Christmas morning is so much about the toys found under the tree, so here are a few big-boy (or girl) toys selected from AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com.
Just the thing for prancing through the snow in lieu of a one-horse open sleigh, this brightly detailed CJ is unrestored and a largely original 4X4, the seller says, powered by a 4.2-liter inline-6 and 5-speed manual transmission. In Dark Red Metallic with orange graphics over a red interior, the Jeep includes a black factory hardtop and a tan Bestop soft top.
A mini car that looks like it could be an ornament on the Christmas tree, this 500F coupe has been restored with gray paint, a black canvas sunroof and red-and-while vinyl interior. Power is generated by a rear-mounted, air-cooled 499cc inline-4 linked with a 4-speed transmission, and riding on 12-inch wheels. Produced in Italy as a people’s car, the little craft has become popular among collectors and those who appreciate small wonders.
At the other extreme is this custom muscle car, which would give Santa’s reindeer a good run for the money powered as it is by a replacement rebuilt 440cid V8 with performance intake and headers, 3-inch exhaust and TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and driven just 3,000 miles since completion of a 5-year restoration, according to the seller. Finished in Rallye Red, the sports coupe also has been upgraded with a “modernized” interior, 18-inch aluminum wheels, disc brakes and overhauled suspension.
Here’s another stylish piece of Italian holiday jewelry, a restored front-drive coupe powered by a high-revving 1,216cc V4 and 4-speed transmission. With gray paint and light-gray interior – which includes a wood-trimmed dashboard – the attractively styled Fulvia was the last Lancia model equipped with the narrow-angle V4. The car also has a racing pedigree; in competition form, a Fulvia won the 1972 International Rally Championship.
Fully able to go over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, the British stalwart was imported from southern Europe and underwent a frame-off restoration and painted in Marine Blue, the seller says. Powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel with a 5-speed transmission and full-time 4-wheel drive with a 2-speed transfer case and locking differential, the Landy comes with protective plating on its front fenders, black vinyl seats, a new Exmoor canvas soft top, and 16-inch Wolf wheels with BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires.