The Gullwing is one of the most iconic car designs of all time. But only 2% of them are aluminum-bodied. Which makes this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing one of only 29 like it ever to be produced. Along with the sought-after body, this example — painstakingly restored by 300 SL specialists Kienle Automobiltechnik — also features desirable upgrades like a Sonderteile engine outputting 215hp, a sports suspension, Rudge knock-off wheels, and a two-piece luggage set.
Originally built for a prince and one of only 36 to ever see the road, this 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast is highly exclusive, even by Ferrari standards. It's powered by a 5.0L V12 engine that produces 400 hp and is good for a top speed of 170 mph. Clad in Pininfarina bodywork, it was originally finished in a silvery gray, but was painted a classy dark blue during a two-year restoration that also saw the upholstery covered in red leather. Having spent 17 years in the renowned Mas du Clos collection, it has been well cared-for, and is likely the finest Superfast in existence, making it one of the most covetable Ferraris around.
Stunningly simple, the design of the Auto Fabrica Type 6 Motorcycle in many ways hides the work it took to realize it. The custom build is based on a Yamaha XS650, which has seen the engine rebuilt, converted to a single carb, and fitted to handmade stainless steel exhaust pipes that extend all the way to the filter. To keep a clean top line, the headstock was lowered to match the one-piece aluminum tank and seat base, and the cleanliness continues in the front wheel with a Laverda SF750 hub paired with 19-inch spoke rims.
Books and films have long predicted that our futures would include flying automobiles, and now that future is ready to unveil. A four-seat hybrid with wings, the Terrafugia TF-X Flying Car looks like our futuristic dreams come true, giving you the ability to drive on roads and highways and fly through the air seamlessly. Just tell it where you want it to fly, and using twin electric motor pods and a megawatt of power, you're off and auto-piloted to your destination. And with a 200mph flying cruise speed and a range of 500 miles, transportation is about to get way easier, and incredibly fun.
The Shelby Daytona was built to compete with the Ferrari 250 GTO. And compete it did, dominating the GT circuit with wins at Daytona, Le Mans, Sebring, and the Nürburgring, among others, to take the FIA World Sportscar Championship in 1965. The 50th Anniversary Shelby Daytona Cobra celebrates this rich history by recreating this iconic race car. Buyers will be able to select from aluminum or fiberglass bodies, and will also be able to select an engine that matches their driving preferences. Limited to just 50 examples.
Largely unknown in the United States, the Adler brand is known for building some truly special automobiles before World War II. This 1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine is an example of the German manufacturer's expertise, and was one of the first enclosed automobiles to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. One of only three examples of the Rennlimousine that is still around, this car is likely the best preserved of them all, with many of the original parts and details intact. A legitimate piece of automotive history available to the highest bidder in August.
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.