795 Articles by Phillip
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Junkyard Gem: 1981 Ford LTD Country Squire

The largest of three different sizes of Ford wood-lined wagon for 1981

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Junkyard Gem: 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line

The Vue Red Line had horns and a pitchfork, while the Vue Green Line had a halo

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Junkyard Gem: 1991 Mazda Navajo

The elusive Mazda-badged Ford Explorer, found in Colorado

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Mazda MPV 4WD

Mazda's minivan based on the 929 luxury sedan, equipped with the rare 4WD option

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Junkyard Gem: 1967 Ford Fairlane Ranchero

A rare example of the one-year-only Fairlane Ranchero, found in a Colorado boneyard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback

The last model year for the first-generation Celica

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Jeep Cherokee

One of the early Chrysler-built XJ Cherokees, found in Colorado

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Junkyard Gem: 1978 Datsun 510 Wagon

Nissan offered three different wagon models here in 1978. Here's a used-up example of the medium-sized one.

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Junkyard Gem: 2001 Acura MDX

The first model year for Honda's first properly bulky SUV

Junkyard Gem: 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Z66

The "premium on-road" version of the early Avalanche, now retired in Colorado.

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV

The first model year for the distinctive GM "Dustbuster" minivan.

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Junkyard Gem: 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati

The Italian Chrysler LeBaron, rival to the Cadillac Allanté

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Junkyard Gem: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E with 347,339 miles

A W124 E-Class sedan that drove the equivalent of 14 times around the world

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Junkyard Gem: 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

The first year for what turned out to two decades of the rounded-off Grand Marquis

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Junkyard Gem: 1996 Toyota Tercel with 360,459 miles

A really cheap econobox gets the last laugh

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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Mazda 323 DX Wagon

One of the very few 323 wagons sold in the U.S., now awaiting The Crusher near Denver

Junkyard Gem: 2000 Honda Passport 4WD

This Isuzu Rodeo twin was found in a Colorado wrecking yard

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Junkyard Gem: 1971 Ford Econoline E-300 SuperVan

A hard-working Ford one-ton cargo van, with V8 engine and 3-on-the-tree manual.

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