12 Aug Celebrities and Their Car Collections
Just like ordinary people, some celebrities are very passionate about cars. Celebrities and their car collections have been a topic of interest for years. Many celebrities own multiple cars, but these three celebrities and their car collections are on a level that exceeds enthusiasm and borders on obsession.
Jerry Seinfeld is well-known for his hit television show Seinfeld. What some people don’t know is that Seinfeld is also a car fanatic, especially when it comes to Porsches. According to a Complex article from last year, Jerry Seinfeld has 46 different Porsche vehicles and had a 3-story garage custom-built in Manhattan to store them. For a time, he rented out a hangar at the Santa Monica airport in California for vehicle storage.
Notable vehicles that Jerry Seinfeld owns include the Porsche 959, of which there are only 337 in the entire world. He also owns several historic vehicles including a 1952 Volkswagen Beetle, a 1964 Porsche 911, and a 1962 Volkswagen Bus. The Richest reports that Seinfeld’s car collection is worth around $15 million.
Jay Leno was the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2014. He also has one of the most impressive car collections in the world. His collection is the subject of an Internet show entitled Jay Leno’s Garage that won an Emmy Award in 2011.
It is estimated that Jay Leno owns close to 900 different vehicles. Some of his most notable cars include a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, a 1986 Lamborghini Countach, and a 1909 Stanley Steamer, which is powered solely by steam. Leno’s vintage car collection is so extensive that he works with video game developers that produce games with historical vehicles.
American fashion designer Ralph Lauren may be as passionate about cars as he is about clothes. Lauren owns a garage in Westchester County known as the D.A.D garage, which stores his most valuable cars. The garage includes a lobby and a conference room and has four dedicated staff members.
Highlights of Ralph Lauren’s collection include a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa, a 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK roadster, and a 1996 McLaren F1 LM. Road and Track stated in 2011 that only six F1 LM automobiles were ever made, making it an extremely rare vehicle. Lauren also believes in driving his vehicles: every car in his collection is registered and legal to drive.
Many celebrities have cars that ordinary consumers can only dream about. From high-performance sports cars to vintage classics, these collections represent some of the high points in the history of automobile production. Whichever types of vehicles you prefer, celebrities and their car collections are great fun to learn about.