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Junkyard Gem: 1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4MATIC Wagon

Two tons of all-wheel-drive Stuttgart longroof from the turn of the century, now marooned in a California car graveyard.

Junkyard Gem: 1947 Frazer Manhattan

It's one of the earliest products of Kaiser-Frazer

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Junkyard Gem: 1988 Honda Accord DX sedan with 513,519 miles

That's more than 15,000 miles of driving for each year since it left the assembly line in Saitama

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Junkyard Gem: 1962 Rambler Classic 6 Custom Club Sedan

The early Classic was one of of AMC's biggest sellers

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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Volvo 760 Turbo

The alleged replacement for the the 240 Turbo, which stayed in production anyway

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Junkyard Gem: 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

It's a trip back in time to the 1960s, right down to the carbureted American Motors V8

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Junkyard Gem: 1978 Plymouth Volaré Wagon

A Malaise Era compact wagon in glorious brown, now facing the crusher in Colorado

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Ford Pinto Runabout

One of the very last Pintos to roll off the assembly line, from the last few days of production.

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Junkyard Gem: 1955 Mercury Montclair Coupe

The top-of-the-line Mercury for 1955, complete with Continental kit and wild two-tone interior.

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Suzuki Sidekick Convertible

Remember the Geo Tracker? This was the Suzuki-badged version

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Junkyard Gem: 2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS Wagon

The last model year for a true Hyundai station wagon in North America

Junkyard Gem: 1979 Datsun King Cab Pickup

Still a tiny two-seat pickup, but with storage space behind the seats.

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Junkyard Gem: 1982 Volvo 244 DL

Another sturdy Swedish brick has gone to Valhalla

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Junkyard Gem: 1989 Cadillac Allanté

The most expensive Cadillac of 1989, built in both Turin and Hamtramck

Junkyard Gem: 1997 Saturn SC1

Saturn's plastic-bodied sporty coupe, now in a Denver-area car graveyard.

Junkyard Gem: 1937 Hudson Terraplane

Probably converted into a pickup to get better gas-rationing coupons during World War II

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Junkyard Gem: 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV

Because America needed a 4,800-pound coupe with a 7.5-liter engine in 1972

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Junkyard Gem: 1981 Fiat Spider 2000

Fiat had one foot out the North American door by 1981, but you could still buy a new 124 Sport Spider

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Junkyard Gem: 1949 Willys-Overland "Jeep" Truck

With four-wheel-drive, flathead engine, and three-on-the-floor manual transmission.

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