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With 311,428 miles on the clock, it was just getting broken in.

Made when American car shoppers still wanted big rear-wheel-drive station wagons, this Arctic White 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300TE drove well over 300k miles before it reached the end of its road.

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The unibody commuter Land Rover, now discarded

The first of the compact-SUV Land Rovers, the Freelander didn't sell in huge numbers and didn't hold its value very well. Here's one that made it to age 14 before ending up in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard.

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It was Preston Tucker’s personal car until 1955, when he sold it to the future governor of Arkansas, a Rockefeller.

Chassis No. 1029 was originally painted in 500 Grey and made a cameo in the 1988 Francis Ford Coppola film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," starring Jeff Bridges.

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The only surviving member of the marque's first commercial car could fetch $1.5 million.

The G1 was built to support Alfa Romeo's racing activities and was marketed to the same upscale clientele as Rolls-Royce, Hispano Suiza and others.

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It's one of the most rare and coveted prewar sports cars.

It's one of the most rare and coveted prewar sports cars.

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The former Led Zeppelin frontman owned this car from the early 1970s until 1986.

"Goldfinger" meets Led Zeppelin.

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Mid-1970s Cheetah looked like a Meyers Manx buggy on steroids that ate Jeep CJ-7s for breakfast.

Lamborghini unveiled a prototype named LM001 at the 1981 Geneva Auto Show that took the Cheetah concept a step further with an updated look.

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Here's what happens when an old Japanese car parks near the ocean.

Once a sporty status symbol, this 1981 Datsun 280ZX spent too many years parked near the Pacific and rusted from the top down.

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Barn finds, Camaros, Corvettes, Mustangs, Pontiacs, Mopars and more

Barn finds, Camaros, Corvettes, Mustangs, Pontiacs, Mopars and more

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Yes, Pontiac was still making 6000s in 1991.

We think of the Pontiac 6000 as an intensely 1980s machine, but GM kept building these cars through the 1991 model year. Here's a very rare '91 6000 LE, spotted in a Phoenix self-service wrecking yard.

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Motor Trend Car of the Year for '89, now fallen on hard times.

Ford's supercharged Thunderbird for 1989 came with all sorts of high-performance hardware.

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The design evolution of a beloved brand.

The design evolution of a beloved brand.

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Mercedes preps for the next-generation G-Class by counting down the top nine moments in G history.

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Its owner found a love that was gonna last.

Owner's previous Corvette had 342,000 miles.

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Not the first car, but the first closed-cockpit version.

The DeltaWing was awesome, but far too weird for its original purpose.

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This is 18 inches of the track's surface — and it didn't start out as brick.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn't actually start off as a brick surface.

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After nearly 40 years, this Accord is retiring.

The first-generation Honda Accord was one of the most numerous cars on California roads.

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He revived Porsche's fortunes — and saved the 911 — in the '80s.

He revived Porsche's fortunes — and saved the 911 — in the '80s.

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While the Fiero doesn’t have the McLaren F1 pedigree, it does share something with the supercar's designer.

Hulki Aldikacti and his team on the Pontiac Fiero created what might have been an engineering approach well ahead of its time.