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Junkyard Gem: 1982 Nissan Stanza XE 4-door hatchback

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Junkyard Gem: 1982 Dodge B250 Ram Wagon with 4-on-the-floor manual

There was a time, prior to the rise of the minivan, when Detroit pitched its full-sized passenger vans as very large and thirsty station wagons. At the same time, most of those vans came with manual transmissions and straight-six engines as base equipment (nearly all buyers after about 1970 paid extra for automatics and V8s, of course). Today’s Junkyard Gem,

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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Chevrolet Chevette 2-Door Hatchback

1984 was a very exciting model year for The General’s Chevrolet Division. After skipping 1983, the completely redesigned new Corvette hit showrooms, and reviewers were ecstatic. Finally, a Corvette that could take on a road course right out of the box! Lost in all the excitement was the fact that the Corvette would be sold side-by-side with another rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet, an

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Junkyard Gem: 1988 Acura Integra LS Liftback Sedan

Years before Toyota and Nissan brought the Lexus and Infiniti brands to North America, Honda created its Acura luxury division. When the first Acuras showed up here in 1986, there were two models: the Legend midsize luxury sedan, developed in partnership with Rover, and the Civic-based Integra. Today’s Junkyard Gem is one of those first-generation Integras, found in a Northern

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Junkyard Gem: 1985 BMW 635CSi

During the middle 1980s, well-heeled American car shoppers wishing to drive a flashy, powerful coupe had plenty of tempting options. Detroit would sell you an Eldorado or Mark VII, for example, while Mercedes-Benz offered a two-door version of the mighty W126 proto-S-Class and Jaguar had the XJS with two doors and a V12 under the hood. If you wanted the evilest-looking new

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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Toyota Camry Wagon

Toyota first brought the Camry to the United States as a 1983 model, and that first-generation car was available in sedan and liftback form (if you want to be picky about Camry generations, the true first-generation Camry was a Celica-based sedan available only in Japan). When the next-generation Camry appeared here as a 1987 model, the liftback was dropped and a

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Junkyard Gem: 1986 Nissan SE 4×4 Truck

Nissan did well selling small Datsun pickups in the United States beginning in the 1960s, with the 520, 620 and 720 generations providing tough competition for such rivals as the Toyota Hilux, Ford Courier/Mazda B-Series, Chevrolet LUV/Isuzu P’up and Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup. A few years after the “Name Is Nissan” ditching of the Datsun name here, the 720’s replacement arrived.

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Junkyard Gem: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD

Car shoppers in the United States were able to buy the proto-S-Class W126 Mercedes-Benz beginning in 1980 and continuing through 1991, and I’ve documented quite a few of these luxurious machines in forced retirement. Other than a gray-market 280 SEL and a pair of beat-up 300 SDs with a half-million miles apiece, all of those discarded W126s have had gasoline-fueled

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Junkyard Gem: 1988 Chevrolet Spectrum Sport Coupe

Before General Motors created the Geo brand for cars built or designed by its overseas partners, the Chevrolet Division put its badges on U.S.-market versions of the Toyota Corolla Sprinter, the Suzuki Cultus and the Isuzu Gemini. Those cars were known as the Nova, the Sprint and the Spectrum, and all became Geos starting with the 1989 model year. Today’s

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Junkyard Gem: 1989 Subaru GL Sedan

The Leone is the car that turned Subaru from the butt of jokes into a respected brand in the United States, and it was available here from 1972 all the way through the very last 1994 Loyales. As the 1980s went on, the four-wheel-drive wagon versions became most popular among American Subaru shoppers, but hatchbacks, coupes, sedans and even pickups

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Junkyard Gem: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190D

Mercedes-Benz didn’t start using the C-Class designation until the 1994 model year, when the first W202-platform cars arrived in showrooms. The W202’s C-Class-in-all-but-name predecessor was the very successful W201, sold here for the 1984 through 1993 model years. In this series, we’ve seen an example of the most common early variety of U.S.-market W201, the gasoline-fueled 190E, as well as

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Junkyard Gem: 1986 Chevrolet Sprint Plus

General Motors sold second- and third-generation Suzuki Cultuses with Geo or Chevrolet Metro badging in the United States from 1989 through 2001 model years, and we’ve all seen plenty of those cars on the street over the years. The first-generation Cultus was sold here as well, with Chevrolet Sprint badges, and I’ve found a rare example of the Sprint five-door hatchback

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Junkyard Gem: 1982 Buick Riviera Diesel Coupe

After appending the Riviera name to various cars during the 1950s, Buick finally made the Riviera a model in its own right for the 1963 model year. Seven more generations of Buick’s rakish personal luxury coupe followed over the next 36 years, but only one ever had an oil-burning engine available from the factory. Today’s Junkyard Gem is one of

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Junkyard Gem: 1980 Pontiac Phoenix LJ Hatchback

The car-building world was rushing headlong into front-wheel-drive by the late 1970s, eager to reap the weight-saving and space-enhancing benefits of front-drive designs. General Motors designed an innovative FWD platform to replace the embarrassingly outdated Chevrolet Nova and its siblings, and that ended up being the Chevrolet Citation. The other US-market GM car divisions (except Cadillac) got a piece of

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Junkyard Gem: 1980 BMW 320i

BMW is on the seventh generation of the 3 Series by now, with curb weights 50% higher and horsepower levels 50% to 400% greater than what we saw when the very first 320i two-door sedans showed up at American BMW dealerships in late 1976. The E21-platform 320i stayed on sale here until the soon-to-be-legendary E30 replaced it for the 1984

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Junkyard Gem: 1981 Ford LTD Country Squire

Ford began using the Country Squire name to designate the top trim level of its biggest station wagon models back in the 1950 model year, with Country Squire production continuing all the way through the last of the squared-off Ford LTD Crown Victorias in 1991. All Country Squires had wood (1950-1951) or “wood” (1952-1991) body trim, and so many were

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