard Gem: 2000 Toyota Camry LE with V6 and a manual(!)

One of the last Camrys sold in America with a V6 and three pedals, now discarded in Colorado.

Junkyard Gem: 1991 Honda Accord EX Sedan with 394,057 miles

That's more than 13,000 miles for each year of its life on the road

Junkyard Gem: 1964 Plymouth Valiant V-200 Wagon

Equipped with Leaning Tower of Power engine and pushbutton automatic.

Junkyard Gem: 1981 Chevrolet Citation Hatchback Sedan

Chevrolet's first front-wheel-drive car, and this one has a V6 and 4-on-the-floor manual

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300 TE

The E-Class wagon that followed the legendary W123

Junkyard Gem: 2006 Dodge Magnum SE

The Magnum was the last of a long line of Dodge station wagons.

Junkyard Gem: 1986 Nissan 200SX with 309,222 very hard miles

This car's final owner squeezed every last mile out of it

Junkyard Gem: 1979 MG MGB

British Leyland's fun, cheap convertible faces the crusher near Pikes Peak.

Junkyard Gem: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Nobody quite knew what to make of the SUV-ized Accord when it first appeared for the 2010 model year.

Junkyard Gem: 1979 Toyota Corolla Deluxe Liftback

One of the nicest Corollas you could buy new in 1979, now retired in Colorado.

Junkyard Gem: 2004 Saturn Vue with manual transmission

This may be the only Vue in America with both leather seats and three pedals

Junkyard Gem: 1998 Volvo S90

One of the very last rear-wheel-drive, brick-shaped Volvo sedans.

Junkyard Gem: 1983 Saab 900 Turbo 4-Door Hatchback

Much cheaper and much faster than its BMW 528e rival

Junkyard Gem: 1953 Chevrolet 210 Sawzall Roadster Conversion

Once you slice the roof off an old car, its doomsday clock starts ticking

Junkyard Gem: 2008 Saturn Astra XR 3-Door Hatchback

The Saturn-ized Opel Astra, complete with manual transmission

Junkyard Gem: 1973 Dodge Coronet Custom Sedan

Slightly more upscale than its Plymouth Satellite twin, the '73 Coronet was a very sensible midsize car.

Junkyard Gem: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Conversion

Before there was the factory convertible, there was the aftermarket Newport Conversion Engineering version.

/ 33