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One of Lee Iacocca's Chrysler-saving K-Cars, now junked in Arizona

One of Lee Iacocca's Chrysler-saving K-Cars, now junked in Arizona.

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The Toyota hybrid that started it all, now discarded in a Denver wrecking yard.

The Toyota hybrid that started it all, now discarded in a Denver wrecking yard.

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One of the most sensible cars you could buy in 1965, retired at age 53

One of the most sensible cars you could buy in 1965, retired at age 53.

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It's still pretty easy to find 124 Sport Spider parts at U-Wrench yards

It's still pretty easy to find 124 Sport Spider parts at U-Wrench yards.

Even a 340-horsepower Hemi couldn't save this car from the wrecker

Even a 340-horsepower Hemi couldn't save this car from the wrecker.

This box Caprice is as used-up as a car can be

A former taxicab 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan, found in a Colorado self-service wrecking yard with 350,664 miles.

Before the Golf was ready, VW made a semi-modernized air-cooled Beetle

The Volkswagen Super Beetle had a McPherson-strut front suspension and other features meant to upgrade it from 1930s technology. Here's a 1971 Super Beetle in a Colorado wrecking yard.

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The Chrysler-badged version of the Mitsubishi Starion.

This car was sold in the United States as the Mitsubishi Starion, the Dodge Conquest, the Plymouth Conquest, and the Chrysler Conquest.

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A one-year-only special-edition PT Cruiser retires in North Carolina.

A one-year-only special-edition PT Cruiser retires in North Carolina.

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An unusually option-packed mid-1980s Subaru in Colorado.

Much more luxurious than other Subarus of its time, this 1987 GL-10 wagon was photographed in a Colorado self-service junkyard.

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Remember the Daewoo Leganza? This is what it became.

Another oddity from the far reaches of the General Motors empire.

This Jag's V12 has been replaced by a Chevrolet V8

This Jag's V12 has been replaced by a Chevrolet V8.

The last generation of rear-wheel-drive Chrysler Fifth Avenues

The final rear-wheel-drive Chrysler Fifth Avenues were siblings to the Dodge Diplomat. Here's a 1986 model with padded landau roof in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

Yes, a few Americans bought V6 Camrys with manual transmissions

This 1990 Toyota Camry in a Denver area self-service junkyard has 300,000 miles on the clock, a V6 engine, and a 5-speed manual transmission.

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The Isuzu-built Storm GSi was quick and cheap.

General Motors sold Geo-badged Isuzu Impulses as the Storm during the 1990 through 1993 model years. Here's a high-performance 1990 Geo Storm GSi in an Arizona junkyard.

A 54-year-old Buick sedan reaches the end of the road

A 54-year-old Buick sedan reaches the end of the road.

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With its bulletproof slant-6 engine, this little wagon put in 54 years of service

With its bulletproof slant-6 engine, this little wagon put in 54 years of service.

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The elusive Acura-ized Isuzu Trooper, spotted in Denver.

When Honda needed a luxury SUV in the 1990s, the Isuzu Trooper got Acura badges. Here's a 1997 Acura SLX in a Colorado wrecking yard.

A well-traveled Swedish wagon ends its career in California

Three different Volvo wagons were available in 1991, with the 740 Turbo being the most expensive. Here's a 1991 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon in a Northern California wrecking yard.

For fighting Soviets or hauling lumber, the Hilux was perfect

For fighting Soviets in Afghanistan or hauling lumber in California, the Hilux was perfect.

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225 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, and a 6-speed

225 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, and a 6-speed.

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