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Junkyard Gem: 1981 Cadillac Eldorado with V8-6-4 engine

One of the earliest attempts at cylinder deactivation. It didn't go so well.

Junkyard Gem: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 200

Sturdy W115 has four cylinders, four on the floor, retired after 48 years on the road

Junkyard Gem: 1968 Pontiac Catalina sedan

Once a big-car buyer's alternative to an Impala, now the home of many mice

Junkyard Gem: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Club Coupe

After 56 years, this rear-engined Chevy is done.

Junkyard Gem: 1982 Toyota Tercel

Toyota's front-wheel-drive miserly commuter for the early 1980s, now used up.

Junkyard Gem: 1996 Saturn SC1 with innovative custom interior

When you have a limited budget and you know you're a Saturn's final owner, this can happen.

Junkyard Gem: 1967 MG Midget

Wire wheels and no serious rust, but not worth restoring in Colorado.

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

After 321,781 miles, it was time for this tough W116 turbodiesel Benz to retire