Being able to afford a classic car is an achievement. When you have enough money to buy an entire collection, you know you’re a motor addict. Many celebrities have an appreciation for classic vehicles because of how they’re designed. We’re featuring six celebrities who’ve amassed an impressive array of cars.
Leno is a well-known classic car enthusiast and his collection is legendary. He owns 286 vehicles and has a custom built garage to fit all of them inside. The cars in his collection are varied, ranging from a stylish 1986 Lamborghini Countach, to a unique 1909 Stanley Steamer. You can see the comedian’s cars up close in Jay Leno’s Garage.
British celebrities are no different when it comes to classic cars and Rowan Atkinson has owned many. His collection has included a Lancia Delta Integrale, Skoda Superb, Ford Falcon and Aston Martin V8 Zagato. Atkinson also owned a McLaren F1 and it could be argued that it was the crown jewel in his collection until he sold it in 2015.
On owning cars, Atkinson has said “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.”
Former footballer David Beckham is no stranger to cars. His collection is diverse, ranging from Bentleys to Porsches. Some of his magnificent motors include a Lamborghini Gallardo, Jaguar XJ and Chevrolet Camaro.
Coldplay’s Guy Berryman is known for more than just his skill with a bass guitar. Berryman has an extensive car collection, featuring a Bugatti Veyron, Jaguar E-Type and Alfa Romeo 6C Villa d’Est. One of Berryman’s most precious vehicles is a Ferrari Dino, which he’s called “the most beautiful Ferrari of all time.”
As a former Top Gear presenter, it’s safe to say Richard Hammond has an obsession with cars. Some of the vehicles in his possession include a 1942 Ford GPW, 1969 Jaguar E-Type, 1963 Opel Kadett, Land Rover 110 and 1969 Dodge Charger R/T.
Over the years, Nicolas Cage has owned a variety of exotic vehicles. A lot of them are European classics, such as a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, 1958 Ferrari 350 GT, 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ, Ferrari Enzo and a rare 1963 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition.