First released in 1984, the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 was a huge hit — so much so that sales continued well into this century. Now, in response to consumer demand — and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic model — Toyota is re-releasing it for roughly a year. Drawing on the heritage of precious models, it features a traditional closed ladder frame, large approach, break-over, and departure angles, and part-time 4WD. It's powered by a modern 4.0L V6 engine that provides excellent fuel efficiency and nearly 230 hp when needed. The only bad news? You're going to have to figure out how to get it back from Japan on your own.
That's right — this isn't just any Range Rover. It's the first. Heading up for auction soon, the 1970 Range Rover #001 was the first Range Rover to go onto the production line, and like any classic Rover, it's had its share of adventures. Built in late 1969, it was "lost" for a number of years in the '70s and '80s before being found in the early '90s and undergoing a six-year, ground-up restoration to bring it back to showroom condition and restore its original Olive Green color. Amazingly, despite all this is still retains all its "matching numbers" components, including the chassis, 3,528cc 8-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, and axles, as well as the original body shell and aluminum bonnet. When it comes to vintage Rovers, this is the one to own.
The modern-day Nissan GT-R is certainly impressive, but if you want to know its heritage, you need to start here. This 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-R is one of just over 1,100 GT-R coupes made between '70 and '72, powered by a 160 hp, 1,989 cc inline six engine. Forefather of the Godzilla series of GT-Rs, it also features a five-speed manual transmission, front disc and rear drum brakes, and nearly all of its original pieces, thanks to a loving restoration. Even the original wheels and steering wheel are included — even if they're not currently installed — and with only 42,000 km on the odometer, this is as close to a "new" specimen as you're going to find.