Junkyard Gem: 1990 Mitsubishi Precis

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In the pool of US-market badge-engineered cars of the late 20th century, you’d be hard-pressed to find one as obscure as the Precis, a Mitsubishi-badged first-generation Hyundai Excel. Here’s a 1991 Precis 3-door hatchback in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1990 Mitsubishi Precis originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 May 2018 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1997 Eagle Vision ESi

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Chrysler’s Eagle brand emerged in the aftermath of the purchase of American Motors by Chrysler in 1987, and it was supposed to be somewhat sportier and “European” than Dodge or Plymouth. Renault-based designs such as the Medallion and Premier, plus Mitsubishis such as the Talon and Summit made up most of the Eagle lineup, but the brand also got a version of the Chrysler LH: the Eagle Vision.

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Junkyard Gem: 1997 Eagle Vision ESi originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 29 May 2018 14:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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Mercedes-Benz produced the iconic R107 SL-class for nearly 20 years, and so expectations were high for its successor, the R129. Debuting in the 1990 model year, the new SL-Class looked futuristic and carried a fat price tag; here’s a used-up ’91 in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 18 May 2018 15:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 2004 Hyundai XG350

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Serious South Korean luxury in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard, this 2004 Hyundai XG350 has reached the end of its career.

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Junkyard Gem: 2004 Hyundai XG350 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 May 2018 13:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Porsche 944 with automatic transmission

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The Porsche 944 was too stiff and cramped to be a sensible commuter car, so why would anyone have thought to buy one with an automatic transmission. That’s what happened with this ’84, spotted in a San Jose, California, self-service wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Porsche 944 with automatic transmission originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 16 May 2018 14:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Ford Escort GT

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Dearborn’s answer to the European hot-hatch craze of the 1980s, the 1987 Escort GT was a lot of fun for the dollar. Here’s a fully used-up example in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Ford Escort GT originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 May 2018 15:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1966 Triumph Spitfire

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Here’s an early Triumph Spitfire from the days before British Leyland, found in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1966 Triumph Spitfire originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 1971 Renault 10

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A final-year-of-production 1971 Renault 10, featuring water-cooled rear engine, in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

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Junkyard Gem: 1971 Renault 10 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Autoblog 2018-04-17 18:38:00

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As Sir Mix-a-Lot stated so elegantly in 1992, Louis Vuitton never made a sweat suit. Louis Vuitton also never made a Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class, but that’s just what we’ve found in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard. Yes, it’s two tons of Swap Meet Louie!

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Junkyard Gem: 1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 ‘Louis Vuitton’ Edition originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Junkyard Gem: 2003 Subaru Legacy Outback H6-3.0

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Outbacks are plentiful in Denver-area wrecking yards, but H6-powered examples are hard to find. Here’s a 2003 H6-3.0 Outback that I spotted last month.

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Junkyard Gem: 2003 Subaru Legacy Outback H6-3.0 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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