What would you pay for the most perfect Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in the world? Not a nut-and-bolt restoration, not a customized one, but a factory original 1978 FJ40 that's spent all of its life in good hands. Right now, it seems the price must be six-figure.
Imagine a vehicle with automatic braking, remote operation, self-opening doors and a big screen on the dash. You're probably imaging a Tesla Model X, but we're actually talking about a car called the Golden Sahara II, a custom car originally built in the 1950s, and it's going for auction at Mecum's event in Indianapolis.
Some sources regard the mid-1950s Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gullwing" the first supercar. When it was introduced in 1954, it was certainly unlike anything else, and the 212-horsepower direct injection straight six made it the fastest production car of its day. With a rich motorsport history and the still amazing gullwing doors, the 300SL holds a special place among classic Mercedes-Benz coupes.
"We seem to have bought some cars that aren't Jaguars or Land Rovers," someone seemingly said. "Maybe we should sell them."
His blue 2014 Vanquish, No. 007, will benefit charity
Rare road and race Fords for sale.
Lots of gorgeous metal and a few novelties.
Where to watch and what to look for.
If you want the very first customer Bullitt, VIN 001 to be specific, you'd better be OK with paying a premium.
It's 500E vs. 8.32 at Silverstone Auctions.
The car doesn't have any images, nor much identifying information.
Oh, and there's a 6.0-liter V8 under the hood.
The view out the sleeping area in the back is awesome.
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It's not often you can drive a concept car.
Chassis No. 1029 was originally painted in 500 Grey and made a cameo in the 1988 Francis Ford Coppola film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," starring Jeff Bridges.