Modern SUVs offer a great blend of comfort, performance, and utility, but they just can't match the unabashed ruggedness of earlier models. This 1959 Land Rover Series II Model 109 ($82,000 and up; Auction) is certainly among those, with seating for ten, a "tropical" roof, tank-like construction that's even more robust than the cheaper follow-up Series IIA model, and a like-new condition thanks to a full restoration by well-known Land Rover enthusiast Lanny Clark, using only original parts. Part of a run that lasted only two years, this classic is sure to keep you going in the snow and sun for years to come without going out of style.
Like something out of a video game, the Rally Fighter is a custom-designed off-roader that mixes sports car looks with Baja-tested utility. Wrapped in vinyl to reduce weight and cost, the Fighter features a tubular steel chassis and space frame, nose, rear, underbelly and floor pans made from carbon fiber, a 6.2 Liter, V8 Engine good for 430 hp and paired to an automatic transmission, rear wheel drive, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, as well as 18 inches of suspension travel to help you traverse whatever the trail throws your way. [Thanks, Bradley]
If you really love your first-person shooters — and we mean really — perhaps you'll be interested in the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition ($31,000-$33,500). Available in either traditional two-door or Unlimited four-door versions, these special edition off-roaders feature Mopar fuel doors and taillamp guards, a black exterior with Call of Duty: Black Ops logos on the roof and front quarter panels, an entirely black interior, and dark Rubicon wheels in a high-gloss Mineral Gray with 32-inch off-road tires. A copy of the game is, amazingly, not included, although if you can afford to blow nearly $35K on a video game-themed ride, you've probably got the extra $60 to shell out for a disc.