Junkyard Find: 1979 Ford Courier

We took a look at a Mitsubishi small pickup with Dodge badges last month, and now it's the turn of a Mazda small pickup with Ford badges. I spotted this Courier at a self-service boneyard in Carson City, Nevada, last month.

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Junkyard Find: 1952 Hudson Wasp Four-Door Sedan

The American Motors Corporation was formed by the merger of Nash-Kelvinator and the Hudson Motor Car Company in 1954. The Hudson brand went away after 1957, which means cars bearing the name of the founder of Hudson's Department Store are tough to find in junkyards today. I managed the feat on a recent trip to a Northern California car graveyard, and here's the car.

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Junkyard Find: 1976 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van

The third-generation GM G-Series van was introduced as a 1971 model, and it stayed in production in essentially the same form through 1996. Early examples of this long-lived design are tough to find these days, so I was happy to find this '76 in a North Carolina self-service yard a couple of months back.

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