Celebrity garages – who has the most impressive car collection?
Undoubtedly, you will have to be rich to have a car collection. But after a point, a car collection becomes more about taste and exclusivity than it is about money. Afterall, the most impressive private car collections in the world are not owned by Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates. Read and find out who has the most impressive car collection.
Hassanal Bolkiah, 29th Sultan of Brunei
Even though we opened with “money is not important” but the first thing that catches your eyes about the 29th Sultan of Brunei’s car collection is its value – excess of five billion US dollars. This is in fact the largest private car collection in the world. He has a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II in his collection of 600 Rolls-Royce – a Guinness record. He also owns a Ferrari Mythos – one of the 450 odd Ferraris he owns. He owns ten McLaren F1 LM out of the 160 ever produced. In total, he owns almost about seven thousand cars making it the largest collection of private cars in the whole world.
Lot of people knows Nick Mason as the drummer of the legendary psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. Not many knows Nick Mason as a racer and an avid car collector. Nick’s fleet specializes in sports cars. He owns a 1957 Maserati 250F, a 1927 Bugatti Type 35 and a 1996 McLaren F1 GTR among others in his impressive fleet of sportscars. Nick Mason’s car collection is estimated to be more than 400 million US dollars but it is actually much higher because many historically significant race cars are a part of this fleet. For example, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that Nick bought in 1977 for 48,000 USD is now worth nearly 50 million.
Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan
This UAE royal and politician holds the Guinness Book of World record for owning the largest private collection of 4×4 cars – 718 of them. A part of his collection is open for public display in Emirates National Auto Museum. Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan is also popularly known as the Rainbow Sheikh and has a Rainbow Mercedes S Class. He also owns a 1949 Dodge Power Wagon – the world’s largest truck.
Ken Lingenfelter was born into a car family. His father was a GM executive while he himself is the owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. He owns about 250 cars which are mainly housed in a massive garage unless they are out for events and auctions. Ken Lingenfelter’s collection includes a Lamborghini Reventon, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette EX-87 as well as a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.