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19 cars that are also American Gladiators

That should now include the new Jeep Gladiator pickup

From Nitro and Laser, to Viper and Sky, choosing the name for a new car and an American Gladiator seem to follow similar criteria. Here are 19 cars that share their name with competitors from the 1990s TV show.

Junkyard Gem: 1977 Mercury Bobcat

Mercury's version of the Ford Pinto Runabout, now discarded in Colorado

Mercury's version of the Ford Pinto Runabout, now discarded in Colorado.

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Icon and Stealth EV are building an electric Derelict Mercury

That's no V8 under the hood

Icon, a company known for its high-quality restomod vehicles, is building another Derelict, this one a 1949 Mercury coupe. While the fact Icon is building another one of its sleeper hot rods with patina isn't the most shocking, what's under the hood is. The company has teamed up with Stealth EV to turn this latest Derelict into an electric car.

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Junkyard Gem: 1970 Mercury Cougar

A first-generation Cougar (aka: the good one) now completely used up in Colorado.

A Ford Mustang under the skin, the 1967-1970 Cougar was the sportiest Mercury of its day. This ravaged '70, now residing in a Colorado wrecking yard, still shows a bit of its original glory.

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The 007 Best James Bond Cars

On the 55th anniversary of the first Bond movie.

It's the 55th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, so to celebrate here are our 007 Best James Bond Cars. 

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Junkyard Gem: 1973 Mercury Montego MX Brougham Sawzall Convertible Edition

The build quality on this homemade convertible is better than usual.

Technically speaking, this Sawzall Convertible is really a Sawzall Roadster, but we'll stick with the traditional name for a de-roofed hooptie.

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More than 800,000 Fords recalled for faulty Takata airbags

The list includes the Ford GT, Mustang, and Fusion.

This recall only affects passenger side airbags.

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The AM37 is literally the Aston Martin of boats

Grab your nautical-themed pashmina afghan

We wouldn't be surprised if Q Branch gets one for 007.

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Junkyard Gem: 1991 Mercury Capri

To Ford from Mazda via Australia.

Our favorite was the Fox-bodied version.

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West Virginia dog crashes owner's car into local Walmart

Turns out, a pair of dogs are not competent drivers.

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This Mercury Cougar Eliminator is a lovely '69 survivor

This Mercury Cougar Eliminator, dressed in sporty Competition Orange paint, is claimed to be an unrestored "survivor."

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Ford recalls 1.9m cars and crossovers for defective airbags

Yet another Takata recall, this time for passenger-side airbags.

Ford is recalling a total of 1,898,728 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, Ford Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles.

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Question of the Day: Most degraded car name?

What's the worst example of a once-great car model getting ruined?

The 1988 Pontiac LeMans? The 2004 Mercury Monterey? Something more painful?

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Is this '47 Chevrolet a rat rod or a sports car?

This is what happens when you cross a 1947 Chevrolet pickup with a 1995 Mercury Cougar.

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