Some of us have Hot Wheels collections, and some have real car collections (no offense to Hot Wheels enthusiasts). Some of the biggest car collectors out there also happen to be some of the most well-known people due to their celebrity status. Here are our top 5 celebrity car collections from around the globe.
1.) Jay Leno
When it comes to car collections Jay Leno not only holds the title amongst celebrities, he holds the title for one of the greatest car collections on earth. Jay Leno’s car collection is unbelievably vast, including electric, gas, steam, and jet-powered cars. He also owns a handful of the Earth’s most iconic car’s to date, including the McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce, and Several Duesenberg models from the early 1900’s. I wish I had the ability, to sum up his collection in one sentence, but its perfection and expansiveness makes it far too difficult to do.
2.) Ralph Lauren
Better known for his beautiful masterpieces worn daily by wealthy people all over the world, Ralph Lauren also has quite the masterpiece collection of high-end vehicles. Lauren is said to view each vehicle of his as a piece of art instead of a vehicle, and I would have to agree with him on most cars. Lauren’s collection of cars include the Jaguar XK 120, Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, Ferrari 250 LM, Mercedes-Benz 300SL, and so many other beautiful trendsetting showpieces. Ralph Lauren has done our future a huge favor by keeping such amazing cars alive today and for generations to come.
3.) Jerry Seinfeld
One of the funniest actors of his time also collects the best cars of his time. Jerry Seinfeld collects mostly Porsches because of his infinite love of the body styling that comes from the German engineering behind every curve and scope present on the road monsters. Jerry owns very prestigious Porsches such as: Porsche 959, Porsche 964, 1944 Porsche 550 spyder, Porsche Carrera GT, and many other Porsches that he has kept under wraps for years. His collection has been valued at around $15 million dollars.
4.) Nick Mason
Nick Mason, otherwise known as one of the rock gods of the 70’s and 80’s is also known for his prestigious collection of fine automobiles. Nick Mason is known best for his lengthy drumming career with the world renowned band called Pink Floyd. Nick Mason has a passion for driving and that’s just what he does with the cars he buys, even though some are worth three times the average person’s house. Cars included in Mason’s car collection include: Ferrari Enzo, 1995 McLaren F1 GTR, 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari F40, 1927 Bugatti T35, GT40, and many other golden eggs that he keeps tucked away till its track day. It is said that Mason does actually track every vehicle he owns on a yearly basis.
5.) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson, also known as the comedic character known as Mr. Bean in his classic movies from the 90’s and 2000’s. Rowan Atkinson is undoubtedly a very funny person in movies but in reality, keeps a very serious car collection. Rowan Atkinson’s car collection is very driver-focused cars throughout his time of being a movie star, and his work is shown in his epic collection. Rowan Atkinson owns cars like the McLaren F1, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato, Acura NSX, Aston Martin DB2, 1939 BMW 328, and a handful of other timeless luxury cars. Unfortunately, Rowan Atkinson wrecked his McLaren F1 into a tree in August of 2011 causing him to fracture his shoulder blade. Atkinson recovered after the wreck, but the McLaren F1 didn’t have such a smooth recovery like its owner. After almost two years and close to two Million dollars in repairs the McLaren F1 is now back on its feet and ready to race the streets again.