Developed in conjunction with Yamaha and debuted at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota 2000 GT was Japan's first "supercar", capable of a 135 mph top speed. Only 351 were built, and only 50 made it to the US. This particular 1968 example was the first of those, and the 100th production chassis made. It's rare in that it's set up for left-hand driving, and also includes the original owner's manual and rarer still complete original factory tool roll. Repainted just this year in factory-correct Bellatrix Yellow, it's one of the best examples of these until recently under-appreciated cars available.
Built for the track, the Zenos E10 R melds lightweight components with serious power to deliver a great Britain-born racing experience. It's powered by a turbocharged 2.3L Ford EcoBoost engine, tuned in-house, paired with a six-speed transmission, and good for over 350 hp. Helping to keep it on the track are an adjustable suspension, new lightweight wheels, and uprated brakes. And thanks to a hybrid chassis that uses a blend of carbon composites and steel, wrapped by easily-replaceable GRP body panels, it weighs just over 1,500 lbs, letting it move from 0-60 in just 3 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph.
Originally built for a H-D dealership contest, the Analog Harley-Davison Street 750 Motorcycle takes one of the company's most affordable models and turns it into a rugged custom scrambler. Gone are the stock wheels, replaced with custom spokes and rims from Buchanan's, wrapped in Continental TKC80 tires. Fox Podium RC1 Shocks help absorb bumps in the rear, and are topped with a custom rear fender and an Analog-sourced tail light, while a CNC-milled aluminum luggage rack accommodates the Cotter Pin tool and luggage rolls. The engine's growl is now heard through a two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system capped by a Cone Engineering muffler, and has a custom perforated heat shield on the side to help keep you cool on longer rides.
It's not as well-known as its direct competitor, the Mercedes 300SL Roadster, but this 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II is no less striking. Penned by Count Albrecht von Goertz, its design shows the influence of his teacher Raymond Loewy, with flowing lines and an overarching sense of grace. One of just 251 built — and of just 217 Series II variants — it's powered by a 3,168 cc 147hp V8 paired to a four-speed manual, and has a bright red interior to contrast with its black exterior.
With a clean, simple design, the BMW R NineT Scrambler Motorcycle marries the freedom and customization options of a scrambler with legendary German engineering. It's powered by an air-cooled, 1,170 cc flat-twin boxer engine creating 110hp, set inside a specially developed steel tubular space frame that uses the engine as a key load-bearing component. The raised exhaust has two vertically arranged rear silencers that help keep the bike thin while providing a throaty sound, and the black-coated frame, swing arm, wheels — 19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear — fork tubes, and engine housing contrast nicely with the two-tone silver gas tank, brown seat, and circular headlamp.
Packed with tech and powered by an all-new engine, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ doesn't need a goofy Matthew McConaughey ad to grab your attention. The engine is a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that's paired with an all-wheel-drive system to deliver 400hp to the road, and for the more eco-conscious, there's also a 2.0L, 245hp FWD hybrid option. As for the technology, it includes luxuries like a Revel audio system with doors specially designed for optimal speaker placement, an Active Noise Control system to keep the cabin quiet, adaptive LED headlamps, three driving modes, a feature that keeps the car stopped even when you take your foot off the brake, making in-town driving more enjoyable, and a fully retractable panoramic glass top offering the largest open-air roof of any sedan.
Powered by the same crossplane, 999cc inline-four engine as the race-ready YZF-R1, the Yamaha MT-10 Motorcycle merges track-worthy performance with street-friendly conveniences. Its traction control system, three riding modes, and slipper clutch also come from its high-performance cousin, while its short wheelbase, cruise control, and LCD multi function instrument panel make it a blast to ride at any speed. Available in black, grey and green, blue and black, or all-black, but unfortunately not in the USA (yet).
It isn't just the finest restored example of the world's first supercar. This 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV is the finest example of the best version of the Miura. The "SV" stands for "Spinto Veloce", the final, most refined version released, with a suspension tweaked to improve handling, wider rear bodywork, larger carburetors, and revised cam timing for its signature 385hp, mid-mounted alloy V-12 engine that made it more enjoyable to drive at low RPMs. Its restoration was handled by Miura specialists in Modena, many of whom are former Lamborghini workers themselves, and heavily documented. Presented in its original Giallo Miura livery with black leather interior.
No one rides a motorcycle in Star Wars. If they did, they'd ride the Ural Dark Force Motorcycle. Inspired by the iconic film series, this sidecar-equipped bike comes in a murdered out black livery even Vader would be proud of. There's an Enduro bench seat with room for your Sith apprentice while a Stormtrooper rides alongside, high-visibility LED lighting, a 41hp, 749cc engine for escaping Rebel fire, Brembo brakes for quick stops, and even a custom mount for your Lightsaber. Hyperdrive not included.
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Often referred to as the "Soft Dash" Range Rover Classic, this model was the first year with airbags, but the last year for the sought-after boxy design and circle headlights. The LWB stands for Long Wheelbase, which basically means the backseat legroom is King-level. As it's still known today, this SUV was not only as capable as anything offroad with full-time 4WD, it also sat atop the luxury heap — hell, it was the luxury heap 20 years ago. Powered by a 4.2L V8, the LWB Range we acquired is sporting an Avalon Blue exterior, leather everywhere, burled walnut throughout, power everything, and a Harman Kardon sound sytem. When looking for your own, just know you'll probably have to replace the air suspension and a drooping headliner. But also know you'll have the most vintage-looking SUV to ever come with a safety restraint system. Handsome, but safe. Just like what your mom saw in your dad.
If you're interested in buying the Range Rover above, as seen in last year's Issue 00 of Uncrate magazine, get in touch. We got it in Boulder in 2014, and even though it's having its 20th anniversary this year, it's still got less than 90,000 miles on it and drives great. An excellent specimen.
Dubai-based W Motors haven't been around long. They're off to a helluva start. Fresh on the heels of last year's 780hp, diamond-encrusted Lykan, they're back with a new, even more powerful model: the Fenyr SuperSport. The Fenyr's fighter jet-like body is made from carbon fiber, bolted to a tubular aluminum chassis. Its 4.0L, twin-turbo flat-six engine is custom made by RUF in Germany, produces 900hp, and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The result is a car capable of sprinting from 0-62 mph in under 2.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of nearly 250 mph. Limited to only 25 units per year, so best to get on the waiting list now.
"Convertible" and "SUV" are terms you don't normally hear used together, but the Range Rover Evoque Convertible isn't your normal vehicle. Combining sleek, sports car-like lines with Rover's legendary off-road prowess, it's designed to let you fully enjoy the remote locales it enables you to reach. Based on the Coupe model, the Convertible has only two doors, yet still offers room inside for four adults thanks to a cloth roof that folds down in just 18 seconds at speeds up to 29 mph. It's powered by your choice of diesel or gas engine creating up to 240hp, and with features like Terrain Response, 4WD, and Dynamic Stability Control, it's every bit as capable as you'd expect.
Tonka trucks are known for their toughness. Now there's one that's man-sized. Aside from the brand-heavy paint job, the first thing you notice about the Toyota Tonka 4Runner Concept is the wheels. And for good reason: they're bright yellow 20-inch Ultra Motorsports wrapped in 38-inch off-road tires, made all the more conspicuous by the 10-inch Bulletproof Suspension lift kit. Bulletproof also supplied the custom welded bumpers, ladders, side steps, and roof rack, the latter of which holds a pop-up tent. Sadly, it's only a concept, so you've no better chance of driving this one around than you do the yellow dump trucks in the toy aisle.
"Factory" and "Custom" tend to be mutually exclusive terms in the world of cafe racers, but the Triumph Thruxton R Motorcycle manages to be both at once. Powered by a 1,200cc liquid-cooled engine, this six-speed ride has a number of standard performance-enhancing features, like an adjustable Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Showa big piston forks, traction control, ABS, and ride-by-wire throttle. It's also fully modern, with LED rear lighting, a USB charging socket for your gadgets, and twin clocks with a digital menu system. The sleek fuel tank is the industry's first with a Monza cap, but it's the huge number of Triumph-made accessories that help let you make it yours, providing a custom experience right at the dealership.
With a name like that, you'd best be able to handle some outdoor excursions. The Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile is up to the task, thanks to a number of modifications by SoCal tuner John Pangilinan. These include a Treeline Tamarack rooftop tent with room for two, solar panels and a generator from Goal Zero to keep gadgets charged, LED lighting, a 1.5-inch suspension lift, AEM intake and Magnaflow exhaust kit, and a custom brake kit. Finished off with a BASF Army Green paint job, black RAYS Gram Lights 57DR wheels, and Toyo Open Country A/T II tires to tackle the toughest terrain.
It's available brand new. The UAZ Hunter just looks like something out of the history books, combining rugged, classic military style with modern components. It's powered by your choice of 2.7L gas or 2.2L diesel engines, good for 128 or 114 hp, respectively, paired with Hyundai 5-speed manual gearboxes. 4-wheel-drive is standard, obviously, as are 16-inch wheels, front disc brakes, and a metal body and bumpers that are ready to handle whatever you throw their way.
What started as a client's need for a new seat became a total transformation. Named after the German tanks of WWII, the Maria Riding Company Panzer Motorcycle is similarly rugged. A low, aggressive stance and fat tires make it look as mean as it sounds on the road, while small details like the modified airbox and hidden battery keep your eyes moving. Finished off with a red painted frame that, while a bit risky, makes this bike stand out in just the right way.
The first of only six made for the D-Type's final racing season, this 1956 Jaguar D-Type Works Long Nose is both exceedingly rare and exceedingly desirable. Built by Jaguar's experimental department, it has both Lucas mechanical fuel injection and an independent, de Dion rear suspension — both novel features for their time — and was first raced in May 1956 and was retired at season's end. It was then bought by a Scottish racing team before passing between a couple other owners — one of which had it restored to factory specifications in 1986 — and is now ready to join your collection.
There were 82 examples of the 212 Inter built in total. But this particular 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe is one of only six — not to mention the first — to feature a body by Vignale. The body was styled by designer Giovanni Michelotti, who included flourishes like high front bumperettes, low roofline, and rear tail fins. This model once had its 172hp, 2,563 cc V-12 removed, only to be reunited with it after a full restoration that also brought the green, period-correct Arbo Tan hides back to the interior and coated the outside in its original two-tone black and green color scheme.