Jay Leno – The Best Celebrity Car Collector


If you’re wondering which celebrity has the biggest and the best car collection in the entire world, then you need not look further than Jay Leno. In fact, such is his obsession that he’s devoted an entire online TV series dedicated to his car collection, has his own car mechanics and his in-depth knowledge has resulted in car companies collaborating with him to come up with new and improved models!

And where does he get the money to sustain his obsession with cars? With his “The Tonight Show”!  and later on, “The Jay Leno Show”. He himself has said that if he’s not anchoring on television, then he is most likely to be found in his Californian “Big Dog Garage”. And what is this place? Just a massive warehouse which is filled with his beloved cars and motorcycles.

Here’s a look at some of his favourite cars -

1. The 1936 Cord 810/812:

 

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Its original name was supposed to be “the baby Dusenberg”, and thank God that that didn’t pan out! The Cord is considered amongst the most revolutionary cars of all times. It’s most fascinating aspect is the fact that it was the first car that had a horn ring, enclosed headlights, and its gas cap under the doors.

 

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2. The 1927 Duesenberg Model X:

A Maximum of 1,000 Dusenbergs were manufactured by its parent company, out of which only 13 were Model s. Leno was the lucky man who now owns the 13th X built. If you really think about it, he is the keeper of the last of a dying breed of cars, who loved, cherished and nurtured it, basically treating it like his own baby.

 

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3. The 1994 McLaren F1:

Leno himself states that according to him, it is one of the best looking cars out there. In one his episodes, he shares the fact that this car was built around the engine, unlike other cars where the body is built first and the engine is made to fit accordingly. Amazing, huh?

 

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4. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe:

This is arguably the most popular Benz car of all time. Leno says that it was his very first supercar in his car collection.

 

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5. The 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic:

The inspiration for its nickname “Aerolithe” was from the Greek language, where the word “Aerolithe” meant “meteor”. The word “Atlantic” was used in the memory of a friend who died while crossing the Atlantic ocean. A total of 4 cars of this make were build in the entire world, and it is the unanimous decision of all car lovers across the globe that this Bugatti is among the most gorgeous cars of all time.

 

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