Mercedes-Benz 200 D, 1967. A version of the W 110 saloon that offered 7 to 8 seats. The “tail fin” model had wheelbase extended by 650 millimetres and was used primarily as a large-capacity taxi and hotel limousine.The middle seat row folded to allow access to the rear bench
AMC Marlin brochure, 1966. The Marlin had launched in 65 as a Rambler but as part of American Motors new corporate strategy became an AMC to differentiate it from the historic Rambler brand that had "become synonymous with frugality.” It was marketed as a personal luxury car with a full-size rear seat. AMC’s CEO Roy Abernethy was 6ft 4in tall (193 cm) and insisted on being able to sit in the back seat of the design studies
AMC Rebel The Machine, 1970. Offered as part of the disposal of a collection of AMC cars by Mecum Auctions at their Indy sale. The Machine was offered for one year only fitted with a 340hp 390ci AMC V8. This car has undergone a full restoration and has a matching numbers Borg Warner T10 4-speed manual transmission with Hurst shift linkage. The estimate is $110,000 - $130,000
AMC AMX Javelin Pierre Cardin Edition, 1973. Another jewel from the AMC collection being offered at Mecum Auction’s Indy sale. This social edition Javelin in powered by a top of the range AMX 401ci V8 with 4 speed manual transmission. The estimate is $75,000 - $100,000
AMC Javelin 'Bonneville Speed Spectacular,' 1968. Part of an important collection of AMC cars to be sold at Mecum Auctions Indy sale running through until May 21. The Javelin was 1 of 3 prepared by Craig Breedlove and Edelbrock Engineering in 1968. Breedlove drove it to a flying mile speed of 161.733 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats, taking the C-Production class record. It is powered by a modified 304ci AMC V8 with 4 speed manual transmission. The Javelin has an estimate of $150,000 - $175,000
AMC Pacer X, 1975. Part of an important collection of AMC cars being offered at Mecum Auctions Indy sale, which runs through to May 21. The Dick Teague-designed Pacer is powered by a 258ci AMC straight 6 engine and has an estimate of $30,000 - $40,000
Toyota GR Supra Widebody, 2022, by Rocket Bunny. The kit includes an extended front splitter fitted to the stock bumper, body colour flared wheel arches with carbon black side skirts, ducktail spoiler and rear wing. Wheels are by Strasse, 19×10 front and 19×12 rear
Toyota AXV-II, 1987. Designed at Toyota’s Studio 'Argo', the second of Toyota’s Advanced Experimental Vehicles was a prototype for the production Toyota Sera. Presented at the 27th Tokyo Motor Show, it was based on the humble Toyota Starlet
Toyota AXV, 1985. Presented at the 26th Tokyo Motor Show, this was the first of Toyota’s Advanced Experimental Vehicles. A prototype compact MPV optimised for economy with highly aerodynamic bodywork featuring flush glass and doorhandles, there was one door on the driver’s side and two on the passengers’. Powered by a direct injection turbo-diesel 3-cylinder engine it was capable of 80mpg (quite a thing in the mid-80s). It never made it into Toyota’s showrooms and some of its features and technology did
Toyota Corona 1600S Hardtop Coupé, 1965. The RT50 was the first 2-door pillarless hardtop version in the Corona range. It was also part of Toyota’s re-entry into the US market after a temporary hiatus.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Series II, 2022. Revisions have been made to the 8th generation Phantom including an illuminated Pantheon Grille and headlights with laser-cut bezel starlights. There are new plain disc wheels inspired by the 1920s. The steering wheel has been revised to provide more feel for the owner-driver
Mega Track, 1992. A crossover supercar made by Aixam, a French manufacturer of microcars. The Track was massive at over 5 metres long and wider than a Hummer. It was powered by a mid-mounted 6.0 litre Mercedes M120 V12 engine driving the rear wheels only though ground clearance could be raised from 20 cm to 33cm to allow some off-road use. Despite the mid-engined design there were 4 seats in the cabin. More expensive than a Lamborghini Diablo or Porsche 959, sales were extremely low with as few 5 cars being made (some sources claim as many as 12).
McLaren Artura “Platinum Jubilee”, 2022. Today, May 12, is the 18th anniversary of the day HM the Queen opened the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey. To honour Queen Elizabeth II's 70 year reign, McLaren Automotive has unveiled a bespoke Jubilee Platinum paint finish and badge
Bentley Corniche, 1971. This was Bentley’s version of the Mulliner Park Ward two-door variants of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. It was in production for 10 years but only 63 hardtop versions were made
Bentley Bentayga EWB, 2022. The extended wheelbase version of Bentley’s SUV has been revealed with 3 possible seat configurations including the 4-place Airline Seat Specification (pictured) which includes world-first auto climate sensing. The 180 mm stretched model is also 4 and 5 seat versions though the 7 seat configuration available in the regular Bentayga will not be offered. Customer feedback showed that space and luxury were a priority for the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase owners, rather than additional seating