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Pretty much anyone you ask will know that the Jeep Wrangler/CJ-series are the direct descendants of the Willys MB military vehicle, even if they’re not actually familiar with its original name or the finer details of its history. On the contrary, excluding enthusiasts, these days few remember either International Harvester or its hugely influential Scout, despite their key role in the evolution of the modern and all-conquering SUV.

Development began in the late 1950’s, and right from the start management of the Illinois-based company intended for the then-unnamed model to be a CJ competitor. Early design proposals and prototypes followed much the same recipe, with open, slab-sided and entirely function-defined “styling.” An interesting turn of events involving Goodyear’s nascent automotive plastics engineering division soon saw the adaptation of a more refined shape, and though ultimately bodied in traditional steel, the earliest 1961 models emerged from the factory just 24 months from the program’s start.

Though over a nearly 20-year production run the model would gain many refinements, even the latest Scout II’s remain refreshingly straightforward, and while a huge variety of removable tops, wheelbases and drivetrain options means there’s a Scout to suit most tastes, they all share much the same charmingly tough, unpretentious (some might say “agricultural”) character and unmatched orphan brand cool.

This 1972 AAR Eagle Drake Offy (chassis 7729) is the result of an arrangement between the late, great Dan Gurney and Philippe de Lespinay to build two brand-new racers from new-old-stock parts, each replicating one of the no-longer-extant machines driven by Bobby Unser and Jerry Grant in 1972 and ’73. Using two NOS 1972 AAR-Eagle aluminum monocoque chassis (originally built by Phil Remington, no less) and legit AAR-Drake-Miller-Offenhauser 159ci “Twin-Pump” turbo motors, one car was painted to replicate Grant’s ride, while the other, pictured here, looks like Unser’s. The engine used in the car at hand is said to have won the 1974 California 500, and to be tunable from 650-1000 HP. Described as fast, very reliable and great handling, the car has been constantly tweaked since completion and is presented in what appears to be museum-ready condition, even if we’d much prefer it continue to be driven and demo’d for years to come. Find it here at Morris and Welford in Newport Beach, California for $275k. Special thanks to BaT reader Kyle K. for this submission.

Filmed in 1971 but unreleased for more than 40 years, Weekend of a Champion chronicles Jackie Stewart’s winning Monaco Grand Prix weekend in glorious 35mm Technicolor. Produced and co-directed by Sir Stewart’s close friend Roman Polanski, the film follows the Scottish legend from his hotel room to the pits, through practice and setup sessions, to intense discussions with engineers and team administrators, and even during a narrated and rainy recce lap at the wheel of a wicker-dash Michelotti Shellette beach car. There’s lots of exciting in-car footage as well, recorded in stereo and capturing Stewart’s Tyrrell 003’s Cosworth DFV screaming through the narrow streets of motorsports’ favorite principality.

Stewart is thoughtful, warm and vulnerable, discussing everything from safety and politics to fashion, friendship and dating as though it was just him and Polanski, both throughout the original film as well as a lengthy prologue produced for its long-delayed 2013 release. Stewart would go on to win his second of three championships in ’71, and this wonderful film provides privileged insight to the man and the era with rare depth, emotion and clarity. Clear a 90 minute block of day, grab a drink and be inspired.

This 1964 Karmann-Ghia convertible was cosmetically refurbished and modified around 10 years ago by Automotive Restorations of Stratford, Connecticut, a restoration shop belonging to the brother of the previous owner. The previous owner is said to be a well-known makeup artist, and was presented with the car by his brother as a gift. Around 7,500 miles have been added since the completion of work, which included new paint, the installation of a 1600cc dual-port flat-four, a rebuild of the 4-speed manual transmission, and more as described below. 500 miles have been added by the seller since his 2017 purchase. The brakes were recently serviced with rear brakes replaced, and engine oil was changed in preparation for sale. This Karmann-Ghia convertible is now offered with removed original components and spares, a factory tire change kit and owner’s manual, a small collection of service records, a current Massachussetts inspection sticker, and a clean Massachussetts title in the seller’s name.

Jaguar was a real force to be reckoned with in the 1950’s, building success after success on the back of an advanced twin-cam straight-six developed by engineers in between factory fire watch shifts during the height of Nazi bombing campaigns. Fitted to 1948’s XK120, the resultant XK6 made for one of the world’s first true super-performance cars, itself the basis for the 1951 and ’53 Le Mans-winning C-Type. That car’s followup D-Type clinched three further, consecutive wins at Le Mans for 1955, ’56 and ’57, setting the stage for some of the most competitive and exciting endurance racing ever seen.

That same six would again play a central role in one of Jaguar’s most well-loved and beautiful racing machines, whose reputation has grown to legend despite it never having had the opportunity to prove itself in competition. The unlucky XJ13 utilized a new 5.0 liter four-cam V12 that was in essence two XK6’s joined on a common crankshaft, and though no single of a series of sad events can be blamed for the promising aluminum beast’s lack of competition pedigree, its massive–and nearly terminal–1971 crash at MIRA certainly didn’t help. Only one was built, now residing at the British Motor Museum, and it’s definitely not for sale.

This 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20GT is a RHD example that is finished in Blu Mediterraneo over a grey cloth interior and was first registered in Italy. Power is provided by a 60° 2.5-liter alloy V6 paired to a 4-speed manual transaxle, and the car features a number of period Nardi performance components, including an intake with dual Webers, a floor shift conversion, steering wheel, engine cooling upgrades, and more. Previous owners reported that the car has European competition history from the late 1950s and 1960s, including the Rally of Corsica and races at Monza. In 1970, this example was acquired by a Mr. Jean Pierre Cornu in Cannes, France, and in 1989, avid restorer, collector, and historian Paul Schouwenburg discovered the car in a barn. He subsequently performed a restoration, bringing it to the specifications in which the car largely remains in today. It is eligible for numerous historic motoring events, and during the current owner’s four-year tenure has run in the Colorado Grand and California Mille. This B20GT was serviced earlier this year and is now being offered on dealer consignment with records dating back to the restoration and a clear California title.