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Fame and Car Collections

Car Collections are owned by all sorts of famous people, not just footballers!

When you have plenty of money it’s easy to indulge and buy the things you like, whether its designer shoes, clothing or even collecting cars.  When it comes to collecting cars there are plenty of celebrities who have some pretty amazing collections. There are those who prefer the rarer vintage models, others who can’t get enough of the classic models, and then of course there are those collectors who prefer the more modern cars, designed for their speed. The one thing they all have in common is they love their collection, and can’t resist being given the chance to show them off.

Rowan Atkinson, there is nothing funny about his car collection

Rowan and his Mercedes SLS AMG from his car collection

Best known for his portrayal of TV’s Mr Bean, and of course the little yellow mini. In reality, Rowan Atkinson is a very serious car collector, unfortunately he also has a penchant for speed and has crashed more than once. His impressive collection of cars includes: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato, Acura NSX, Aston Martin DB2, 1939 BMW 328, and a handful of other timeless luxury cars. He recently sold his McLaren F1, following extensive restoration work which cost him in the region of £2 million.

Jay Leno certainly talks the talk with his collection of cars

What do you do when your car collection is too big for your garage? You display them in an airport hangar of course! And that’s exactly what American TV host Jay Leno has done. His collection of over 130 cars and 90 motorcycles includes everything from vintage to new, and even includes some super rare cars. With so many cars in his collection it is impossible to list them all but here are a few of the most notable ones: McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce, and a 1906 Stanley Steamer Cup Racer.

Chris Evans

Radio DJ, and former presenter of Top Gear Chris Evans is one of Britain most famous car collectors. It is safe to say that Evans is rather a fan of Ferraris, his collection boasts several, but perhaps the most stunning model in his collection is a Ferrari GTO which he purchased for £12 million in 2010. Other cars in his collection include: MK1 Ford Escort Mexico, Daimler SP250 Dart, Ferrari 328 GTS, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari California Spyder, Jaguar XK120.

Floyd Mayweather car collection

Floyd Mayweather’s car collection certainly packs a punch

The boxing champion owns an impressive collection of cars which includes not one but three Bugatti’s. There is one distinct theme to the star’s collection and that is that most his cars are white. Some of the other cars in this impressive collection include: Bentley Mulsanne, Ferrari 458 Spider, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes Benz S600, Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Murcielago, Bugatti Grand Sport

Lewis Hamilton

He might drive for McLaren but Formula one racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has an impressive car collection that includes plenty of other makes. He has recently added a LaFerrari, to his collection which also includes a Shelby GT500 and a Pagani Zonda 760 to name but a few.

It’s clear to see that for the rich and famous, car collecting is a much beloved hobby – but which star’s taste would you emulate if you had the chance?