Subaru sold the versatile Leone in the United States starting with the 1972 1400, with sales continuing until the final 1994 Loyale left its showroom. Over the decades, Leones were available as sedans, wagons, hatchbacks, pickups and coupes, with front-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. We just saw a used-up 1989 Leone sedan with naturally-aspirated engine and
What is an art car? It could be a BMW race car decorated by a famous artist, a Burning Man-style Toyota van completely covered with glued-on three-dimensional decor, a Volvo converted into a cryptic rolling religious mural, an “Adventure Reform Van” with elaborate Sharpie patterns, or an exercise in extreme customization performed by an owner
BMW has been selling new 3 Series cars in the United States since the first examples of the E21 showed up here in 1976. Those Bavarians are on their seventh generation of 3 Series now (the G20), but the junkyard 3 Series world in this country is currently making a shift to the early E90
This series is about automotive history as seen through vehicles at the ends of their lives, and the history of the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation is an especially fascinating one. We admired a 1947 Frazer Manhattan in a Denver boneyard a year ago, and today we’ll take a look at another Kaiser-Frazer product that appeared at a
Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
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There’s no question that Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Toyota dominate the standings in the Junkyard Gem Intergalactic Odometer Hall of Fame, and I don’t even bother to document most of the Camrys and Accords I find with better than 300,000 miles showing on their odometers. Subarus that have attained the 300K-mile mark are much rarer
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Sales of small import cars in the United States — particularly the Volkswagen Beetle but also a new crop of Japanese machinery — became too big for Detroit to ignore by the late 1960s. General Motors brought over Opel Kadetts from its European operations and Ford did the same with the Cortina, but homegrown subcompacts
When the time came for British Leyland to replace the aging Triumph TR6, a machine that was both affordable and didn’t compete directly for sales with the BL-built MG MGB, MG Midget and Triumph Spitfire was needed. This car was the radically styled TR7, which first went on sale in the United States as a 1975
The Honda Civic made its US-market debut as a 1973 model and is now in its eleventh generation. The third- and fourth-generation Civics, introduced here as 1984 and 1988 models, respectively, were instrumental in putting Honda into the car-sales big leagues here, with demand so strong that new Civics often sold for well over sticker