Mercedes is bringing the back the ultra luxury badge with the release of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 ($TBA) in April of 2015. The newest S600 is a whopping eight inches longer than its other class mates. This is especially noticeable in the rear with generous legroom and unparalleled comfort provided for passengers. The interior features hand-stitched Nappa leather throughout the interior. The power plant is a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine and the exterior will feature 20" wheels with your choice of 14 paint colors. Now if you can do without the extra 8 inch length you can get a well appointed S600 for about $40K less, and if you want the length, but with a little faster engine you can go with the 614 horsepower S65 AMG for about the same price.
Defender Icon is the bespoke arm of UK based Nene Overland. They create beautifully customized works of Defender art. They have a new truck in the process of being built that looks like it could be a real winner. Their Land Rover Defender Icon 5.0 V8 Auto Dual Cab ($TBA) is based on the Land Rover Defender 110. The 110 was first produced in 1983 and gets its name from a 110-inch wheelbase.
This Icon build will feature an Art Ford Racing 5.0 v8, a variable multi valve engine, with an automatic gearbox. You can even get it with an optional paddle shifter. Additional options for this double cab pick up include a Falcon soft top conversion, and left hand drive.
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Inspired by the very first watch built by the brand, the Shinola Runwell Clock ($395) is an ideal choice for completing an understated decor. Simplistic in its design, the Runwell can be displayed both on the wall or standing on a shelf with an available black or white oak wood stand. It is available with a matte white or black dial marked with raised numerous and luminous hands. The chrome case boasts a domed glass to make accurate time reading easy from any angle. With signature Shinola styling from the branded black plate with screen printing technique and the dimensional look evident on the front and the back, this stylish clock is presented to you from the Shinola X GE collaboration.
The holocaust of WWII has been the backdrop of many a great movie, but there has never been one that looked at it quite like Schindler's List ($17). In war torn Poland, Oskar Schindler becomes increasingly concerned for his Jewish workforce after seeing for himself how they are being persecuted by the Nazis. He uses his contacts, and a lot of bribery, to ensure that he keeps Jews on his employment list and thus saves them from the horror of the gas chambers. Directed by Steven Spielberg and boasting outstanding performances from Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes, it is Liam Neeson and supporting actor for Fiennes.
The FJ Company was built on a family's passion for restoring FJ's. They got their hands on their latest effort in the middle of 2015 and created something amazing. This 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser ($80,000+) was owned by a single family in Colombia, where it was used an urban commuter with the occasional ride to rural farms. The restoration by the FJ company was completely documented and photographed. They started off by powder coating the frame and adding two coats of urethane to the chassis and floors. They capped it off with two coats of primer before applying a classic Sky Blue paint job, with a Cygnus White hardtop. The 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine, the four-speed transmission, and the four-wheel-drive system were entirely rebuilt using Toyota NOS parts wherever possible. The wiring harness was also completely replaced. You can check out the rest of the build updates on The FJ Companies website. If you're interested in having this beauty for your own, it's going up for auction on January 28th in Arizona. More details are available on the RM Sotheby's auction site.
Ever not know what you should make for dinner? Are in the situation where every evening has become an occasion for deliberation and duress? Well those days have now gone as What the F*@# Should I Make For Dinner?($10) will get everyone off their a** and into the kitchen. A derivative of the hugely popular website, whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner.com, this book is effectively a 'Choose your own adventure' cookbook, as there are options on every page for another f*@#ing great idea for dinner. There are over 50 recipes here and you are guided through every one by creative prompts and now both carnivores and vegetarians can shed their indecision once and for all and get cooking.