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1975 Ford Bronco Custom

A legendary American 4X4 is coming to auction next month at Sotheby’s. This 1975 Ford Bronco Custom is tastefully resto-modified for both comfortable cruising and off-road adventures.

Rebuilt to function as a reliable daily driver, the Bronco you see here is powered by a Ford 302 cubic inch V8 with an MSD ignition, Edelbrock heads, Edelbrock manifold, and a custom stainless exhaust. The mighty engine is matched to a 3-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, sending power to all four American Racing-style alloy wheels which are wrapped in Pro Comp All Terrain tires.

Inside you get twin bucket front seats, wood-rimmed wheel with power-steering, modern digital gauge, “Tuffy” center console, and the original Ford radio/cassette player enhancing the old-school flair. If you’re interested in purchasing this carefully tweaked Ford icon, get ready to spend between $40,000 and $70,000 USD.

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Photos Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Icon 1965 Jeep Wagoneer

Based on a first-gen “shovel-nose” model, Icon’s 1965 Jeep Wagoneer is the perfect American beach ride for the family, packing modern precision and reliability in a handsome timeless package.

The project started with a “nice old example in respectable condition,” which has been blasted to raw metal. The team at Icon 4×4 then fitted the truck with high-performing parts such as a U.S. steel chassis by Art Morrison (powder coat finish), four-bar rear suspension, radius arm front suspension, Eibach coils and Fox Racing shocks, Dynatrac Dana axle assemblies, Brembo brakes, and a no-nonsense large stainless steel TIG welded fuel tank. Serious power comes from a fuel injected 420HP LS3 V8.

Inside, the offroader sports a cleaner dash with cool metal knobs inspired from the originals, a restored steering wheel, Bluetooth audio system, interior cargo lights, and quilted-pattern seats in high-quality Knoll fabrics. Finished with a fresh coat of paint and a sweet-looking side trim and wood insert, this truck oozes pure vintage style and is ready to put many more miles under its wheels.

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Photos Courtesy of Icon 4×4

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 NART Spyder

If you have an extra million dollars laying around and you’d like to invest in an ultra-rare piece of automotive history, this is your chance. One of three ever made, this street-ready 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 NART Spyder is up for sale, arriving in “exceptional and highly original condition.”

Built by Giovanni Michelotti–one of the most prolific sports car designers of the 70s, the unrestored Daytona wears many of its original features including the striking metallic blue body paintwork, Cibie Iode fog lamps, ANSA exhaust, Michelotti badging and hard top. The Arancia tan leather interior with bespoke dash and unique seats is in outstanding original condition, the only thing that’s not stock being an aftermarket radio.

Fully functioning, the unique Ferrari has electric windows, air conditioning, a properly-fitted soft top, and a fat Momo steering wheel. It rolls on magnesium alloy Cromodora knock-off wheels wrapped in period correct Michelin XWX tires.

Mechanically, the NART Daytona is also in excellent condition. It’s said to run strong and feel “even more aggressive than a standard car – perhaps due to the lighter coachwork.” Having seen only limited use, the car retains its original engine with six Weber 40 DCN 21 carburetors and even includes the original toolkit as well as the jack bag with jack and wheel tools.

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1980 BMW M1 Coupe

Coming to auction 11 May 2018 in Monte Carlo, is a mighty-fine supercar of yesteryear–the 1980 BMW M1 Coupe. Built to compete against the all-powerful Porsche in the World Sportscar Championship, this is the German brand’s first mid-engined vehicle, and this particular example arrives in excellent original condition.

One of only 453 ever built (and one of 98 finished in orange), the car is powered by an inline-6 3,453cc engine with double overhead cams, 4 valves/cylinder, and mechanical fuel injection, providing 277-bhp for a top speed of 160 mph.

The wedge-shaped, aerodynamic fiberglass bodywork is wrapped around a multi-tubular spaceframe chassis, while Lamborghini-developed wishbones at front and rear provide suspension.

This M1 also boasts disc brakes on all wheels, anti-roll bars, a 5-speed transaxle, and black and grey interior with Recaro seats, AC, electric windows, remotely operated door mirrors & heated rear screen. Expected to fetch north of $650,000.

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Photos courtesy of Bonhams

1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta

Coming to auction in May, is this 1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta–a unique fun-to-drive vehicle, fully Concours-restored and ready for the track.

Known for its lively twin cam engine, the 750 Gran Sport was a small gem built by Turinese manufacturer Moretti. The ultra-rare model you see here is believed to have raced in the 1956 Mille Miglia; is one out of three to sport the Barchetta (“little boat” in Italian) bodywork and the only one with a lightweight tubular steel chassis.

In the current owner’s custody, the car has been restored by UK’s G-Cat Racing with a view to making it as competitive and reliable as possible. The engine, gearbox, and suspension were all rebuilt, a competition clutch was fitted, and a new set of magnesium alloy wheels were cast.

The vehicle has an aluminum body and is powered by a 750cc inline-4 cylinder engine with double overhead cams, while its minimalist, race-focused cockpit features a large wood-rimmed steering wheel, two bucket seats, and modern-but-period-correct instruments for reliability. Professionally prepared for historic motorsports, this previous participant in the 2014 Le Mans Classic and 2013 Mille Miglia Storica is expected to fetch around $300K.

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Photos by Peter Seabrook

1957 Ferrari 250 T Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’

Nicknamed after the ‘Tour de France’ rally where it became a champion multiple times, Ferrari’s 250 GT Berlinetta is known as the finest competition car of the 1950s. Produced in a modest quantity of 72 examples, this pure breed racer is highly sought after today not only for its significant past but also for the admirable lightweight coachwork and advanced racing mechanicals it featured.

The splendid 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ you see here is even rarer. Number 15 out of 17 cars built with the beautiful three-louver Scaglietti coachwork and covered headlights, this vehicle retains its original 258 bhp v12 engine (rebuilt in 1968) with competition camshafts and high-compression pistons.

It went through a painstaking restoration process that took nearly 20 years to complete, and in its racing career, it entered 22 events, claiming 11 victories along the way. The vehicle never crashed, and, with just two custodians looking after it over the last 45 years, this makes for a particularly pure and impressive example of a Ferrari competition legend. Coming to RM Sotheby’s auction in Monaco, on 12 May 2018.

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Photos Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

A legendary muscle car is coming to auction this spring: the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda. Winner of both Best in Class and Best Restored engine at the Portland Roadster Show 2018, this highly coveted vehicle is a unique opportunity to own a piece of American motoring history.

Recently restored for a completed Concours, the vintage supercar shows just 9 miles on the odometer. It features a 426 Hemi engine, power brakes, 4.10 Dana 60 Sure Grip rear end, and Rallye wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas tires.

The car is complete with the famous “shaker scoop” on the hood and comes with an original “Slap Stik”–a performance shifter for automatic transmissions developed specifically for drag racing, that allows the driver to rapidly switch from 1st to 2nd, and from 2nd to 3rd gear.

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Photos by Jason Brant / Mecum Auctions

1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT

Number 12 of only 80 examples ever produced, this impeccable 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT is being offered on auction by RM Sotheby’s on 12 May 2018 in Monaco. With only 171 miles under its wheels from new, this all-black badass ride is likely the lowest mileage Diablo GT in existence, making it even more unique & desirable.

Known as the wildest iteration of the Diablo, the completely race-oriented GT model features a modified aggressive carbon fiber bodywork and an enlarged V12 engine sending 575-hp (465 lb-ft of torque) to the rear wheels, matched with a 5-speed transmission.

Other details include a carbon fiber front air dam with large brake ducts, huge air extractor in the front luggage compartment lid, widened fenders, rear carbon fiber diffuser & spoiler, ram air duct protruding above the roof, and special 3-piece OZ wheels. Diablo GT’s stripped-down interior has carbon fiber panels and race-spec bucket seats with 4-point seatbelt harnesses, and probably smells like victory!

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Photos by Tim Scott / RM Sotheby’s

1973 Land Rover 88 Series III

If you’re quick enough, today you could snatch this complete frame-off restoration 1973 Land Rover 88 Series III for an estimated $30,000, as it’s being offered at an RM Sotheby’s auction.

The carefully rebuilt vintage 4×4 has had its steel chassis galvanized for extra resistance to rust, while a new canvas roof is in place of the old one. Power comes from a four-cylinder engine with manual transmission, while inside you’ll find tan-upholstered seats and door panels, tan gear lever boots, and checker plate panels flooring.

The vehicle also sports a hood-mounted spare tire, steel wheels wrapped in traditional chunky tires, and a new Land Rover Green paintwork for that glorious military look we all know and love.

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‘That 70s Show’ Volkswagen Samba Van

Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Shaggin’ Wagon’ from “That 70s Show” is up for sale. The 21-window Volkswagen Samba Bus from the beloved television series can be yours on April 14, 2018, at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction.

Powered by a 1600cc 4-cylinder engine matched with a 4-speed manual transmission, the iconic hippie van (model year 1967) has had the brakes and engine recently serviced, and it rides on new tires. It boasts a green/white exterior and beige interior.

The ‘Love Bus’ is offered with no reserve (be prepared to shell upwards of $300K though) and includes an original “That ’70s Show” handbag signed by some of the cast, including Mila Kunis and Laura Prepon.

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Introduced in 1954 as a two-seat coupé with distinctive gull-wing doors, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was a race car for the street. Boasting the world’s fastest top speed at that time, as well as technological firsts (including the first-ever production fuel injection), and low production numbers, this vehicle is widely considered one of the most collectible Mercedes-Benz models.

Having never been restored or modified, the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing you see here is even rarer. And it can be yours for 1 million-1.3 million at RM Sotheby’s auction in Fort Lauderdale on April 7, 2018. The highly-collectible sports car features the original Fire Engine Red finish (redone over the years), the original Cream upholstery (quickly surface-dyed black decades ago, but remains intact, with no tears or scratches), and even its original Michelin spare tire and two of the three original belly pans.

The Merc has 36,375 miles on the odometer, all recorded prior to 1968. It has been exhibited for four decades at various Indiana museums, which helps make this Gullwing one of the few that have survived in this pristine condition.

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1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup

Going up for auction this Saturday, March 10 is this highly collectible 1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup. Due to the more limited production numbers and unique look, this original model is far rarer than the Microbus and Van variants.

Fully-restored in 2009, with mechanical work done by Paul Wilson of the automobile racing team Brumos Porsche, the vehicle is complete and ready to go. All of its tray back sides fold down, while a center section provides additional storage.

Finished in a sweet, two-tone red & white colorway, with chrome accents, and bumpers front and back, the highly coveted pickup is offered without reserve and is expected to fetch between $35,000-$45,000.

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