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New EV platform could accommodate the Kubelwagen and other classics.

New EV platform could accommodate the Kubelwagen and other classics.

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'Bud Vintage Mode' celebrates the release of Budweiser 1933 Repeal Reserve.

Sometimes, beer and cars go together well.

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The basic bike is still good for commuting.

The Super Cub was crucial for Honda's brand to get started in the U.S. market.

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Yes, even Toyota Vans got this treatment during the 1980s.

Known as the Toyota MasterAce or LiteAce elsewhere, the Toyota Van was versatile and reliable. This one has a full 1980s conversion in effect, including window blinds and custom paint.

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The Porsche Cars North America President and CEO tells us about his first American car.

'Well, we've got $1,000. What can we have?'

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A rare example of the Fox-platform Granada

The 1975-1980 Ford Granada was a descendant of the 1960s midsize Fords, but the 1981-1982 Granada was based on the same Fox platform as the Mustang, Cougar, and Fairmont. Here's one found in Colorado.

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A wagon from the twilight years of the Detroit Woodie.

During the early 1990s, not every family needing a capacious hauler opted for a minivan or SUV. Some still followed the traditions of their forefathers and bought station wagons with faux-wood exterior panels. Here's one in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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Honda's original sports coupe.

With the world's reddest interior, lots of ritzy-by-1982-standards standard features, and Accord underpinnings, this early Prelude in Wisconsin is a very rare Junkyard Gem.

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Chevrolet's rebadged Isuzu pickup, spotted in Northern California.

Chrysler had the Mitsubishi-built Plymouth Arrow small pickup, Ford had the Mazda-built Courier, and GM had the Izusu-built Chevrolet LUV. Here's a late-production example of the LUV, spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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Styled by a Russian count for America's first national park

Styled by a Russian count for America's first national park.

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This was one of L.A.'s first fire-fighting vehicles.

It's a front-wheel drive chassis towing a previously horse-drawn pump.

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This one looks like a driver that got crashed.

1968, when Chrysler's economy cars had rear-wheel-drive and immortal six-cylinder engines. This Valiant appears to have been wrecked in a chain-reaction crash.

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Vintage cars, motorcycles, aircraft and more featured at former racetrack

Brooklands Museum features classic vehicles, British aircraft and more

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50 million were built in the last 11 years.

More than 10 percent of those were built in the U.S.

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Or maybe it's just a bad odometer. You be the judge!

It's a genuine, West German-built 1982 Golf Cabriolet, found in a Denver self-service wrecking yard with nearly a million miles showing on the odometer.

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Nissan's big-selling, sporty-looking commuter car of the middle 1970s.

Better-looking than the Toyota Corolla, more reliable than the Chevrolet Vega, and nearly as cheap as the Volkswagen Super Beetle, the Datsun B210 sold in vast numbers in California. This one had a long run, and now it is set to be crushed, shredded, melted down, and shipped to a steel factory in China.

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One of the rarest of all Junkyard Gems.

Four doors, four-speed manual transmission with overdrive unit, and a turbocharged oil-burning engine driving the rear wheels. This 1983 Volvo 760GLE Turbodiesel sedan in California is now done, after 34 years.

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There were some great cars borne during the malaise of the 1970s. Cars any car enthusiast would give a limb to own. These 11 are some of the greatest.