Classic Car Collector – Jay Leno


Jay Leno’s Classic Car Collection

The third in our series of famous classic car collectors sees us look at the eye watering array of beauties owned by Jay Leno.

About Jay

James Douglas Muir ‘Jay’ Leno is an American comedian, actor and television host, born in New York in 1950. He is best known for two decades of presenting NBC’s The Tonight Show, but has been a massive car fan all his life. After 20 years on television the comedy legend turned his attention to his NBC-produced web series, Jay Leno’s Garage. Located in a series of large hangars at the Bob Hope Airport in California, Leno’s Big Dog Garage has been such a hit that the show has become one of the most popular on YouTube.

The Cars 

Regularly voted as the coolest car collector going, Leno’s collection is thought to exceed 150 cars and motorcycles, with most restored and looked after by Leno himself, along with a team of mechanics. We also understand that every car is licensed and legal to drive.

In amongst his collection are:

  • Ariel Atom
  • 2014 McLaren P1
  • 1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car
  • McLaren F1
  • 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car
  • 1986 Lamborghini Countach
  • 1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car
  • 1970 Mazda Cosmo 110S
  • 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S
  • 1966 Yenko Stinger Corvair
  • 1963 Jaguar XKE (E-Type) Coupe
  • 1962 Volga GAZ-21
  • Jaguar XK120M Coupe
  • Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic SC
  • 1939 Lagonda V12

The most expensive of Jay Leno’s cars is the 2014 McLaren P1 listed above, which cost him $1.35 million and is one of just 375 models in the world.

Better still, he also owns a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe, bought for $1.8 million and now worth a lot more.

Finally, Leno owns the 2006 EcoJet following his collaboration with GM. The car was partly inspired by the 1963 Chrysler Turbine and uses bio-diesel as opposed to fuel like a standard engine.

And as no one else owns one, it’s considered priceless.

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