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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Well looky here, it’s a Yugo GVX. Possibly one of the worst cars ever imported to North America, the Yugo was built in — are you ready — Yugoslovia, by the automaker Zastava, and was sold in home markets as the Zastava Koral. The Koral began life as a derivative of the Fiat 127, which itself wasn’t a bad car. Zastava somehow managed to make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse, then made a deal with importer Malcolm Bricklin (yes, that Bricklin) to bring them to America, where they initially sold in 1985 for a measly $3,990. That was pretty cheap in ’85, but looking back on it now, it was no bargain, as just about anything that could go wrong, did. The Yugo was sold in the U.S. from model years 1985 through 1992, and it’s really rare to see one on the road these days. This one was found, ironically, parked outside of a Niagara Falls junkyard, where I assume some sort of magnetic force was trying to pull it in.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…