I wish I had such amounts of money at my disposal that I could afford to buy every car that passed me by; just for the hell of it. When you are a high rolling celebrity, that dream becomes a reality; sure, you might have designer wardrobes, fashionable shoe collections but multi-million dollar car collections are the burning envy of most of us commoners!
While we are just content to dream about them, paste cut outs on our walls, lust after them, read about them or write articles on them to satisfy our personal car collection cravings, others drive expensive, limited edition and ultra luxurious cars. These 13 celebs are clearly the toppers when it comes to collecting unique rides.
13. Funkmaster Flex
Rapper, hip hop DJ, musician and producer Funkmaster Flex, also known as Aston George Taylor Jr., is hooked on cars. Classic cars seem to be his weakness and so are the vintage models. He just loves to own them, closet them in one of his many huge garages and perform custom restoration works on them.
12. Jay Leno
If you ever look up celebrity car connoisseurs, television host Jay Leno is sure to feature in any list for his spectacular collection of vintage, as well as new and even super rare cars. With over 130 cars and over 90 motorcycles in his enviable collection, it is nothing short of shocking that he manages to drive them all!
11. Floyd Mayweather
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather loves his rides, which have reportedly cost him over 7 million dollars, and that is not even after taking into account the cost of his private jet. While most people find it difficult to even dream about owning a Bugatti, this champ has splurged on three.
10. Patrick Dempsey
Actor Patrick Dempsey may have recently been in the news for the reasons of being killed off on the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, but even when this news wanes from the spotlight, the image that will never leave him is his image as a passionate lover of vintage and classic cars. Though not everyone knows this, Patrick is actually a race car driver.
Hip hop artist T-Pain, is another rich celebrity that loves to splurge on fabulous cars. Being a “pure-bred” enthusiast that he is, T-Pain loves to buy the same car in different year’s models, and he’s always ready with how the engine and spec differences justify his purchase decisions! Some of the heavy weight cars in this star’s impressive collection are aRolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a Scion xB and a 1969 Impala.
8. Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld has an unabashed love for Porches and he keeps a super impressive car collection in a New York plumbing factory that has been converted into a two storey garage. While his collection of Porches is considered to be the largest in the world, the non-Porche cars in his collection are equally impressive.
7. Bill Goldberg
Former WWE wrestler and professional football player, Bill Goldberg has a garage full of cars that he’s personally restored. At any given time, Bill’s garage houses around 20 cars. Though Bill is routinely seen driving his 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty, his impressive collection of rare vehicles also includes a 1966 Jaguar XK-E Series 1 convertible, a 1965 Shelby Cobra replica and a 1959 Chevy Biscayne.
6. Nicolas Cage
Actor Nicolas Cage is another car collector with enviable and expensive cars, which include rare Italian sports cars, in his private collection. While Ferraris are his obvious favorites, the other cars featuring in his collection are no less fabulous. Just as the actor loves to collect cars, he has even been known to splurge on other ‘collectibles’ that he loves, such as yachts, jets, properties and exotic pets.
5. James Hetfield
Co-founder of rock band Metallica, James Hetfield has put his love for fabulous cars out there for all to see. In fact, his collection is just so impressive that James curated a special Custom Car and Motorcycle Show to Atlantic City’s Orion Music and More in 2012! Some of the cars featured in his personal collection are a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr “Voodoo Priest” Kustom and a 1948 Jaguar Saloon Black Pearl Custom Car.
4. Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren, is known for his clean, impeccable designs that are loved the world over. But what is it that the designer really, truly loves? Why, cars of course; expensive, designer cars! He seems to have an equal amount of passion for his cars, just as he has for his profession. Some of the classics that feature in his extensive car collection are just incredible.
3. John Cena
WWE wrestler and actor John Cena, is a true muscle man that seemingly loves his heavily muscled rides, as much as his career. He loves to splurge on cars of the heavy-duty kind, especially those with hard-core power and menacing names. Some of the notable cars in his collection are a 1971 Ford Torino GT, a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge or a 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger.
2. Jay Kay
Like a true rock star, Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay, is really living it up in dream style, with a luxury car collection of over 50 rides. Though he prefers European Classics, the variety in his collection is simply astounding. It is not just cars with him, for Jay Kay also has a fabulous collection of go-karts too!
1. Tim Allen
Just like the previously mentioned funny men, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, actor and comedian Tim Allen also loves his cars. What’s more is that he even has a few of his impressive rides named after himself. A look into the garage that holds his collection showcases the following rides: