Celebrities With Insane Car Collections
March 29th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Celebrities have a lot of money, and many of them have more than just a few cars. Some celebs have become known for their out-of-this-world car collections, while others fly under the radar and feed their obsessions out of the public eye. Here are a few celebrities with the craziest car collections.
Jay Leno Owns More than 200 Cars and Motorcycles
Comedian and TV show host Jay Leno is so infatuated with wheels, he has to have his own storage warehouse to keep all of his two and four-wheeled possessions. Overall, he owns more than 200 cars and motorcycles, and it's quite the varied collection. Leno owns everything from a Bugatti to a 1909 Baker electric car.
Ralph Lauren is as Crazy about Cars as He is About Fashion
Well-known fashion mogul and designer Ralph Lauren loves cars almost as much as he loves the fashion world. So much, in fact, that his collection consists of multiple automobiles considered priceless by collectors. Ralph Lauren's collection includes cars such as the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1996 McLaren F1 LM and 1950 Jaguar XK120. He showcases select models from his collection to the public periodically when not in storage at his estate in Katonah, New York.
T-Pain Loves His Rolls-Royce
Rap entertainer and autotune aficionado T-Pain boasts an impressive collection of sophisticated cars and automobiles. One of the crown jewels of his collection is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Nicknamed "Raymond", T-Pain's prized luxury car is priced at around $2 million. His collection also includes a Mini Cooper, Ferrari F430, Bugatti Veyron and even a Cadillac Hearse!
Jerry Seinfeld <3's Porsches
The legendary comic and sitcom star exhibits exquisite taste by opting to collect Porsche models. His collection is worth an estimated $10 million and is recognized as arguably the largest personal collection outside of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Seinfeld's collection of Porsches is so large that it costs an estimated $1.4 million just to garage them!
Bill Goldberg Wrestles with His Muscle-Car Collection
You may know Bill Goldberg as the former WWE/WCW World Heavyweight Champion and currently as the host of DIY's "Garage Mahal." It's no secret that this brute has the brains when it comes to cars. From the transmission, to the shocks and even buying and assembling Mustang parts, Goldberg knows just about everything when it comes to muscle cars. Fluctuating his collection, Goldberg houses a collection of around 18 to 21 cars at any given time. He is known to drive his 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but his real collectibles include a 1966 Jaguar XK-E Series 1 convertible, a 1965 Shelby Cobra replica, a 1959 Chevy Biscayne, a 1963 Dodge 330 and more.
James Hetfield Steps Away from Pop Culture with Antique Autos
The Metallica co-founder and rock-god's personal car collection is just as extreme as his guitar playing. His most-prized specimen is a 1936 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster 852. His collection is so impressive that Metallica added a Custom Car and Motorcycle Show to Orion Music and More in Atlantic City in June 2012. The show featured Hetfield's personal collection and more, including Hetfield's 1937 Lincoln Zephyr "Vodoo Priest" Kustom.
John Cena, like Goldberg, Prefers Muscle Cars
WWE wrestler John Cena takes a cue from Goldberg with his muscle car collection, exemplifying extravagance at its finest. Cena's collection includes impressive models such as the 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger, 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, 1971 AMC SC Hornet 360 and other models with equally menacing names.
Jay Kay Goes for the European Classics
Jay Kay, frontman of the European band Jamiroquai, drives around London in his classic Bentley. He's not shy about showing off his vast collection of European classics, which consists of more than 50 cars and at times exceeds 60. His personal favorites include his Ferrari Vignale 330 GT, 2002 BMW Bauer Cabriolet, Porsche 911 2.7 RS, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and Aston Martin DB6 Mark 1 Volante.
Tim Allen Stays Humble about His Massive Collection of Fine Automobiles
Funnyman and sitcom star Tim Allen is said to have purchased every car he ever had a toy model of as a child. Allen readily admits he has more cars than he needs, but that doesn't stop him from sharing his love of these four-wheeled works of art in interviews. His personal collection includes a variety of custom-built classics from over the decades.
Allen has even had a few cars named after him, including the 2000 Tim Allen Design Cadillac DeVille DTSi, the Tim Allen Moal Roadster Special and the 1996 Tim Allen Design Chevy LT5 Impala SS. He also offered design input which influenced the final product in each case. He also owns both cars built on his hit show, "Home Improvement," including the 1946 Ford Convertible and the 1933 Ford Roadster, both of which were nearly completely re-built from the ground-up on the show.
These celebrities are among the many who share a passion for fine, unique and custom cars. What flashy celebrity ride is your favorite?
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