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A treasure trove of interesting Japanese cars and trucks

Japanese cars and trucks — particularly from brands like Honda and Toyota — enjoy a well-earned reputation for dependability and reliability. Still, the ravages of time and unforeseen events eventually befall us all. In this gallery, we've gathered together 20 of the most interesting and noteworthy vehicles from Japan in our long-running Junkyard Gems series. Resident wrecking yard expert Murilee Martin photographs these cars in junkyards all across the United States.

We've ordered them from oldest model year to newest to keep things tidy. Click on the image above to get started.

Junkyard Gems: 20 Greatest Japanese Wrecks

We've gathered 20 of the most interesting and noteworthy Japanese cars and trucks from our long-running Junkyard Gems series.

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