In the mythology of Dodge muscle cars, discourse, debate & price tags often center around how rare the model is. Throughout the 60s, Dodge was the undisputed American master of limited-production runs and overpowered, small batch variants. This one may be the Holy Grail. It’s a one-off concept car: the very first Dodge Charger with a 600 horse motor. If you don’t know, act like you know. The auction price will break a million, guaranteed. Auction takes place at the Automobiles of Arizona event held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, on January 20, 2010.
Someday we’ll all be flying a sport plane. This is where it starts. The innovative design of the Icon A5 brings the dream of piloting your own plane one step closer. The folding wing design is lightweight, making it fully portable & easy to store. Flying it is even easier. This thing is practically a flying Jet-Ski. Okay … that’s oversimplifying, but you get the idea, right?
Hey … your mouth is open. It’s okay. You’ve never seen a 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Few people have. This gem, however, is about to go up for auction. Being one of the rarest & finest examples of early Ferrari, this model is number 10 of only 25 “Barchetta” coachworks designs from 1940s Milan. It was originally built for the Paris Motor Show, but went on to be an international racer. It has since had a complete nut & bolt restoration, so starting bids will be six digits for sure.
This is not the Space Shuttle you partied in for 30-hours straight at Burning Man a few years back. This is an actual NASA-issued, full-size Space Shuttle Orbiter. For 2.2 million you can buy one. But heads up, it won’t fly. And that’s actually a good thing, because when you re-entered the atmosphere at Burning Man, you said you were never going to outer space again. You swore.
British custom carmaker, Morgan Motor Company, just announced they’re re-releasing their classic three-wheeler coupe. This oddly cool-looking two-seater isn’t just some car club conversation piece though – it really moves. Powered by an 1800-cc Harley-Davidson V-twin motor and a Mazda gearbox, this lightweight little rocket will hit speeds over 115 mph. It features leather interior, all aluminum body & premium features. It gets better gas mileage than your car … and because it’s only a 3-wheeler, it’s considered a motorcycle by the DMV.
Known for innovative & reliable (if somewhat boring) compact cars, the Hondajet HA-420 takes Honda’s proven approach up into the sky. Their newest craft is a little bigger than a Civic, but compact nonetheless. This personal jet is capable of flying a 2-man crew & five passengers over 1600 miles. And thanks to the all composite fuselage and unique engine positioning, the gas mileage is totally Honda, too. A sipper.
It’s WACO Classics, not Wacko. These custom-made, FAA-certified, open-cockpit planes may look like artifacts from the first World War, but they’re brand new reproductions of classic bi-planes from the ’30s and technically speaking, they’re totally modern. Featuring advanced avionics and updated safety features, WACOs are the very finest in retro aircraft carrying you up & away to the golden age of aviation.
Yes, it’s an exact replica of the OG Batmobile from 1966. It’s so exact in fact, the builders, Fiberglass Freaks, were licensed by DC Comics. It’s got the flamethrower (it really works!), the dash-mounted bat phone & all the other superhero features you need to fight crime in Gotham City. It also comes stock with a brand-new 350 GM motor and leather interior. Bam! Smack! Pow!
There’s not even a new Bond movie in production and Aston Martin has gone all 007 on this unbelievable ride. The frame is carbon fiber and the body is aluminum. Sounds like race car material doesn’t it? Well, add a 750-horse V-12 & the One-77 becomes international super-spy worthy. It should come as no surprise that even if you have the cash for this beast – you might not get one. Limited as hell.
Is this the most famous car of all time? Ask your dad. James Bond’s legendary Aston Martin DB 5, originally seen ripping along mountain roads in the Swiss Alps in the 1964 classic, Goldfinger, is up for auction. This marvel of British auto craftsmanship and Hollywood lore is sure to catch a pretty penny; especially since it comes equipped with smokescreen, machine guns & all the other 007 gadgets that made it famous. Auction date October 27, 2010