Posted on 12/29/22

These Are The 10 Best Car Collections Around The World

These Are The 10 Best Car Collections Around The World

Most people have more than enough vehicles to manage (and afford!). For the people who are listed, however, having a few family cars in the garage is easy.

Collector cars are one of the most expensive hobbies. To be able to afford a collector car, you need to have a lot of money. In some cases, it can cost millions. It's not surprising that the most prestigious car collections are owned and maintained by celebrities in business, fashion, entertainment, and other fields. These are just a few examples of the best car collections. Don't be jealous.

Top Car Collectors

The following 10 best car collections are not in any particular order.

Jay Leno

The former host of The Tonight Show is also well-known for his large car collection, which he keeps at his "Big Dog Garage", located near Burbank Airport in California.

How many cars is Jay Leno's collection comprise?

Jay Leno has over 180 cars and 160 bikes in his garage. However, these numbers can change as Jay Leno regularly purchases and sells vehicles.

What is Jay Leno’s car collection worth in dollars?

Jay Leno's car collection is worth between $50 and $100 million, depending on which cars he owns at any given moment.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1929 Bentley Speed 6
  • 1939 Lagonda V12 (custom-built replica)
  • 1963 Chrysler Turbine
  • 2017 Ford GT
  • 2006 EcoJet (one-off Supercar designed by Leno & General Motors)

Miles Collier

Miles Collier was born into an American auto dynasty. He had a passion from an early age for racing cars. He acquired the Cunningham Museum in Naples, Florida in 1986. It contained the first Ferrari racing car sold in America and one of six Bugatti Royales. The collection has expanded over the years and was renamed The Collier Collection before becoming The Revs Institute in 2008

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport
  • 1957 Cooper Climax T 43 Formula 1
  • 1961 Maserati Tipo 60 "Birdcage"
  • 1989 Trabant Type P601L

Kate Moss

Although she is most well-known for her appearances on the covers of top-fashion magazines and walking down the catwalk, Kate Moss, an English supermodel, is also a keen collector and enthusiast of vintage and fine automobiles.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1968 MG MK III
  • 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

Jay Kay

Jay Kay, also known as Jason Luiz Cheetham is the frontman for the English funk band Jamiroquai. He was popular in the 1990s and has a loyal following. A collection of 50 cars is his, which he keeps in the United Kingdom.

Highlights from the collection:

  • Aston Martin DB6 Mark1 Volante
  • Abarth Fiat 1000
  • 2002 BMW Baur Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is a household name. Ralph Lauren, a fashion mogul, launched his empire in 1967. He has amassed more than $6 billion. In the 1970s, he began collecting cars and has since acquired many luxury and vintage vehicles throughout his career as a philanthropist and executive.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1955 Jaguar XKD: race car
  • Only 36 1962 Ferrari 250 GTOs were built
  • 1996 McLaren F1's FM McLaren F1
  • 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK "Count Trossi"

Arturo Keller

The Keller name is most likely associated with Keller Estate, a family winery in Petaluma. Arturo Keller is the founder of Keller Estate, a prominent name in classic car collecting. He was actually voted the world's number-one car collector in January 2022. Unfortunately, his collection of classic cars is not open to the public. However, we can provide a glimpse here.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1938 Mercedes 540 K
  • 1930 Mercedes Benz SS Erdmann et Rossi
  • 1938 Talbot Lago 150C Aero Coupe
  • 1932 Alfa Romeo 9C2300 Viotti

Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson is a true enthusiast for classic and luxurious automobiles. Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, a collector car auction company, has a private garage in Arizona worth multi-millions of dollars. It took two years to construct and features leather walls and state-of-the-art lighting. The garage also has a rotunda which is a room that can hold 17 cars and features a turntable at the center. A private showroom is also available, which contains rare muscle cars that he all drives.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertible
  • 1988 Porsche factory Slant Nose
  • 1969 Camaro ZL1 Rally Sport

Lawrence Auriana

Lawrence Auriana, executive and financial specialist, was captivated by cars from a young age. He bought his first car at age 12. His collection includes the world's most valuable Maserati collection, as well as Ferraris and Alfa Romeos.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1932 Maserati V4 Zagato Spider
  • 1953 Maserati A6 GCS MM
  • 1952 Fiat 642 Maserati race car transporter

Evert Louwman

Louwman Museum is home to over 250 cars. It was opened in The Hague in the Netherlands in 2010. Evert Louwman, a Dutch car importer, built it. It is the oldest private collection anywhere in the world. It houses many Le Mans-winning cars.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1886 Benz Patent Motor Car
  • 1952 Fiat 1100 Boat-Car Coriasco
  • 1903 Spyker 60-HP
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (specially adapted for the James Bond movie Goldfinger).

Albert Spiess

Albert Spiess, the Swiss founder of the meat exporter and producer business of the same title, is Albert Spiess. His collection includes prototypes, concept vehicles, and limited edition models made by luxury manufacturers.

Highlights from the collection:

  • 1967 Lamborghini Marzal
  • 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV
  • 1980 Lamborghini Athon (concept vehicle, one of a kind)
  • Lamborghini Countach LP500 (recreational 1971 concept car).