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The owners are giving 100 percent of the proceeds to WoundedWarriorProject.org.

It was originally designed as a lightweight military vehicle that could be dropped into combat by parachute.

McQueen mostly used the truck for camping trips.

A high-quality yet affordable reader for your car’s data port can serve as a powerful diagnostic tool.

The 1966 George Barris Batmobile is probably the one you know. But it’s neither the first Batmobile, or in my mind, the purest expression of automotive Batmania. That distinction goes to Forrest Robinson’s original ground-up 1959-1963 design, an extraordinary vehicle up for on eBay from July 4.

Hundreds of journalists traveled last week to Milan, the birth place of Alfa Romeo, to see Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveil a new sedan. The event is part of a marketing blitz to bring back Alfa Romeo—and its design and performance heritage—to the United States.

You might know the Chrysler Town & Country as the seven-passenger minivan introduced 25 years ago. But the advent of the minivan can be traced much further back: another half-century to the classic 1941 Town & Country barrel-back wood station wagon now listed on eBay.

Earlier this month, Volkswagen’s European-based commercial division announced the sixth-generation of its California camper van. What? The storied tradition of the VW camper bus—established with the famous Type 2 bus in 1950 and which ran through 1991 in the form of the Vanagon—continues unabated in Europe?

Cars in movies are more than props. They commonly serve more like wardrobe, shedding light on a character—or they act as plot devices to build drama or get a laugh. In the case of this tricked-out 2003 Hyundai Tiburon used in HBO’s Entourage series, it’s a non-stop rolling punch line about Lloyd’s desire to be noticed...

Ferrari has a wonderful tradition of building limited-series sports cars that are blindingly fast and exquisitely designed—but that can be driven by mere mortals on everyday streets. Think: 288 GTO, the F40, the F50, and the Enzo. The latest model, introduced in 2013, is the ultimate in accessible high-performance...

A general search for a McLaren vehicle on eBay reveals a couple dozen MP4-12C supercars. The MP4 (or simply 12C) is the follow-up to the legendary McLaren F1. It’s hard to know precisely how many 12C cars were produced between 2011 and 2014, but probably a few thousand. However, we know that the production for the...

Everybody knows that hybrid cars are nerd-mobiles. That is, except anybody who has laid eyes on the Porsche 919, built for racing in the Le Mans Prototype (LMP) category of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

It’s widely assumed that American muscle cars are all about horsepower. But that overlooks the race for aerodynamics that characterized the 1969 and 1970 Nascar Grand National seasons, known as the “Aero Wars.” The fierce competition between Ford and Chrysler reached epic proportions, when Ford built the 1970 Ford...

In 1994, six vintage automobiles were acquired, restored, and painted white. Then, the artist Hiro Yamagata and about 20 assistants painted fanciful natural designs, based on photographs of nature. It was a mashup of Daimler and Gauguin. The series called “Earthly Paradise,” grew to about 20 cars, including the 1952...

When exploring the world of fine collectible automobiles, you will frequently encounter this term: bespoke. It’s just a highfalutin way of describing something that is customized or made-to-order. In the case of this, ahem, extremely rare $2 million 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith now on sale on eBay, there’s a single...

A 1970 Chrysler 300H convertible, used to promote Hurst aftermarket performance products, will forever be associated with racing queen Linda Vaughn. The unique vehicle is now on sale on eBay. The vehicle is affectionately know as the “Parade Float,” according to the seller, because it crisscrossed the country in the...

Classic Ford Mustangs are among the most iconic and collectible cars in the world. But is the ’64 ‘Stang now listed on eBay for more than $1 million worth its price? The answer can be found in the car’s incredible story. The seller, in fact, calls it “the most significant historic Mustang in the world.”

The aluminum body of the first Porsche production car, introduced in 1950, was pounded into shape by hand. And that’s exactly how 35-year-old Chris Runge, a self-described “Porsche enthusiast and auto obsession-ist” produces his automotive creations, like the hand-built aluminum Frankfurt Flyer now listed on eBay.

In the early 1960s, a brand new Rolls-Royce cost about $8,000. Five decades later, when fully restored to its original grandeur, this 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is listed on eBay for a cool half-mil. Why is it fetching such a price?

The founders of Green Day, the hard-rocking California band, love cool cars almost as much as blasting out their unique punk-pop blend. But rock stars can be, well, excessive. So before long, the band’s fleet of collector and sports cars, according to a 2012 report in the New Zealand Herald, grew beyond 100 vehicles....

Auto executives from Audi, Nissan and Mercedes predict that self-driving cars will be on the road around 2020. But the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology will come first, not to passenger cars, but to the commercial big rigs running on U.S. highways. That became clear to me last week when I saw Mark Alvick,...