It's by no means as iconic as the Jeep, but the Icon Willys Overland has a story to tell nonetheless. It was designed by Industrial Designers Society of America co-founder Brooks Stevens, who employed a Jeep-like nose to appeal to servicemen who'd ridden in Jeeps during the war. This particular example was found in West Virginia, where it had been stored after years of service at a summer camp. It has since seen the engine replaced with a GM 5.3L V8 mated to a five speed transmission, only one of many upgrades made to the chassis, suspension, brakes, and steering, while the original upholstery remains intact, enhanced with modern A/C, a Bluetooth speaker system, iPhone dock behind the steering wheel, and removable powered refrigerator.
When you think of Land Cruisers, the ionic SUV usually comes to mind. The 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Truck is the long-bed brother to the classic FJ40. Painted with a fresh coat of Sky Blue, this period-correct pickup was partially restored in 2015 and later brought to its current show condition by The FJ Company. It's powered by a 3.9L F-engine with a four-speed transmission and retains the original two-piece steel wheels. The interior is covered in a grey vinyl and carries an odometer reading under 30,000 miles.
Built for racing on dirt ovals, the Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Track Motorcycle is the company's first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years. It's powered by a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson 750cc Revolution X engine, modified for the track by Vance & Hines Motorsports, who also developed the bike's racing frame. Its right side clad in Harley's signature orange and dominated by the huge racing exhaust, while the left side is more subdued and clad almost entirely in black. Built specifically for competition, this is one bike you won't see for sale at your local dealer anytime soon.
The newly refreshed GT-R was meant to make it more fun to drive on the street. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo makes sure it's ready for the track, too. Tested during development on the challenging Nürburgring, it has a hand-built engine mated to a pair of high-flow turbochargers that bump output to 600 hp, put to the ground via the upgraded all-wheel-drive system and a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. As demanded by the engine changes, it has an enlarged grille, a reinforced hood that won't deform at high speed, and a carbon fiber front bumper. Yet inside it has all the creature comforts of its updated stablemates, including an Alcantara steering wheel, a drastically improved and simplified center stack with eight-inch touchscreen, and leather Recaro racing seats.
There isn't much that can make a beautiful 64' Chrysler Imperial more attractive than it already is. But Don Draper's 1964 Chrysler Imperial has an extra layer of cachet, since it's the same car that was used in the hit TV series Mad Men. Used in Season 4, Episode 3, this Imperial is one of only 200 Imperial convertibles believed to still exist. It comes fully loaded, with the 413 V-8 wedge engine and 727 TorqueFllite push button automatic transmission. Everything is original outside of a new paint job and new carpeting. A piece of automotive and television history up for sale to the highest bidder.
Built to celebrate the 80th anniversary of BMW's legendary boxer, the BMW R 5 Hommage Motorcycle is a carefully updated take on the classic. Dreamed up by BMW Motorrad head designer Ola Stenegard and brought to life by builders Ronna and Benna Norén and Sebastian Gutsch, it has a custom frame that's very similar to the original, yet adds in modern elements like a comfortable rear suspension and modern front fork. The engine is an original R 5, restored to glory and paired with a supercharger and custom stainless steel exhaust for added power. Finishing off the bike are a hand-hammered steel tank with ghosted black paint, a one-off seat covered in hand-stitched leather, and custom handlebars with machined, adjustable controls. A fitting tribute to a great pre-war bike.
The fifth car to emerge from their unlikely collaboration, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept is yet another expression of British engineering and Italian design. The car's bodywork is made entirely from carbon fiber, and remains distinctly Aston while incorporating signature Zagato details like round tail light reflectors and a double-bubble roofline. Large one-piece panels were used to reduce split lines, the glass wraps around the cockpit to provide a visor-like view, and the naturally aspirated V12 engine produces over 590 hp, making this car as sporting as it looks.
Volvos are more known for their safety than for their aggressive looks. Which is why these Volvo 40 Series Concept Cars are so interesting. Their bold lines and angular forms are a departure from the company's traditional design language, and represent the future of their compact lineup. The 40.1 is a taller, crossover-like vehicle, while the 40.2 is a lower-slung sedan, both are built on the new Compact Modular Architecture. Unlike most concepts, the first 40 Series is expected to go into production in 2017 and will be available as a twin engine plug-in hybrid or as a fully electric vehicle.
You don't need a crazy body or audacious exhaust to make a great custom bike. This Vintage Steele 1978 Yamaha SR500 Motorcycle is proof. Built by the Vermont-based cycle shop, it keeps things simple yet stylish, with a knobby rear tire, a retro-styled white gas tank, gold tinted wheels, and a blue-tinted frame that adds a necessary splash of color. And unlike most custom rides, this one won't cost a fortune to put in your garage.
When it comes to 40+ year old vehicles, you're normally lucky if it has the same engine as it did when it left the factory. This 1974 Volkswagen Beetle With 55-Miles still has the same oil. Purchased as the first car of an elderly man who only drove the car to church and back, it has just under 90 km on the odometer, and was discovered in a barn. It's since had a light recommissioning done, but still has the original tires, books, invoice, and oil.
Tesla is doing a great job pushing us towards an all-electric future. But while most of us drive cars, there's still an awful lot of diesel-guzzling rigs on the road. The Nikola One Electric Semi-Truck hopes to change that. It has a 2,000 hp, 6x6 all-wheel drive electric powertrain that gets topped off by a natural gas-powered turbine. The result is an earth-friendly vehicle that can haul nearly 2,000 pounds more than its competition, accelerate twice as fast, and go up to 1,200 miles without needing a fill up. Its carbon fiber cab offers a number of advanced features, like two full-size beds, a full-size fridge and freezer, a 40-inch TV, LTE connectivity, and a 15-inch touchscreen to control the action, and since it doesn't have a traditional engine, it provides 30% more cabin space and a forward driving position with panoramic views.
Designed by Mini creator Alec Issigonis and originally meant to be dropped from a plane for parachute landing, the Moke is one of the more curious off roaders ever built. It was made by Mini from 1964-1991, when the rights were sold to Italian firm Cagiva, which made them for two more years. As a result, the 1993 Cagiva Moke you see here was one of the last ever made, and is amazingly well preserved. With under 1,200 miles on the odometer, it still has its original body with white paint and white leather seats, teak running boards, wooden steering wheel, four-speed transmission, and 998 cc, 39 hp four-cylinder engine. A true cult classic that's sure to turn heads wherever you drive it.
As the first bike out of the company's Indonesian arm, you'd think the Deus Ex Machina Bali Dog Motorcycle would be a display-type piece. Instead, it never quits changing. Reimagined multiple times to suit the current rider's needs, it began life as a plastic-clad Yamaha Scorpio, which has since been completely stripped, and is currently outfitted with knobby tires appropriate for the island's rugged trails, a plastic fender for added durability, a vintage lamp and seat for retro appeal, a custom tank built to match the matte-black look, and, of course, bars for carrying your board to and from the beach.
Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad designer Julian Weber, the Diamond Atelier BMW Mark II Series Motorcycle puts a charismatic spin on the 2-Valve Monolever. The bike comes with either an 800 or 1,000cc engine, and is available in three stages, each with different equipment and levels of modification. No matter which one you choose, you get an aggressive, low-slung cafe racer-style body in your choice of color, and the satisfaction of knowing you own one of just 10 such examples in the world.
Mixing classic Bronco styling with a woody concept borrowed from SUVs like the Jeep Wagoneer, this Woody Ford Bronco is a unique one-off that will be the toast of any show. It's based on a 1974 model, outfitted with marine-grade wood on both the exterior and interior. It's powered by a fuel injected Ford 302 V8 crate engine, and has added modern necessities like A/C, power disc brakes, power steering, an automatic transmission, and a 3.5-inch lift kit. Okay, the last one isn't exactly a necessity, but it does help with its off-road cred while giving plenty of space to show off the white wheels and 31-inch tires.
Funny name. Serious performance. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS is the company's latest open-air racer, taking its name from the Nürburgring record-setting RS of the mid 2000s. Redesigned over the last two years, it's powered by an Audi 2.5L R5 engine, enhanced with launch control and a double-clutch system, set on a new, wider suspension, and with a new braking system for added stopping power. Limited to just 40 units, it remains street-legal despite all the track-focused features, making it a highly desirable drive, both on the track and off.
Completely new yet firmly grounded in the past, the Jannarelly Roadster picks up where the racers of the '60s left off. It's powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L V6, with its 304 hp routed through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels. The chassis is made from tubular steel, while the body is largely aluminum, save for stainless steel panels that offer side-impact and rollover protection. It rides on three-piece, 16-inch alloy rims controlled by a Momo steering wheel, and can move from 0-62 in just four seconds on its way to a top speed of 135 mph. Available in both track- and road-ready configurations.
SCCA legend Don Roberts has driven plenty of cars, so to call this 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra his "favorite" might be a stretch. That said, there's little doubt it's special. After being originally purchased and upgraded to competition spec by one of Shelby's own employees, the car was sold to Roberts, who piloted it to a win in its debut outing before converting it from A- to B-production specification. Over the next decade, he would win three SCCA Divisional Championships behind the wheel, and after a second spell in ownership, re-acquired the car in 1980 and then piloted it to four straight Monterey Historics wins. Even though the car is now with a different owner, Roberts still does maintenance on it, and might very well be on hand to see it auctioned at the site of so many of its successes.
Regarded as one of the most beautifully designed car of all-time, this 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation is one of very few 33's in the world, of which there were only 18 originals ever produced. Designed by Franco Scaglione in the 1960's to re-enter the Alfa brand into endurance sports car racing, the street legal version is made with an aluminium body on aluminium tubular chassis. It was also the first production vehicle to feature butterfly doors. This Tipo 33 was purchased by the current owner in the early 2000s, and is said to be valued at well over $10 million dollars. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest sports cars on earth.
Typically, we'd be aghast if someone took a final-year Classic and chopped it up. In the case of this 1995 Range Rover Troop Carrier, we'll make an exception. For the conversion, the doors, roof, and rear gate were removed, turning the five-door SUV into a truck more like the original Land Rover. The modifications include a 4.6-liter V8, lifted suspension, custom roll bar, new fabric top, rear jump seats, and 16″ Rostyles wheels.
One of only six ever built and the only one done to "superlight" specification, this 1969 MG MGC GTS Sebring is a unique vintage racer. Its body is made from steel in the center, with aluminum exterior panels to save weight, and legendary racer/original owner John Chatham lightened it further by installing an aluminum block for the 2,912 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine and magnesium alloy wheels. He raced the car in various events throughout the '70s before finally selling the car in 2004. It's since undergone a restoration to get it competition-ready once again, and arrives with FIA paperwork.
There might not be any more Defenders rolling off the assembly line, but that doesn't mean people are going to stop putting their own spin on the venerable off-roader. The Icon Land Rover Defender is one such example, keeping the original's rugged looks intact while adding a host of performance, handling, and creature comfort improvements. It's powered by a 6.2 GM Erod V8 producing over 430 hp — over triple that of the original — paired to a GM automatic transmission for easy shifting and Dynatrac axles for a better ride both on- and off-road. There's also new custom bumpers, 100% LED lighting, and a custom built roll cage that fits under the new Mercedes canvas soft top, making it both safer and quieter. Inside, there's a modern sound system, Chilewich upholstery on the seats for an upscale look, and a cold-rolled and stainless steel dash that took over 200 hours to make, serving as a reminder of just how much thought was put into this rebuild.
There aren't many cars that look like this 1954 Jaguar XK120M. There aren't many with as rich a history, either. It started life as a regular XK120 Roadster, shipped from the factory in Coventry to New York, and delivered to Tom Jaycox, who proceeded to turn it into a road-drivable race car. Carpets, seats, and the windshield were removed in the name of weight reduction, furthered by the holes drilled in the frame, trunk, and under the hood. An LT1 race seat was procured from Europe, Leyland Motors was consulted about modifications for the engine, aluminum rimmed C-type wheels were installed, and eventually, the machine was raced alongside his brother's red XK120M. It's since been fully restored, but retains the weathered details that link it to its unique history, making it one of the most special Jaguars available today.
The Land Rover Defender and Chevrolet Corvette are two of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. So it only makes sense to combine them. The East Coast Defender Beast SUV pairs the Rover's off-road prowess and masculine lines with the Corvette's power, resulting in a highly capable ride. It's powered by an LS3 Stingray engine linked to Ashcroft drive shafts and axles, capable of moving the entire package from 0-60 in under seven seconds. There are upgraded brakes for added stopping power, and the interior has an 8-piece JBL speaker system, hand-stitched racing seats for secure but comfortable travelling, and a Momo steering wheel for precise maneuvers.
You'll recognize the distinctive Cayenne appearance right away, but you get much more than meets the eye with the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition. Offered for a limited time, you can choose from the Cayenne S E-Hybrid or the standard Cayenne Platinum Edition. Each features 20-inch RS Spyder design wheels, eight-way adjustable sport seats, and stainless steel door sills with illuminated "Platinum Edition" lettering. You're also treated to Bi-xenon headlights, Power Steering Plus, navigation, a Bose Surround Sound system, and front and rear Park Assist. Available later this year in solid black and white paint finishes or with optional Jet Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrara White, or Rhodium Silver metallic paints.
Since Ford didn't make proto-SUVs or four-wheel drives back in the day, they had to get assistance in building this 1951 Ford F1 Ranger Marmon-Herrington. One of only 54 ever built, 11 still around, and only 2 to be restored, it started out as a panel delivery truck before being sent to Marmon-Herrington who converted it to 4x4 and added the Seibert custom body. The result is a fascinating look at Ford's first ever "Ranger", completely restored over two years to 100% original condition, with a flathead V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, correct Ford Sheridan Blue paint job, and only 74 miles on the odometer.
While there are other aftermarket Ferrari tuning houses, none are as known as Novitec Rosso. This Novitec Rosso Ferrari F12 N-Largo-S shows you why, as they've taken the Ferrari F12berlinetta to the next level. Enhancements include a new body-kit with about 3 inches of extra width upfront and 5 and a half at the back, and new carbon fiber additions including the front and rear bumpers. There's also a new high-performance exhaust system, and the 6.3-liter V12 has been upped from 731 horsepower to 781 — giving it speed that maxes out close to 222 mph.
Introduced in the UK at the end of 1967, the Ford Escort Mark 1 isn't what you expect when you think of the modern Escort series. This 1974 Ford Escort MK1 provides a glimpse into the past, when Mark 1 Escorts were one of the most successful rally cars around. It's undergone a complete restoration, adding a lightweight Group 4 body, fiberglass hood and trunk, and a 2 liter FIA racing engine capable of just over 200 horsepower. Since it's restoration, it's only seen two hours of usage, and is a fine piece to add to any rally car enthusiast's collection.
Powered by an all-new five-cylinder aluminum engine, the Audi TT RS takes the company's pocket-sized racer and gives it track-ready performance. An advanced traction control system routes the car's 400 hp to all four wheels, letting the coupe move from 0-62 in just 3.7 seconds, with the roaster following just 0.2 seconds behind. The interior is pleasantly modern, with aluminum or carbon trim, racing-inspired steering wheel controls, and a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit that displays everything from speed and RPMs to torque and G-forces. It's all wrapped in an agressive body that's dominated by a huge grille in the front and OLED lights in the rear.