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Junkyard Gem: 1979 Fiat 128 Custom Sedan

An extremely rare junkyard example of Fiat's huge-selling family econobox, built for more than 40 years around the world

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Junkyard Gem: 1977 Plymouth Volaré Sedan

Between the Valiant and Reliant came the Volaré, Plymouth's workhorse compact car of the late 1970s.

Junkyard Gem: 1978 Datsun 200SX

A battered example of Nissan's sporty rear-wheel-drive coupe of the late 1970s, found in a Denver junkyard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1985 Ford Tempo GL sedan

Early Tempos have become just about nonexistent

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Junkyard Gem: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbodiesel Wagon

This car should have lasted 100 years. At least it reached its 40th birthday.

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 GMC S-15 Jimmy 4x4

The GMC-badged version of the Chevy S-10 Blazer 4x4, and the last model year for the two-door-only Jimmy.

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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Pontiac Fiero with supercharged 3800 V6 swap

Someone managed to get the big blower engine into the car, but didn't quite finish the wiring.

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Junkyard Gem: 2002 Daewoo Lanos

One of the final Daewoo-badged cars sold in North America, now in a Colorado car graveyard.

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Junkyard Gems: 20 Greatest Japanese Wrecks

From a 1974 Datsun 260Z to a 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

We've gathered 20 of the most interesting and noteworthy Japanese cars and trucks from our long-running Junkyard Gems series.

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Junkyard Gems: 25 Greatest European Wrecks

From a 1958 Vauxhall wagon to a 2007 Mini Cooper hatchback

Here are 25 of the most interesting European junkyard gems in America. Wrecked vehicles from Germany, England, Italy and Sweden can all be found in the wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gems: 15 Greatest American Wrecks

From a 1950 Chrysler hot rod to a 2006 Pontiac Solstice

Here are 15 of our the most interesting American cars and trucks from our long-running Junkyard Gems series by resident expert Murliee Martin.

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Junkyard Gem: 1992 Pontiac Sunbird convertible, with extremely rad W25 Appearance Package

White wheels, white interior, exquisitely 1990s graphics and candy-cane-striped engine badging

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Junkyard Gem: 1992 Eagle Summit All-Wheel-Drive Wagon

One of the weirder vehicles to come out of the Mitsubishi-Chrysler partnership

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Junkyard Gem: 1998 BMW 528i

An E39 5-Series in Arktissilber-Metallic, found in a California car graveyard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1980 Datsun 4x4 King Cab Pickup

An optioned-up first-year Nissan 720 four-wheel-drive pickup, discarded in Northern California

Junkyard Gem: 1990 Volvo 240 DL sedan art car

This Volvo got some mural work before it reached the end of the road

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Junkyard Gem: 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sedan

A rare junkyard example of GM's once-common midsize sedan of the mid-1960s

Junkyard Gem: 2000 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Edition

One of the last of the Cartier Lincolns, complete with golden dash clock

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Junkyard Gem: 1978 Chevrolet Nova Coupe

GM's affordable compact coupe of the 1970s, now a very rare Junkyard Gem

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