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1966 Plymouth Belvedere Is Least Junked Car In America

Andy Bolig - April 30, 2013 03:57 PM

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The least junked car in America is the 1966 Plymouth Belvedere.

Credit: Joe Sharretts

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Which make and models hit the proverbial scrapyard prematurely?

With access to insightful data surrounding the death of automobiles in America: Which ones go early? Where do they go to die? Which make and models hit the proverbial scrapyard prematurely? Which have real staying power?

The least junked car in America is the 1966 Plymouth Belvedere. Introduced on March 31, the 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Belvedere arrived as a two-door pillarless hardtop. In 1954, the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top-line offering. The 1968 TV show “Adam-12” featured a black and white Belvedere as the standard Los Angeles police cruiser. There were roughly 200,000 1966 Belvedere automobiles produced.

A couple other interesting facts:

42% of junked cars are produced by Ford
Roughly 10% of junked cars are produced by Dodge
To date, only .09% are Dodge Rams
Saturn repesents .6% of all vehicles

"American cars are the most commonly junked cars in America -- based on their death certificates. That is, the number of junked cars recorded on the date they are sold to PlanetJunkCars.com and we have data based on over 33,000 of junked cars in all 50 states," writes the CEO of PlanetJunkCars.com.

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