Top 5 celebrity car collections

When it comes to cars, we all have that dream brief that would only become a reality if we hit the jackpot but imagine not only owning one dream car but a whole hangar worth?

 

For these celebs dropping a cool six-figures, or more, on a new car can be a monthly or daily occurrence. And it’s not only brand-new, out-of-the wrapper models, it’s cool classics, one-of-a-kinds and even cars that are literally out of this world.


There are some pretty impressive car collections out there but here’s our top 5.


Jay Leno


He arguably has one of the most famous and varied car collections in the world. Most famous for hosting the US comedy late night chat show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, he reportedly has a collection of almost 290 cars and bikes and was once valued at around $50 million. Short change for someone reportedly worth around $350 million. Some of his most notable cars include a Duesenberg Model X of which only 5 still exist, a 2006 EcoJet which wasn’t made for production and was built in his own garage and a unique 1906 Stanley Steamer – not only powered by steam but made entirely of wood. Luckily for us, Jay loves to share his collection with others and offers fans a glimpse of his most popular cars in his CNBC show ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’.



Rowan Atkinson


He may be remembered most fondly for playing the role of the hapless Mr Bean driving around in a yellow Mini Cooper, but the real-life actor’s taste in cars couldn’t be further from his quirky character. His collection contains some of the most tasteful and classy cars in existence from an Aston Martin V8 Zagato to a Bentley Birkin Muslanne. What you may not know, is Rowan’s passion for racing, he even crashed the Aston Martin V8 while competing in an owners’ club event. Sadly, that wouldn’t be the only time he crashed one of his prized possessions, famously crashing his rare purple McLaren F1 not once, but twice! But don’t worry, he sold the McLaren in 2015 for £8 million. He’s a collector that feels the joy of getting behind the wheel of his cars and not keeping them locked away, saying “I’m not a collector. I don’t like the toy cupboard syndrome that causes so many good cars to evaporate. It depresses me that they are hidden away like investment art, or gold ingots in a Swiss vault.”



Lady Gaga


Not the biggest car collection by any means, but considering she only passed her driving test in 2016, Gaga already has the beginnings of a seriously impressive collection. It’s obvious she loves a good American muscle car, like her mint blue Chevy Nova SS and black Chevy El Camino. But she also loves a nice classic such as her Mercedes-Benz W123 and Ford F-150 Pick Up which she was famously pulled over in just two weeks after she passed her driving test. But it’s not all classics for Gaga, she loves a bit of luxury too by adding two Rolls-Royce Phantoms to her fleet, along with a Porsche Boxster and Lamborghini Huracán. We can’t wait to see what else she adds!



The Sultan of Brunei


Maybe not technically a ‘celeb’ but with a collection of almost 5,000 cars and worth around $300 million, it would be hard to keep him off the list! He’s one of the richest men in the world and owns the largest car collection in the world, with a mix of high-end vehicles, priceless classics and concept cars. Not only that, but his collection contains one of the world’s priciest cars, a $14 million custom Rolls-Royce Spur Limousine packed with 24k gold. Although his collection has never been fully accurately reported, there is speculation that it contains 300 Ferraris, 11 McLaren F1’s and 600 Rolls Royce’s. Ok, we are officially jealous.



Ralph Lauren


Being the owner of a multi-billion-dollar fashion empire, it’s not a surprise that Ralph has made that small leap from fashion to cars. He’s estimated to be worth around $5.8 billion so what else is he going to spend his hard-earned cash on? With nearly 70 cars in his collection, they include stylish numbers like a McLaren F1, Lamborghini Reventon and a 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi”. His collection is rumoured to be worth around $350 million and has even featured in some of his catwalk shows, surrounded by other stunning models. Not only are the cars impressive but also the garage where they are housed. The two-floor museum like structure was built in an old car dealership in New York, with black floors, white walls and stunning lighting. There’s a workshop next door, small living space, office and library.



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