Whether it’s fine food, luxury houses, vivacious vacations, or classic cars, celebrities have it all. Despite being able to afford any car in the world, only a handful of celebrities actually enjoy investing in cars. Automobiles are not everyone’s cup of tea; they require constant maintenance, especially if they were manufactured in the 20th century.
Many car enthusiasts will agree that when it comes to automobile taste, some celebrities are just better off than others. To satisfy your craving for cars and celebrity gossip, we have come up with a list of 15 classic cars driven by your favourite celebrities. With an endless supply of cash and a passion for automobiles, these celebrities sure have gone all the way to get the car – or rather cars – of their dreams.
So, here is our list of 15 stunning photos of celebs and their classic cars.
15. Jay Leno with a 1967 Chevy C10 Restomod
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Jay Leno drives a 1967 Chevy C10 Restmond; the car comes in a stunning seafoam green exterior with a white trim and is one of Chevorlet’s most well-known masterpieces.It contains a 350 V8 engine which is ideal for pick-up trucks like this one, but is costly to maintain fuel-wise.
14. Aaron Paul 1965 Shelby Cobra
Simply put, Aaron Paul claims to drive the 1965 Shelby Cobra because he “loves classic muscle.” This is a British-American sports car that gets the best of both worlds; it bears the strength and reliability of an exceptional European vehicle, and the speed, power, and luxury found in American cars.
13. George Clooney and His 1958 Corvette
George Clooney can often be spotted driving his stunning red 1958 Chevy Corvette on a sunny day. The actor enjoys zooming down the streets of Hollywood in this powerful old-school beauty. The 1958 Chevy Corvette is better known as the C1 and comes with the era’s signature chrome trims and four-headlamp style.
12. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mercedes-Benz Unimog
This German-built truck is only one out of the many owned by America’s beloved Arnie. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is a beast, to say the least; it comes with a powerful OM series engine and is more often seen in military and professional use than by civilians. Yet, we see Arnie driving his around without a care!
11. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Dodge Challenger SRT
This muscular car is a perfect fit for its owner; they are both reliable, physically strong, and remarkably powerful. The Dodge Challenger SRT is one of the most well-known and sought-after American muscle cars from the '70s era. This model was released when Arnie was at the top of his career, which is why it bears sentimental value towards him.
10. Dita von Teese and her 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood
It’s no secret just how much Dita von Teese loves cars, especially those that were manufactured in a lifetime before hers. One of her current obsessions is the 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood. This stunning beauty is a 4-door sedan with a 4-speed hydra-matic automatic transmission, making for a convenient and fun drive.
9. Lady Gaga’s Chevorlet El Camino
You’ve got to give it to her, Gaga is a lady with taste, especially when it comes to her collection of cars. Her Chevrolet El Camino is direct proof of this claim. This car is a coupe-style pick-up, or utility vehicle, that allows for one passenger to accompany the driver.
8. Rowan Atkinson with his McLaren F1
McLaren’s F1 is a British sports car that ran from 1992 to 1998. A total of 106 cars were manufactured, of which Rowan Atkinson – better known as Mr. Bean and Johnny English – was the proud owner of…until he crashed it, twice. Regardless, this coupe is still in demand today by collectors because of its rarity.
7. Kendall Jenner’s Chevrolet Camaro
We’ve seen Kendall in flashy, modern-age supercars, such as her Bugatti Veyron. So, when she stepped out in her Chevorlet Camaro, which is decades older than she is, everyone was shocked. It’s great to see her finally step out in a classic car; this is certainly an upgrade from her regular taste in automobiles.
6. Nick Jonas and His Ford Mustang
When it comes to classic American cars, there’s no beating the Ford Mustang. While we’ve seen the other Jonas brothers sport their classic cars, nothing compares to Nick’s Mustang. The Mustang began production in 1964, and has not stopped since then. Nick’s version of the car belongs to the Vintage era and has an FR layout.
5. Robert Downey Jr. with His Chevrolet Corvette
The Corvette has often been mistaken as a “girl car,” but the truth couldn’t be further. When it comes to classic cars, there are no genders, and Robert Downey Jr. knows this. He can often be spotted cruising in his little black Corvette and always looks like he’s enjoying every minute of it!
4. Eric Bana’s Ford Falcon XB
Eric Bana is head over heels with his Ford Falcon; it was the sole star in his movie, Love The Beast, which is about his 25-year long relationship with his car. Despite his deep-rooted appreciation for his Falcon, Bana has crashed it in the past; a subject he finds disturbing to talk about whenever probed by the media.
3. Justin Timberlake’s Pontiac GTO Convertible
Timberlake adores his Pontiac GTO Convertible and drives it everywhere. The GTO Convertible’s production ran from 1964 till 1974, and was seen in showrooms again from 2004 to 2006, after which it was permanently stopped. Regardless, this classic car is definitely a collectable and is one of America’s favorite muscle cars.
2. Hugh Laurie and His Ford Galaxy 500
For someone who spent years playing the role of Dr. House, Laurie doesn’t spend much time in his; and why would he when he’s got a Ford Galaxy 500 just waiting to be driven? Despite being English himself, Laurie is a big fan of American classic cars, of which his Galaxy 500 proves.
1. Christian Audigier's AC Cobra
It seems like celebrities just can’t get enough of the Cobra. His version of the AC Cobra was a stunning deep blue; he drove it with a fiery passion till his death in 2015. His Cobra came with signature vintage stripes, which are missing in some models, sponsorship decals, and a rollover bar.