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Junkyard Gem: 1971 Ford LTD Brougham 2-Door Hardtop

Dearborn's rival for the rakish Chevy Impala coupes of '71.

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Subaru GL Sedan

A front-wheel-drive Subaru Leone with pricey options, plus a few bullet holes

Junkyard Gem: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190D

A rare example of the oil-burning Mercedes-Benz W201, ancestor of the C-Class

Junkyard Gem: 1983 Toyota Celica GT Coupe

Toyota's affordable sporty car of the early 1980s

Junkyard Gem: 1957 Mercury Montclair Phaeton Sedan

Mercury's ornate hardtop sedan for '57, equipped with the mighty Turnpike Cruiser V8

Junkyard Gem: 1956 Buick Special 4-Door Sedan

The most affordable Buick of 1956, now used-up and shot full of holes in Colorado.

Junkyard Gem: 1978 Volkswagen Transporter

It was a happy Colorado tourist bus… until the engine caught on fire.

Junkyard Gem: 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser

The middleweight among the three sizes of Olds wagons available in 1986

Junkyard Gem: 1995 Eagle Vision TSi

The only descendant of the Renault-derived Eagle Premier to get Eagle badges.

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Saab 900 4-Door Sedan

The cheapest Saab four-door Americans could buy in 1987.

Junkyard Gem: 1984 Buick Skyhawk Custom Sedan

If Cadillac could sell a Chevy Cavalier sibling in the 1980s, so could Buick

Junkyard Gem: 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, Rocky Mountain Rambler 500 Edition

This Tahoe belongs in the apocalyptic motor pool of the Lord Humungus

Junkyard Gem: 1976 Honda Civic Hatchback

First-generation Civics have become nearly impossible to find in car graveyards

Junkyard Gem: 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES Sedan

Mitsubishi's luxury sedan for the 1990s

Junkyard Gem: 1977 Ford Pinto Wagon

Ford offered new wagons in three sizes in 1977. Here's the smallest one

Junkyard Gem: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

An example of the first model year for Chevy's Mustang fighter, hidden away in Colorado

Junkyard Gem: 1999 Mazda 626 with manual transmission

Mazda6 predecessor is equipped with a transmission unavailable in many competitors

Junkyard Gem: 2000 Kia Sephia Sedan

An example of the second generation of Kia's first US-market car.

Junkyard Gem: 1996 Nissan Quest XE with 338,549 miles

The Ford-built Nissan twin to the Mercury Villager

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