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Junked 1987 Mercury Topaz 4WD

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Murilee Martin

The Ford Tempo 4WD is incredibly rare, but its Mercury-badged sibling may be one of the rarest cars…in the world.

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Ford didn’t start using six-digit odometers in most cars until well into the 1990s, so we can’t say whether this car was pushing 100,000 miles or 600,000 miles when it came to this sad place.

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This car has a true all-wheel-drive system, so dry-pavement driving in the 4WD setting won’t break anything.

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A Colorado car, start to finish.

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They don’t salt the roads in Denver these days, but this car found some salt outside of town.

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I had been searching for one of these cars since I started documenting vehicle graveyards, but I never expected to find one.

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Independent rear suspension, and it appears that the rearmost part of the driveline uses a torque tube of some sort.

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A 1987 Mercury Topaz GS 4WD, found in a Denver self-service wrecking yard.

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