latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 2b81b_00-1998-Eagle-Talon-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1998 Eagle Talon Mitsubishi   While assembling my website pages with links to every Eagle and Mitsubishi car I have ever photographed in wrecking yards, I learned something troubling: I had never shot an Eagle Talon. Sure, there was this Plymouth Laser Turbo and this much never Mitsubishi Eclipse, but no examples of the Eagle Division’s most beloved — well, only— sports coupe.

I resolved that I’d shoot the next Talon I spotted in a wrecking yard; that car turned out to be this one in Denver, from the final model year of Eagle.

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I checked the VIN and it was born a Talon. Maybe someone glued a Mitsubishi badge here, or perhaps some body parts have been transplanted. Either way, this is one of the very last cars to bear the Eagle name; if we are to believe Wikipedia, only 4,308 Talons were sold in 1998.

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Chrysler had such optimism for the Eagle brand at first.

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