While many actors have driven picture cars in movies and television shows, some actors have chosen to take their interest in automobiles off-screen by amazing automobile collections. Learn about the cars found in some of these collections.
Jay Leno may be best known for his late-night comedy, but his automobile collection was once valued at more than $50 million. His collection includes about 140 cars and 90 motorcycles. One of the most expensive cars in Leno’s collection is a 1994 McLaren F1 that is valued at over $12 million. While Leno refuses to say that he has a favorite car, he has admitted that this beautiful silver car is one that he would try to save from disaster.
Jerry Seinfeld may be best known for the television show that he starred in after writing the show for himself, but he also has one of the most famous car collections in the world. You can even see some of his cars featured in his Netflix show. He concentrates on collecting Porsche cars that he keeps in his three-story underground garage that is worth more than $1.4 million and comes with its own area for an auto service center. He owns one of two 2000 Porsche Carrera GT in the world.
Patrick Dempsey played on Gray’s Anatomy for ten years, and he used part of his income to amass an amazing car collection. After leaving the show, he formed Dempsey Auto Racing. Dempsey who has raced in Le Mars at least three times is thankful that people recognize him as an actor and as a race car driver. After learning to drive in a 1967 Chevrolet pickup, Dempsey also has a collection of vintage automobiles including a 1963 Porsche 356.
The English actor Rowan Atkinson who is best remembered for his work as Mr. Bean has a car collection that would make most car enthusiasts very jealous. His collection is one of the most diverse ever collected as it includes a Rolls Royce Johnny English Phantom Coupe that he drove in the movies. He also owns a McLaren F1. If you ever get the chance to meet Mr. Atkinson, then do not refer to his cars as a collection as he hates the term feeling that cars were made to be driven. He also says he will never own a Porsche as he says that he has very little in common with owners of Porsches.
If you are looking for a picture car, then you do not have to go hunting down one in a celebrity car collection as most people are very selective on who they let drive their automobiles. Instead, contact Precision Drivers of America. This Atlanta-based company provides cars for movies, television shows, and other purposes. They can also provide stunt drivers who can competently complete just about any scene that you want in your production.