If you’ve ever wondered what some of the greatest car collections on Earth were, then you need not wonder any longer. That’s because we have found some of the most incredible collections of museum quality cars that you’ll find on the planet. And some of these collections are in the hands of the celebrities we all know and love. Celebrities such as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Tim Allen.
Some of the names on this list love rare vintage models, and others love sportier, sleeker models. Some primarily enjoy foreign cars and others love cars that are all American. Regardless of their preferences however, one thing can be said about all of them. They truly have some of the greatest car collections on the planet. So without further adieu, here are the top 10 biggest celebrity car collections.
10. Nicholas Cage
You might know Nicholas Cage for such movies as Gone in 60 Seconds and National Treasure, but in real life he spends a considerable amount of time collecting cars. In fact, in 2007, he bought 22 cars—just in that year alone! His collection now includes Ferrari California 250 Spyder, a Ferrari Enzo, Jaguar D-Type and a car that was previously owned by the Shah of Iran: a 1971 Lamborghini Miura that was confiscated from the Imperial Garage during the revolution in 1979.
9. Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson—the actor best known as “Mr.Bean” in many classic comedies—has a car collection that is anything but funny. Some of the prestigious cars in his collection include a 1939 BMW 328, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato and a Lancia Delta Integrale. His collection once included a purple McLaren F1—a car that he unfortunately crashed in two separate accidents, one accident in 2007 and one in 2011. He has since sold it. The one car he said that he could never own was a Porsche. He says that’s because he doesn’t feel that “Porsche people are his kind of people.”
8. John Cena
WWE wrestler and actor, John Cena, has a great car collection of all American muscle cars from the 1960s all the way through 2009. Some of the notable cars in his collection include a 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger, 1969 AMC AMX, 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro, 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge, 1971 Ford Torino GT, 1971 Pontiac GTO Judge and a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. One of his favorite cars in his collection is his 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360—a car that he drives everywhere.
7. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather—a boxer nicknamed «Money»—an apt moniker for a guy who owns $15 million dollars worth of cars that he never drives. Some of the cars he has in his collection and garaged in Las Vegas include: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.
6. James Hetfield
You may only think of James Hetfield as the lead singer of the metal group Metallica, but when he’s off the stage he is most likely tending to his car collection. Most of the vehicles in his collection are the art deco styled cars that were manufactured during the 1930s and 1940s. Some of the cars in his collection include: 1936 Auburn Roadster, 1937 Lincoln Zephyr and a 1948 custom made Jaguar Saloon that won Goodyear’s 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year Award.
5. Tim Allen
Tim Allen, the comedian best known for his role of Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on Home Improvement, has one of the most impressive collections of “Detroit iron” on this list. Some of the cars in his collection include: a 1956 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup, 1946 Ford Convertible, 1933 Ford Roadster and a 1965 Shelby Cobra.
4. Jay Kay
Jay Kay—lead singer of the acid jazz band Jamiroquai—has a luxury car collection to be envied. He has more than 50 cars in his collection, some of which include: Ferrari Vignale 330 GT, 2002 BMW Bauer Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and an Aston Martin DB6 Mark 1. And he just doesn’t garage his cars either; he also has an outside test track that he uses to test drive any of his cars and go-karts.
3. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian that needs no introduction. And that’s true whether you are talking about his now famous show about “nothing” or his love of fine cars. His Porsche collection is estimated to be worth $10 million dollars, but he also has plenty of cars of the non-Porsche variety. Some of them that are worth noting include a 1952 Volkswagen Beetle, 1970 Dodge Challenger, 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, 1971 Ferrari Daytona and a 1972 BMW 2002.
2. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren is also a man who needs no introduction. However, while most people recognize him as a fashion designer, few people realize that he is also a collector of fine cars. Cars that he often loans out to museums all over the world. Some of the cars that can be found in his collection include a 1938 Bugatti type 57sc Atlantic Coupe (only 1 of 3 still in existence), a 1929 Bentley Blower, an 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and a 1933 Bugatti 59 Grand Prix. He also has a rare McLaren F1LM—one of about 5 that are still in existence.
1. Jay Leno
Most people know that Jay Leno is not only a famous comedian and talk show host, but is also an avid car collector. However, not many people realize just how many cars are in his collection. As of right now, his collection includes over 130 cars and 90 motorcycles. So many vehicles that he has to use a Burbank flight hangar as a garage and keep a full workshop and a permanent staff of 4 mechanics on duty. Some of the cars in his collection include a 2014 McLaren P1, 1969 Lamborghini Miura S, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, 1954 Jaguar XK120M Coupe, 1939 Lagonda V12 replica and his favorite: a 1995 McLaren F1.
While these car collections are larger than any of the collections most of us could ever hope to put together, they do show us that the love of cars is something that can be shared by just about anyone. Cars are like mechanical pieces of history that we all should strive to appreciate and these collections allow us to do just that.
As a young freelance writer, David is on a mission to turn his passion for cars into a career. When he is not writing about the latest auto technology, he spends his time hiking. You can follow him via Twitter @davidcmoss