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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV

The first model year for the distinctive GM "Dustbuster" minivan.

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati

The Italian Chrysler LeBaron, rival to the Cadillac Allanté

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E with 347,339 miles

A W124 E-Class sedan that drove the equivalent of 14 times around the world

Junkyard Gem: 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

The first year for what turned out to two decades of the rounded-off Grand Marquis

Junkyard Gem: 1996 Toyota Tercel with 360,459 miles

A really cheap econobox gets the last laugh

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Mazda 323 DX Wagon

One of the very few 323 wagons sold in the U.S., now awaiting The Crusher near Denver

Junkyard Gem: 2000 Honda Passport 4WD

This Isuzu Rodeo twin was found in a Colorado wrecking yard

Junkyard Gem: 1971 Ford Econoline E-300 SuperVan

A hard-working Ford one-ton cargo van, with V8 engine and 3-on-the-tree manual.

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Dodge Ram Custom 150 Pickup

A real pickup, with V8, four-on-the-floor, and rear-wheel-drive

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Honda Accord Sedan

A rare first-generation Accord in Colorado.

Junkyard Gem: 1997 Jaguar XK8 Convertible

The first model year for the big, powerful successor to the XJS

Junkyard Gem: 1990 Buick Reatta Coupe

Buick's gadget-packed two-seater.

Junkyard Gem: 1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport

AMC's sporty crossover hatchback, built 25 years ahead of its time.

Junkyard Gem: 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT

Pontiac's mid-engined sports car of the 1980s, complete with V6 and five-speed

Junkyard Gem: 1993 Buick Roadmaster Sedan

With V8 engine, couch-like seating and rear-wheel-drive, just like Great-Grandpa's Buick

Junkyard Gem: 2010 Chevrolet Impala 9C1 Police Car

Built when GM still had to compete with the Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Audi 5000 S Quattro Sedan

No worries about unintended acceleration with this one!

Junkyard Gem: 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T

The top-trim-level Avenger for '08, with screaming 1970-style Mopar graphics.

Junkyard Gem: 1978 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Fiat's lightweight, affordable sports car of the 1970s, now defunct in California.

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