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This '68 Galaxie sedan was pretty well trashed when it showed up at this Northern California self-service wrecking yard, but sharp-eyed Midwesterners might notice the lack of serious rust.

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Illustration for article titled Next Stop, Chinese Steel Factory!

Ford made vast quantities of full-sized four-doors in 1968, so it's not like we're looking at a super-rare '69 Mercury Marauder X-100 about to get crushed. Still, it seems a shame.

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How many engines did this car go through during its life? This 302— or at least one valve cover— comes from a 1978 vehicle, if we are to believe the emissions decal here.

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