There are times when a restomod doesn't do the original justice, and then there are those that are able to gentrify a vehicle without compromising its historic roots. This 1949 Ford F1 Pickup Truck is one such example, mixing a tweaked 351 cubic inch V8 Windsor crate motor with 325 horsepower with a C6 3-speed transmission. A coat of BMW Bronzit 2-stage paint was added, then color-sanded and buffed to give it an eye-catching look. Add in hand-rubbed Hickory sidebars to accent the bed, and you've got a restored classic that should haul and tow as well in its rebirth as it did before the makeover — but look way better in the process.
Sometimes custom builds veer so far from the original bike that they become basically unrecognizable. That's not the case with the Ton-Up BMW R80 Indira Motorcycle. It's respectful of the original design, while adding enough new features to forge its own identity. There's a new fuel tank, a lowered front suspension, a shortened sub-frame, a new seat, smaller handlebars, headlight, taillight, and indicators, a new exhaust, and handsome black and brown livery. Yet the BMW engine at its heart is still there, visible as ever, an indication to fellow gearheads of the bike's rich heritage.
The 23rd of its kind built, this 1964 Ferrari 250 LM is one of the better examples still around — and thus one of the most desirable autos to bear the Prancing Horse. Chassis no. 6105, it was originally shown at 1964 Earl's Court Motor Show before being entered into a number of races in England and throughout Europe, including two runs at the Le Mans Classic. Unlike many other 250 LMs to see action on the track, it has been certified by Ferrari Classiche as containing all of its original mechanical components, including the 3.3L 320 hp engine, fully independent double wishbone suspension, and rack and pinion steering, making it all the more rare.
The offroad capability of an SUV in a city-friendly form. That's the idea behind the 2016 BMW X1, the second generation of BMW's compact trail climber. Improvements include way more room for both passengers and cargo, a taller body with a raised seating position that gives a better view of the road, and a series of five new four-cylinder engines — two gas, three diesel — offering between 150 and 230 hp, and paired with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed Steptronic transmission. More aggressive body styling, a re-engineered xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and available Head-Up Display and Driving Assist features round out the highlights of this all-new model.
One of only 197 ever sold, this 1973 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R Kenmeri represents the last GT-R model the world would see for over 15 years. Chassis no. KPGC110-000127, it is powered by a 2.0L, 160hp S20 straight-six engine, sports a distinctive upright design with an upswept C-pillar shape, and is referred to as the "Kenmeri" because of the ad campaign behind it, which featured a fiction couple named Ken & Mary exploring the countryside. It shows less than 15,000 original miles, making it not only exceedingly rare, but also as "new" an example as you could hope to find.
It might look like a '64 Power Wagon on the outside. But on the inside, it's completely modern. The Icon Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab uses a number of parts from a Dodge MegaCab to update this classic pickup, augmenting the new parts with upgrades like a supercharger for the Hemi engine, Kore-Fox suspension, and ceramic stainless exhaust. On the interior, you'll find cushy leather-wrapped Tempurpedic foam on the original seat frames, an iPad mini for entertainment, and Focal speakers paired with JL Audio amps. Finished in VW "Agave Green" with black 17-inch wheels.
Only six were ever built — the car cost $1.5 million new, after all — but if you're going to own any of them, it might as well be the first. This 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster was the first example produced, and the only one to sport a black livery. It was owned by the company until the current owner took delivery in 2014, and has just 8km (around 5 miles) on the odometer, meaning it's practically new. It has an output of 650 hp, an F1-inspired sequential six-speed transmission with paddle shifters, and a jaw-dropping design that will look great whether you drive it on the road or keep it in your garage.
Raw power meets custom styling in the MMD x Chip Foose Ford Mustang GT. At its heart is a 5.0L V8 paired to a 2.9L Whipple supercharger, producing an absurd 810 hp at the crank and 650 hp at the custom 20-inch wheels. In addition to the dramatic increase in power, you also get Foose-designed custom parts on the chin, hood scoop, rocker panels, and rear spoiler. Best of all, it could be yours for free: AmericanMuscle is giving it away at its Make-a-Wish-benefitting 2015 Mustang Show.
Completely new — save for the bowtie and the SS badge — the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is the most refined version of the muscle car yet. It's available with three different engines, from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder to a small block V8 that gives the SS the most horsepower of any SS model in its impressive lineage. It adds to that potent mix standard Brembo brakes, an available 8-speed paddle shift automatic, and all the gadgetry you'd expect from a modern vehicle.
Sir Stirling Moss is British. But that's not to say he didn't have success behind the wheel of cars from other countries. Like this 1961 Porsche 718 RS61, for example. A longtime fan of the car — he raced a similar 718 at the Nurburgring in 1961 — this particular example was purchased by Moss and his wife in 2010, and the car has the distinction of being the last he ever drove in a competitive race. Fully restored, the car has a 4-cylinder engine, an open two-seat cockpit, and should you happen to win the auction, will be shipped directly from the racing legend's garage to your own.
Celebrating BMW's tradition of form and function, the Deus Ex Machina BMW Heinrich Maneuver Motorcycle is a throwback to the work of the renowned German fuel tank designer Karl Heinrich, for whom it's named. Indeed, the oversized gloss white and alloy tank is a centerpiece for the bike, using an elaborate network of channels and baffles to keep the fuel from sloshing around. Other notable features include a bespoke sub frame, a hand-crafted alloy and suede seat, slightly repositioned the foot-pegs and controls for ideal body placement, and a Motogadget dash.
A classically-trained industrial designer. A client who wanted a low-maintenance solution. And a classic airhead. Add them together and you get the Tim Harney 1976 BMW 75/6 Motorcycle. This subtle update on the vintage bike sports a number of custom enhancements, including Mikuni VM32 carburators, shortened Suzuki DR650 forks, a Harley-Davidson Sportster headlight, an electronic ignition, a custom 304 stainless steel exhaust with an Arrow muffler, and a new, smaller battery with custom-wired fuse box. The cowhide-covered seat, engine-matching frame, black subframe, and blue gray paint on the new gas tank apply the finishing touches.
Many companies build street cars that you can take on the track. The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is the exact opposite: a track car you can drive on the roads. The fastest street-legal Viper ever, it's powered by a handcrafted all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 engine producing 645 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed manual, a race-tuned suspension, carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo, and custom Kumho Ecsta V720 tires. For maximum performance, add the Extreme Aero Package, which gives it the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car. Built by hand in Detroit.
The Honda CB750 is one of the most important Japanese sport bikes of all time. The Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle takes a 1978 model and turns it into something completely modern. Highlights include a modified powdercoated frame, a completely rebuilt engine, bored out to 836cc (an increase of roughly 100cc), a keyless ignition, Suzuki Gsx front forks and brakes, a digital Motogadget gauge, and a custom side cover, battery box, and leather seat. A monochromatic color scheme completes the transformation.
It looks like it belongs in a video game. No surprise there — it was created for one. The Infiniti Vision GT Concept has made the rare leap out of the digital realm and into real life. Designed in collaboration with the minds behind Gran Turismo, it began life as a download for GT6 on the PS3, but has now appeared in the flesh, with the same fluid bodywork and crazy lines as it had on the screen. Needless to say, it won't be arriving at dealers anytime soon. Or ever, really.
It's not going to be a daily driver — it's over 50 years old, after all — but if you're looking to add a classic truck to your collection, this 1961 Land Rover Defender Series IIA is a prime candidate. Produced in the first year for the Series IIA, this 88-inch wheelbase model features a four speed manual transmission, a 2.25L four-cylinder diesel engine, and comes with both a hard and a brand-new Exmoor soft top, the latter of which can be opened up on the sides and rear for an open-air driving experience.
Two of England's most storied manufacturers come together to create the Holland & Holland Range Rover. Based on the Range Rover Autobiography Black — already the most luxurious ride in the company's catalogue — this highly-limited SUV stands out thanks to a signature green paint job, while inside, you'll find high-end tan and espresso leather, a redesigned center console, engraved scroll work on the interior door handles, and loads of woodwork, all taken from the same huge piece of French walnut and finished to resemble Holland's oil-finished gunstocks. Speaking of which, the boot holds a specially-designed cabinet that can be custom-fitted to cradle a pair of sporting guns, making this quite possibly the most opulent hunting vehicle available.
The Donkervoort D8 has always been an attention-grabber. As the first car in the company's history outfitted with visible carbon fiber bodywork, the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition isn't doing much to break that tradition. You can find the material all over the car, on both the exterior and interior, with precious few parts — lights, exhaust, and the custom upholstery, for example — to break things up. The driving experience is equally as raw, with a 340hp Audi engine, a 0-62 time of 2.8 seconds, and, as with all of the company's cars, absolutely no ABS, ESP, power steering, or other electronic crutches.
Built for pure speed, the BMW Apollo Streamliner Motorcycle Concept isn't meant for the road. It's meant for the salt. More specifically, its design — produced by Istanbul-based Mehmet Doruk Erdem — is tailored to speed record attempts, and mixes a sleek, futuristic sloping front section that minimizes wind resistance with traditional details like a brown saddle and an exposed engine and rear suspension.