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.
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.
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.
Built by the Ferrari factory with the personal involvement of Enzo Ferrari, this 1956 Ferrari 290 MM is one of the most impressive cars to hit public auction. Constructed for five time World Drivers' Championship winner Juan Manuel Fangio, it boasts a 3.5-liter V-12 engine and is one of four 290 MMs ever built. It's been maintained incredibly, retaining the original chassis, engine, gearbox, and body. The auction presents collectors with an incredibly rare opportunity to bid on a legendary piece of racing history, just in time for its 60th anniversary next year.
The DB5 is more widely known, thanks to a certain secret agent, but it's the DB4GT that's most sought after by collectors. This 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT was just the 14th of only 19 DB4 GT's modified by Italian shop Zagato to be lighter and more nimble than its factory counterparts. It was originally delivered to Australia, where it was successfully raced, before being sold to an owner in England who had the vehicle restored to a Concours-winning state.
Named in honor of the Tour de France — not the bike race, but the endurance road race held around the country from 1899-1986 — the Ferrari F12tdf harkens back to the days of the 1950s and '60s when Ferrari GTs dominated the race. This track-ready road car is powered by a 769 hp V12 mated to a special version of the F1 DCT transmission to deliver a 0-62 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 210 mph. Other unique features include redesigned components that shave nearly 250 pounds off the car's weight, wider front and rear tracks, and the use of bare carbon fiber in both the interior and aerobridge. Limited to just 799 examples.
Built to meet all FIA rules and regulations, the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R is as track-ready a 'vette as you'll find. The race car is the result of roughly two years of hard work, requiring design, development, and fabrication of multiple custom components. Carbon panels provide weight reduction while helping with aerodynamics, the Chevy-based 6.2L V8 engine now channels its 600 hp to the wheels via an X-Trac 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shift technology, and the steering wheel and dash have been replaced with race-appropriate equipment.
It's not an S, or a GTS, or a GT4. But with a 2.7 liter flat-six producing 275 hp, it's not as if the Porsche Cayman Black Edition is a slouch. It can hit 60 mph in as little as 5.1 seconds with the optional PDK transmission, and has a top speed of 165. And as a Black Edition, it comes packed with upgraded equipment like 20-inch wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, two-zone climate control, an improved sound system, and Park Assist for front and rear. Available in Black or Jet Black Metallic.
A rarity on showroom floors upon its release, this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS L78 is even more desirable today. The little-ordered L78 included a 375hp V8 engine, a Turbo Hydra-Matic three-speed automatic, and a heavy-duty suspension with a rear stabilizer bar, giving it terrific performance without the added cost of the aluminum-headed L89. This particular example was fully restored just two years ago, and has a pristine black interior with SS-specific factory gauges and Strato bucket seats.
Rod Emory has been modifying 356s since it was considered crazy to do so. People called him and his father outlaws. That legacy — and name — is reflected in the Emory Porsche 356 Outlaw. This modern take on the classic sports car looks largely the same but has been upgraded with new accessories and trim, parts borrowed from more modern Porsches, and a handful of performance upgrades. The result is a car that's more fun to drive than any of its all-original counterparts, while looking as good if not better than all of them.
While the supercars from the 1970's looked great and were fast, none were as practical as the Maserati Bora. This 1975 model is a testament to that, with plenty of room inside, along with a full size front trunk, and a hydraulically powered pedal cluster. It also boasts the sought after 4.9L V8 engine that is mounted in the middle of the car to improve weight distribution. Another design triumph for Giorgetto Giugiaro, this Bora has been kept in excellent condition and provides potential buyers with a unique opportunity to own a supercar.
Named after the legendary bull that killed Spain's best matador, this 1969 Lamborghini Islero S Coupe lays claim to another legend as well. Sir Roger Moore, who grabbed the James Bond torch from Sean Connery, drove this car in the film 'The Man Who Haunted Himself.' One of only 100 Islero S models, this silver 69' was completely restored in 1986, and kept in top condition ever since. A remarkable car, from the burgundy leather interior of the 4.0-liter V12 engine that helped it top out at 157mph when it was new back in 1969.
You might have a hard time telling the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera from its direct descendants. Until you step on the pedal. Both the standard and "S" versions of the car are powered by brand-new twin-turbo, flat-six 3.0L liter engines that deliver between 370 and 420hp, increased torque, and ultimately more speed. The chassis has been refined and lowered by 10mm to deliver increased control, the infotainment system has been improved, and rear-axle steering is now available as an option on the Carrera S. Other than that, you'll find new headlights and taillights, integrated door handle recesses, new standard wheels, and a redesigned deck lid, no matter which of the four models you choose from.
100 hp doesn't sound like much, but when your car weighs right at 1,800 pounds, it's not as bad as you might think. Indeed, the 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe was considered blistering for its time, using its Type 547/1 engine and Type 644 transmission to happily run 100 mph for extended periods, and reach a top speed of nearly 120 mph. This particular example was completely restored in Italy during 2005 and 2006, fitted with a series-correct replacement engine that itself was completely rebuilt, and carries with it a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
007's love of Aston Martins is well known. The Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition celebrates the storied secret agent's choice of ride with a number of subtle-yet-classy enhancements befitting of the world's most famous spy. The exterior is finished in an exclusive Spectre Silver livery, with sterling silver Aston Martin logos and edition-specific badging, while inside, there are numbered sill plaques, gun barrel embroidery, and a special start-up screen. Performance-wise, the car is identical to the standard GT, with a 6.0-litre V12 engine pumping out nearly 540 hp, a Touchtronic II six-speed transmission, a 0-62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds, and a baddie-evading top speed of 183 mph. Limited to just 150 examples, it arrives with a limited edition Omega Seamaster James Bond watch with an Aston Martin strap, and a matching 21" Globe-Trotter case.
It doesn't look quite like any BMW you've seen. And with good reason. The 1981 BMW M1 Coupe benefitted from a healthy infusion of Italian design, as the coach assembly was done at Ital Design and the suspension developed at Lamborghini. The 280hp, 3.5-liter six engine, however, is all German, and with fewer than 7,600 miles on the odometer, this is one of the most impressive examples of the 431 M1s ever built.
You won't see too many rally cars on the road today, and are even less likely to see one like this 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale. Designed by Italian auto company Gruppo Bertone, the Stratos comes equipped with a Dino V-6 engine with triple Weber carburetors and 192 horsepower. Offered with its original drivetrain, this 75' Stratos — one of just 492 ever made — is available at auction after 20 years of continuous ownership. A guaranteed head-turner in bright blue, it's a rare opportunity to own a legendary rally car.