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The current Challenger has a lot of Mercedes-Benz DNA, but this one is all Mitsubishi

A very rare 1981 Dodge Challenger (which was a rebadged Mitsubishi Galant Lambda) in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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GM didn't see fit to make an Aveo SS, so this car's last owner did.

Proof that you can customize any car, this 2005 Chevrolet Aveo now resides in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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V12 engine, soft top, big price tag… but now fully depreciated.

A 1990 Jaguar XJ-S convertible, found in a Denver-area self-service junkyard.

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Buick's allegedly sporty small personal luxury coupe of the mid-1980s

Buick's allegedly sporty small personal luxury coupe of the mid-1980s.

Come for the teal car in a junkyard, stay for the odd Batman-inspired ad

The early 1990s called, and they want this car to get crushed.

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The top-of-the-line Plymouth sedan for '51, now retired at age 67.

A 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook sedan in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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The Oldsmobile sibling to the Chevy Caprice coupe, now discarded

Here's a no-rust coupe in a California self-service wrecking yard.

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A late example of the first generation of the BMW 5-Series

A rare example of a late-production BMW E12 5-Series, spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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When you want a Honda 2-seater but the Del Sol is too cramped.

When you have a Sawzall and a welder on one side of the garage, a case of Natty Light on the other, this is what can happen.

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Saab's turbocharged 5 Series rival, now discarded in California

Saab's turbocharged 5 Series rival, now discarded in California.

Chevy Nova-based Seville sold well but damaged the Cadillac brand

Before there was the Chevrolet Cavalier-based Cadillac Cimarron, there was the Chevrolet Nova-based Seville. Here's a rare first-year Seville in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard.

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The twin-turbocharged Italian coupe of the Decade of Greed.

Here's a 1984 Maserati Biturbo that lived long enough to make it to a California wrecking yard.

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One of the last U.S.-market Mitsubishi luxury sedans

One of the last of the U.S.-market Mitsubishi luxury sedans.

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Tape stripes, AMC straight-six, manual transmission, and 4WD

A 220k-mile 1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer in a Denver wrecking yard, complete with 5-speed and beige striping.

Based on the first-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, now discarded near Denver

This '05 near Denver is the first Chrysler Crossfire I have seen in a self-service wrecking yard, but there will be more.

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The first model year of the K-Cars, which saved Chrysler from bankruptcy.

A very rare example of the first-year Plymouth Reliant-K wagon, one of the Iacocca-era cars that spared Chrysler from being thrown on the ash heap of history.

From Lansing, Michigan to Oakland, California in 49 years.

Based on the same platform as the majestic Cadillac DeVille and Buick Electra, the 1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was a cushy dreadnaught of a luxury car. This one ends its near-half-century of life in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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Complete with the very rare Tropic Orange factory paint.

Here's a 2000 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T in the ultra-rare Tropic Orange color, spotted in a Denver self-service wrecking yard

GM's mini-Corvette for Europe, now at the end of its road in Colorado

GM's mini-Corvette for Europe, now at the end of its road in Colorado.

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Pontiac's supercharged hot rod from the turn of the century

Pontiac's supercharged hot rod from the turn of the century.

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