Many people have a passion for classic cars all over the globe, but not many are able to afford their own collection. Unsurprisingly, there are a handful of celebrities that are classic car enthusiasts and have their own impressive collections much to the envy of petrol heads around the world. Read on to discover a few of the biggest celebrity classic car fans.
Jay Leno has been in showbiz for decades and has amassed quite the fortune in this time. Part of this fortune has gone towards a jaw-dropping classic car collection with over 200 cars in his 17,000 square foot garage. A few notable models include a 1986 Lamborghini Countach, a 1963 Chrysler Turbine and a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.
Chris Evans has had a long and successful career in the British media as a broadcaster and TV and radio host. As a former Top Gear presenter, it is no surprise to discover that Evans has an impressive classic car collection and many rare vehicles. In particular, Evans is known for his love for Ferrari with purchases such as the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder and the Ferrari 250 GTO (a value of £12 million).
The legendary UK comedy actor Rowan Atkinson has made a career of making people laugh with iconic shows such as Blackadder and Mr. Bean, but nobody is laughing at his impressive collection which includes the Aston Martin DB7, Bentley Mulsanne and Lotus Carlton. Atkinson is also known to drive these vehicles and doesn’t subscribe to what he calls “toy cupboard syndrome”, which he perhaps came to regret after crashing his McLaren F1 in 2011 resulting in a £910,000 repair bill. This is why you must always make sure that you have classic car insurance in place in case anything were to happen.
When it comes to cars, Jeremy Clarkson is someone who knows a thing or two and a long career as host of Top Gear and in the UK media has provided him with the wealth to build his own collection. This collection includes a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, a Ford Escort Cosworth and a Jaguar XJR.
Idris Elba has risen to become one of the most recognisable and popular British actors in recent years. The Emmy award-winning actor has dozens of vintage models, such as a Bentley Continental GT and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
These are just a few celebrities that have a love for classic cars and have the wealth to build their own impressive collections.