Scrapyard Gem: 2006 Ford StreetKa

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YORK, England — What the world needs is more Pininfarina-styled two-seat convertibles, right? On the other side of the Atlantic, Ford believed this to be the case and created a very small yet very cool Pininfarina-designed convertible based on the Ford Ka, itself based on the Ford Fiesta Mk3. During my recent trip to the scrapyards of Northern England, I found this 2006 StreetKa in a Yorkshire self-service knacker’s yard.

Scrapyard Gem: 2006 Ford StreetKa

The StreetKa was available from the 2003 through 2006 model years, with just over 37,000 produced during that time.

Scrapyard Gem: 2006 Ford StreetKa

Australian pop star Kylie Minogue was hired to pitch the StreetKa, and she did a good job.

Scrapyard Gem: 2006 Ford StreetKa

The engine in the StreetKa car delivered just 94 horsepower, but the car scaled in at a mere 2,339 pounds. It sold for a lot less than a new MX-5 Miata, too.

Scrapyard Gem: 2006 Ford StreetKa

This one had a mere 42,375 miles on the odometer when it was forcibly retired by what appears to have been a pretty minor fender-bender.

Scrapyard Gem: 2006 Ford StreetKa

Though I think I’d rather bring over a Peugeot 307 CC to our side of the ocean, neither car will be legal to import to the United States until 2028.