Coolest Cars For Sale On Motorious For Mid-July

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These are some of the most interesting cars that have made it onto Motorious this week.

What a diverse market the collector car industry represents. Every week, the Motorious editorial staff does a dive into the classified section of the site to find the cars for sale that we would want to buy for ourselves. These cars are more than worthy of a new garage, and we’re thrilled to be able to share our picks with the readers each week. Here is a list of cars to check out as we roll into mid-July.

1934 Riley MPH Roadster Is A Pre War Show Car

Known today for their sporty and innovative pre-war cars, the Riley Company originated at the end of the 1800s. In the middle of the automotive world’s industrial revolution, Riley made a reputation for itself as the manufacturer of stunning cars with impressive performance capabilities which culminated in 1934 with 2nd and 3rd place finishes at Le Mans. This reputation may have originated long ago but it still holds true today with the very few surviving examples. This is specifically true with the 1934 Riley MPH Sports Two Seater. It is estimated that just over 16 of these stunning pre-war cars were made, making them a rare sight for the day and even rarer for today.

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1970 Chevy Chevelle: Just One Of Many Muscle Cars Expected To Sell At Inaugural Auction

Maple Brothers Auctions was founded by the Maple family and several former members of one of America’s longest-running auctions. Its inaugural auto auction in Allen Texas is scheduled for August 6-7. Many great classic cars, trucks, and muscle cars will roll across the auction block, so whether you are looking for your dream car or an addition to your collection Maple Brothers has something for everyone. Although there is already a variety of examples to choose from, consignments are still being accepted. Likewise, bidding registration is also underway.

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1959 FJ-25 Land Cruiser Is Likely One Of The Last Original Examples

In 1941, the Japanese Imperial Army tapped Toyota to produce a military vehicle based on a Willys Jeep. This resulted in the creation of the AK10, a claim of Trademark violation from Willys, and the birth of the name Land Cruiser. After a complete redesign and multiple refinements, the FJ-25 was added to the lineup as a bush vehicle.

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Custom C10 Brings Chevy’s Second Generation Truck Into The Modern Era

Still for some, these classic trucks left something to be desired. Maybe not for the time but as technology progressed the capabilities and style of trucks into the modern era the Chevy C10 certainly did become a bit dated. It is this train of thought that has led to what has become referred to as restomodding. While this terminology can refer to something as simple as installing a modern Bluetooth stereo into an old restored vehicle, the previous owner of this 1968 Chevrolet C10 really took the portmanteau and ran with it.

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Hertz Rent A Racer GT350H: Documented, Restored, And Heading To Auction

Although successful in bringing attention to both Hertz and Shelby, this program was rather brief and in all only 800 cars were made with the iconic black and gold livery and an automatic transmission. One of those cars made its way to Littleton, CO where it was used by Hertz Corp. as a rental. It was then purchased by a private party the following year. From 1967 to the current day, the car has remained in a private Shelby collection where it has been well-maintained and modestly driven.

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Dodge Ram SRT-10: A Record-Breaking Sports Truck

In 1996, Dodge unveiled its plans to fit a Ram pickup with a Viper engine. Unfortunately, the project didn’t come together as initially planned and the production of the concept never materialized. Coming up fast on the 10-year mark, Dodge’s SRT division decided to revisit the idea of the Viper-powered truck. This time, an 8.3-liter V10 Viper engine would provide the full-size pickup with 500-horsepower at 5,600-rpm giving it a 60-mph acceleration capability of under 5-seconds and a ¼-mile time of just 13.7-seconds.

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2005 Morgan Aero 8 Offers Alternative To Modern Mass-Produced Sports Cars With A Unique Classic British Design

Taking cues from British sports cars of the 1930s, Morgan Motor Company has brought the style into the modern era. With long sweeping body lines, large front grills, and round headlights, styling has remained largely unchanged from the very beginning. Likewise, the manufacturing process has also endured as each of its cars are largely hand-built and as unique as a modern car can be. Its craftsmen currently build around 800 specially ordered cars per year by hand, offering an alternative to the modern mass-production sports car.

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1954 Dodge Firearrow II: A True One-Of-A-Kind Masterpiece

As head of Chrysler’s Advanced Styling Group, Exner had created a tight bond with Italian coachbuilder Ghia. This relationship led to a collaboration on a line of “concept cars” that shaped the way that Dodge designed their lineup. In all, four Firearrow concepts were made, all were slightly different but the common theme was a low-slung chassis with Italian coachwork hand made by Ghia.

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1969 Chevy Chevelle Malibu COPO Might Be The Perfect Chevelle

For those wanting a no-nonsense driver’s car, Chevrolet’s COPO program was a way to circumvent all of the red tape. Buyers could order the car they wanted without all of the options they didn’t want and they wouldn’t have to hear a salesperson say that the engine they wanted was not an option for their car because of some corporate brass policy. Nothing was off the table, any paint, any engine, any car. The catch was that it wasn’t advertised, there weren’t any ordering packages, and there were a limited number of dealers that knew about the program. This made the COPO cars quite rare. In fact, only 323 1969 Chevelles were ordered through the program.

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