8 celebrities who are passionate car collectors

July 31, 2019
You know them well, you’ve seen them in TV-shows, movies, comedy specials and on your Instagram and Facebook timelines, but do you know about their collection hobbies?

Some internationally loved celebrities have developed an actual passion for autos, and their collections will likely wow you.

In the list below, you will find a few famous people who’ve become quite known for their love of cars. From the latest models of luxury car brands to classic autos, the following stars have collected an impressive number of vehicles, and it seems they won’t stop “car shopping” anytime soon. Wondering who are the most car-obsessed celebrities out there? Here are a few of them:

Jay Leno

You’ve probably watched at least once The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. TV host and comedian, Jay Leno seems to invest quite a lot of his “celebrity gains” into his vehicle passion. He owns somewhere around 280 vehicles, out of which, more than 100 are motorcycles. His extensive collection includes some amazing models, such as a Duesenberg Model X – presumably only 5 still exist worldwide, and he’s the owner of one of them. A 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, a 1963 Jaguar XKE Coupe and a 1986 Lamborghini Countach are some of the other vintage autos he prides himself with. Leno is also known to drive almost all of his vehicles, in comparison with other TV-stars who simply collect them.

Jerry Seinfeld

If you’re a sitcom fan, Seinfeld is probably one of your all-time favourites. Jerry Seinfeld has been among the highest-paid comedians out there for quite a few years. What you might not have known about him is that he’s one of the most enthusiastic car collectors in his branch. Jerry Seinfeld’s car collection includes a variety of models, but his car of choice seems to be Porsche, owning more than a dozen of them, one of the largest Porsche collections in the world at the moment. Because he’s become so passionate about the automotive world, he now hosts a Netflix show called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Once you watch it, you’ll see that he really does know his cars.

Rowan Atkinson

Even if you wouldn’t exactly call his funny Mr. Bean character cool, or refined, in real life, actor Rowan Atkinson is a man of class and taste. You will be able to see that as soon as you take a look at his remarkable vehicle collection. With exquisite, classic models in his garage, the actor has self-proclaimed himself as obsessed with autos. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the Bentley Mulsanne he owns show you that he truly doesn’t play around when it comes to his car collection. While in his movies and cartoons he seemed to be quite happy with Mr. Bean’s small classic yellow mini, rare vehicles are the ones to draw his appeal in real life.

Chris Evans

We couldn’t talk about car collections without obviously mentioning British Chris Evans, a long-time star in the world of motoring. The passion he displays on his TV and radio shows is equal with the one he experiences in real life in regards to everything that has to do with vehicles. In one word, his car collection is unbelievable. Among his collection “gems” you will find the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, owned in the past by Steve McQueen plus the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.

Simon Cowell

You’ve seen him intimidating X-Factor contestants, but did you know that he’s been collecting cars for a long time? Talent show judge and television producer, Simon Cowell spends a portion of his big fortune on some incredible cars. He’s been spotted along the years driving impressive models, including Jaguar E-Type and a Bentley Azure. One of his most recent and most expensive purchases is the Bugatti Veyron, so you could say he enjoys a luxurious drive.

David Beckham

David Beckham is another public figure said to indulge himself in some expensive car purchases from time to time. Being British, it seems like he prefers British models mostly, owning not one but two Rolls Royces. He’s collected along the years some of the most beautiful cars you’ll see driving on the streets of London, starting with a Bentley Continental Supersport and up to a McLaren MP4-12C Spider.

John Cena

Actor and professional WWE wrestler knows exactly what to do with the money he’s managed making since becoming famous – buying cars. While his collection includes a lot of brands, he seems to love classic muscle cars more, that’s why he owns a 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger, a 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator and a 1970 Buick GSX and that’s only naming a few. The car that he presumably drives most is however, his 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360.

Idris Elba

You could say Elba’s love for cars started when he was only a kid, considering his father worked for Ford. Now internationally known for his parts in famous movies, he can afford taking his passion for motoring one level further and has gathered quite a large collection of vehicles. He loves exotic cars, so some of the models he owns are a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black and a Bentley Continental GT. But what you should also know about Elba is that he’s just as good at driving the cars as he is at buying them. That’s why he was the host of Idris Elba: King of Speed, where he participated in numerous international races.

As you can see, we have quite a few world-known stars who aren’t making any compromises when it comes to their taste in cars. These are a few of the international celebrities who’ve built a reputation as motoring obsessed. From luxury, exotic models to vintage, classic muscle cars, the collection of each one of the names mentioned above incorporate some of the highest-priced and rarest autos that exist. Seinfeld, Elba, Beckham – each one of these celebrities have made their passion well-known, and are probably thinking about getting their hands on a new amazing model right now.

Comments

  1. Pauline Adamek

    Wow. You couldn’t come up with a single female celebrity who collects cars?
    A cursory search would have netted:

    Beyoncé 
    Cameron Diaz
    Nicki Minaj
    Queen Latifah
    Iggy Azalea 
    Rihanna
    Lady Gaga
    Mariah Carey
    Janet Jackson
    Miranda Kerr 

    for starters.

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