Produced in very small quantities, the P538 is one of the most rare Italian sports cars of its era. This particular 1965 Bizzarrini P538 is chassis no. 001, and is powered by a 327-cu.in. Chevrolet Corvette V8 engine paired with a five-speed ZF manual transmission. Recently restored, the car was authenticated by Giotto Bizzarrini himself, who, before building the P538, was the leader of the team responsible for the Ferrari 250 GTO. Now in a condition suitable for entry into classic sports car competitions, it hasn't been offered publicly in decades, and represents an opportunity to own a unique piece of motoring history.
Based on the well-regarded Gallardo, the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S was meant to serve as the basis for a limited production run. But that never happened. Due to the high cost and time required to build one, this example — chassis 001 — was the only operable, street-legal version ever built. The design is highlighted by the "saute-vent" windscreens that sit incredibly low and merge with the bodywork to physically separate the driver's cabin from the passenger, making this one of the most unique designs from a company with a history of them. It's being sold by its only owner, and has under 115 miles on the odometer.
Sure, the Toyota Land Cruiser is more well-known. But a Volcan Vintage Nissan Patrol is a fine alternative for old-school 4x4 fun. The company specializes in finding these classic rides in and around their offices in Medellín, Colombia, and bringing them to Tampa, Florida for full restorations. With experienced mechanics, full body, paint, interior, and roll bar shops, and an impressive array of replacement parts, they can find you a Patrol of your own, then customize it to fit your needs.
One of only 15 examples built, this 1953 FIAT 8V Supersonic is exceedingly rare — and exceedingly gorgeous. The coachwork was designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi at Ghia, and sits atop the chassis of an Otto Vu. Under the hood lies an example of the only overhead-valve V-8 that Fiat ever made, completely rebuilt to original specifications during an exhaustive 8-year restoration that also saw the transmission rebuilt, the bodywork smoothed out, the brightwork re-chromed, and the dashboard instruments and gauges restored. Now presented in like-new condition, it might be the best Supersonic left.
The Defender is already an impressive vehicle. But if you want yours to be even more unique, getting your hands on a Startech Land Rover Defender is a good way to go about it. These customized rides offer a huge number of special parts, from new leather-clad, plastic-backed seats, door panels, and steering wheels to air intakes, new grilles, running boards, headlights, windows, and wheels. Assuming you've got taste (or listen to their suggestions), the resulting modifications become more than the sum of their parts, turning your classic SUV into something personal and distinctly yours.
It's not the fastest of the 250s. Or the winningest, or the best-looking. But the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso was the final model of the 250 series to be produced. Powered by a 243 hp V12 engine paired to a four-speed manual gearbox and independent front suspension, the Lusso straddled the line between luxury coupe and speedster, with a more refined interior than its racing-bred cousins. This particular model has matching numbers, wears its original color, recently had its engine rebuilt, and is a fine example of the 250's legacy.
Considered by many to be among the most beautiful cars ever built, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider represents one of only 50 examples made. The car was the first Ferrari created specifically for the North American market, with Scaglietti taking the design largely from the Berlinetta "Tour de France". This particular model features a V12 engine producing 226 hp, a four-speed manual transmission, an aluminum hood, doors, and trunk lid, and an optional hardtop.
Some concepts become production cars. Some become nothing. But the Maserati Boomerang ended up influencing everything from high-end sports cars to the Volkswagen Golf. Debuted at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, this one-off was updated the next year to become fully-functional, with a 300+ hp V8 engine, a top speed of 186 mph, and gauges mounted inside the steering wheel. It was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who designed the original Lotus Esprit and the Nikon D4, among many other notable items.
GT500's aren't exactly common. Examples kept at the company are even more rare, and designated "engineering" cars are rarer still. This 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 is among the latter. One of only 11 built that year, chassis number 0425 was born at Shelby's California plant, and still features the original 7.0L V8 with twin Holley four-barrel carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, inboard headlights, push-button Ford radio, and door locks. It's got only 52,000 miles on the odometer, has undergone plenty of maintenance to ensure it remains roadworthy — like swapping out the included original wheels with after-market replacements — and has only one notable defect, a non-functioning fuel gauge. So just remember to fill up before you head out.
Made with summertime in mind, the Deus Ex Machina Yamaha XV950 D-Side Motorcycle is an ideal warm-weather bike. The Dues team didn't cut or weld the frame at all, instead choosing to add a custom rear frame and seat, custom fuel tank and fenders, a beefed-up brake system, exhaust, intake, and speedometer. But the biggest addition is the boat-inspired sidecar, with a wooden deck at the rear for added storage and a surf rack stuck between it and the bike.
It's the most expensive production car in the company's history. So it only makes sense that it's the quickest, too. The Lotus 3-Eleven combines an all-new, extremely lightweight body with a supercharged V6 pumping out 450 hp to reach speeds of 180 mph and sprint from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. Limited to just 311 units, it will be available in both Road and Race versions, the latter arriving with more aero, a different gearbox, an FIA-approved drivers seat, and the same open-air cockpit as its road-ready sibling.
Built for a client who is a graphic designer, this one-of-a-kind Yamaha Scorpio Motorcycle is an inventive, ambitious creation. Thrive Motorcycles in Jakarta are the architects of this impressive machine, stripping almost everything away and starting a 2008 Yamaha Scorpio engine. The body was cut from a sheet of aluminum, and then a custom built frame was added to accomodate it. It was then outfitted with a pair of 18" spoke rims and trial tread tires, stainless steel exhaust, square headlight casing, and even a smartphone mount for the dashboard.
Things in the world of Minis are getting larger with the 2016 Mini Clubman. The longest and widest Mini ever is a four door vehicle, along with two split barn-doors at the rear and is large enough to fit 5 adults. The new Clubman features a TwinPower 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine, while the S boasts a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. There's even an 8-speed transmission option for the S, for softer changes, less background noise, and better fuel consumption. While it's nowhere near miniature, it's a maturation for the brand that doesn't compromise the playful persona that consumers have embraced.
Like a trimmed down prize fighter, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible arrives early next year in the best shape of its existence. A fully automatic power top makes latches and manual exertion a thing of the past and can even be opened or closed while driving at lower speeds. Equally impressive is the inclusion of a hard tonneau cover that extends over the folded roof. The most powerful Camaro to date features a 6.2-liter, V8 engine that maxes out at 455 horsepower. And thanks to the same lighter structure its hardtop counterpart employs, it weighs in around 200 pounds leaner than the model it replaces.
The DB series dates all the way back to the '50s. The Aston Martin DB9 GT celebrates this rich tradition by taking the already solid DB9 and pushing it to new heights. Powered by an all-alloy, 6.0L V12, it produces 540 hp, and routes the power to the ten-spoke, 20-inch alloy wheels via a six-speed Touchtronic II transmission, allowing it to move from 0-62 in 4.5 seconds, and hit a top speed of 183 mph. Other unique features include a touchscreen infotainment system borrowed from the Vanquish, a black splitter and diffuser, and GT-specific headlight and tail light treatments.
For a vehicle as iconic as the Defender, the 2,000,000th off the line had to be something special. The Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 is not only special, it's a one-of-a-kind. Produced at the Solihull manufacturing facility in the UK, this milestone Defender 90 Station Wagon not only has the unique distinction of being a one-off, but also has some distinct features you won't find on any other Defenders. Finishing touches include a map of Red Wharf Bay, where the original Land Rover design was drawn in the sand, that is etched into the exterior along with a Defender 2,000,000 badge. The no. 2,000,000 logos are also stitched into the headrests and the Red Wharf Bay graphic is featured again on the leather and cloth seats. To be auctioned off in December, proceeds go to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Born Free Foundation.
There are restorations, and then there's this fantastic 1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus. Designed to hold up to 12 passengers and a driver, two sofas in the center fold down and can be used as double twin beds or a single queen size. Found sitting abandoned in a field, Winkelman Architecture re-imagined this relic and turned it into a one-of-a-kind RV that combines design with vintage transportation.
Ordered from Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood by the man himself, Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera is a rare piece of memorabilia — and one hell of a car. Known for his driving prowess, McQueen was able to secure a rare early production non-intercooled 3.0 liter engine in his 930, and had it paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Other unique details include a sunroof, dual mirrors, black sport seats, and a special order Slate Gray paint job. McQueen replaced the original wheels himself, but all other details are the same as when he drove it off the lot, save for switch he had installed that would kill the rear lights in case he was being chased up Mulholland Drive. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Boys Republic, a non-profit that helps troubled youths and which McQueen credited with turning his life around.
It's rare to find a car from the '60s that's mostly original. It's even harder to find one in this condition. As close to showroom new as you'll see, this 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is an outstanding example of Toyota's classic SUV. Its original 3.9L F-engine has been completely restored, its 3-speed transmission has retained its original low-range, the electrical system is all original, save for the electronic ignition that was added for convenience, the interior is pristine, and the hardtop is the same material as the body. Only small details like emblems and lights were replaced — using authentic Land Cruiser parts, of course — so while it might look new, you can rest assured that it is, indeed, from another era.