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‘The nicest example known in the world,’ it's going to be expensive

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.

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It had automatic braking and light-up wheels and tires

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.

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Gullwing last changed hands over 50 years ago

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.

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It will be expensive.

(To the tune of The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby) A Z50 Monkey Bought new by Lennon, got dirty and then put away How much would you pay?

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Some more classic than others: These interesting castoffs will sell at no reserve

"We seem to have bought some cars that aren't Jaguars or Land Rovers," someone seemingly said. "Maybe we should sell them."

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His blue 2014 Vanquish, No. 007, will benefit charity

His blue 2014 Vanquish, No. 007, will benefit charity

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They'll be auctioned by Gooding & Company at the Amelia Island auction

Rare road and race Fords for sale.

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Lots of gorgeous metal and a few novelties.

Lots of gorgeous metal and a few novelties.

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It’s like a rite of passage for exclusive sportscars: the charity auction.

If you want the very first customer Bullitt, VIN 001 to be specific, you'd better be OK with paying a premium.

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Mr. Bean is a true enthusiast.

It's 500E vs. 8.32 at Silverstone Auctions.

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First 50th-anniversary car could sell for charity associated with Steve McQueen

The car doesn't have any images, nor much identifying information.

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Up for auction at RM Sotheby's Arizona, it boasts a 6.0-liter V8 and modern off-road mods

Oh, and there's a 6.0-liter V8 under the hood.

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The Hertz rental Shelby Mustang will be auctioned by Bonhams.

It's going to bring a lot more than its original $3,865 price tag.

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Van up for auction at RM Sotheby's Arizona is a travel Instagrammer's dream

The view out the sleeping area in the back is awesome.

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A Ford GT that will be the first auctioned for charity will also be there.

One-stop shopping for America's top sports cars.

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A genuine one-of-a-kind car

It's not often you can drive a concept car.

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It was Preston Tucker’s personal car until 1955, when he sold it to the future governor of Arkansas, a Rockefeller.

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.

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It begs the question: What will become of the 90-percent completed project?

We can't say we're surprised.

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