Many celebrities are known for wasting their fortunes on the most extravagant, flashy cars in order to attract attention. Gratefully, some celebrities invest in and preserve fantastic oldies, one-of-a-kinds, and even out-of-this-world classic cars as a way of demonstrating their sincere enthusiasm for cars. Certainly, they can’t keep those masterpieces in the barn all the time. Some of them drive around in their flamboyant classics to run their daily errands or sometimes to speed across a racing circuit.
Although new cars are appealing, the charm of some vintage models is difficult to match. Many celebrities who can afford new, ostentatious, high-end vehicles are lured to these classic pieces of engineering. Moreover, with the emergence of reality TV shows on antique cars in the last two decades, the classic auto industry has exploded. There are countless remarkable car collections out there, so let’s take a look at some of the celebrities that are frequently spotted driving extremely pricey and rare old classics around town.
10 Robert Downey Jr – 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Aside from his massive fortune and donning the Iron Man suit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, RDJ also has a propensity for collecting stunning cars. Being a car aficionado, his riches have also persuaded him to collect his desired cars. His most noteworthy classic collection includes a beautiful ’65 Chevy Corvette Stingray, which he drives frequently.
This was an odd Corvette generation considering it was still in the midst of a transformation. However, this sleek Corvette came with a V8 engine right off the production line that could hit 116 mph. It’s obvious why he prefers to commute in this antique roadster.
9 Ice Cube – 1963 Chevrolet Impala
Chevy Impalas, which have been produced periodically since 1958, have always held a special place in the hearts of rappers since they often rhymed with a lot of rap lingo. One such admirer of this Chevy gem is O’Shea Jackson, popularly known as Ice Cube, one of the founding members of NWA In fact, he drives a gold-colored, 2-door convertible Impala from 1963.
The sharp-looking luxury treasure has a sturdy foundation, an exquisite interior, and an outstanding driving experience, and is definitely one of the largest sedans of the ’60s. The V8 engine with skewed rear-wheel drive growls loudly with its performance. Plus, in the lowrider community, this model, in particular, is highly sought after, and even getting a rusted one could be arduous.
8th Matthew McConaughey – 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
A handful of actors have amassed as large a fan base as Matthew McConaughey. The well-known actor, enjoys fast cars, although he prefers vintage and practical cars. His black 1981 Chevy Camaro Z28 appears to be the most appealing of his car collection, which he received as a present from his wife, Camilla.
McConaughey has been sighted cruising across LA in this one-of-a-kind Camaro Z28. With his laid-back demeanor and taste for style, this Camaro fits right in with him. Vinyl and fabric are used throughout the interior to provide the desired classic car aesthetic. Furthermore, it is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 175 horsepower and is considered one of the best coupes of its time, with a superior sport suspension and chassis.
7 Justin Timberlake – 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
Justin Timberlake’s enthusiasm for cars is unquestionable, as seen by his impressive collection, which includes a 1968 Alfa Romeo Spider, a 1993 Acura Legend, and a Hummer H3, among others. The Grammy award-winning artist, however, also has a super cool 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible, which he enjoys driving.
It’s maybe unsurprising that one of the world’s most famous pop musicians would choose the GTO. JT was so fascinated with the Pontiac GTO, which his character drove in Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With The Curve that he went out and purchased his own GTO Convertible. It has an outrageous 6.6-liter V8 engine that generates 360 horsepower and 594 Nm of torque. The convertible, especially in black and red trim like his, is a rare classic, and Justin has kept his GTO in mint condition.
6 Beyoncé Knowles- 1959 Rolls-Royce Convertible Silver Cloud
When it comes to luxury, Beyoncé isn’t one to play around. She not only owns a Rolls-Royce, one of the most distinguished brands, but she also holds an incredibly rare classic, a 1959 Convertible Silver Cloud, one of just 2,000 ever made. She received this old-school ultra-luxury classic as a gift from her husband, Jay-Z, on her 25th birthday.
Under the hood, a 6.2-liter engine propels the amazingly convertible from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds. This exorbitant price, which is estimated to be worth at least one million dollars, ensures a level of excellence that places it among the coolest celebrity classic cars ever.
5 Ben Affleck-1966 Chevelle SS396
Few actors have had such a rapid climb to stardom as Ben Affleck. He began his career in low-budget films and rose to become one of Hollywood’s top stars. Aside from his acting career, the Justice League star is an avid car collector and the proud owner of a variety of cars, and his collection appears to be as diverse as his films. He had the opportunity to drive the Batmobile while portraying Batman.
Although the Batmobile was magnificent, Affleck loves to drive his own antique. A 1966 Chevelle SS 396 is his favorite classic, which he enjoys cruising in when he isn’t filming his next big hit. The Chevelle SS was the most sought after variant of the popular model. In addition to a spectacular cherry red paint job, Affleck also had some modifications made to make the massive eight-cylinder engine even more potent. This also illustrates that Ben Affleck has a classic sense of style.
4 Aaron Paul – 1965 Shelby Cobra
Aaron Paul is best known for starring in Breaking Bad as Jesse Pinkman, but he’s far more than that. He has a broad variety of interests, specifically in cars, and the Emmy-winning actor owns a rare classic 1965 Shelby Cobra, which he would never ditch. Thanks to Carroll Shelby’s well-known love of speed, the Cobra was created to give drivers an exciting experience.
When Aaron’s out and about, his passion for the car is evident, as he’s always happy to let people glance at it. Paul’s Cobra is equipped with a formidable 7.0-liter V8 FE engine that is tuned for quick acceleration, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. It is also highly sought after by car lovers and car collectors, and the striking blue open-top car with its large white stripes on the bonnet is surely an eye-catcher.
3 Adam Levine – 1958 Porsche 356A
Singer Adam Levine drives a pretty modest car for such a famous guy! On the streets of LA, with his partner, Behati Prinsloo, he’ll occasionally be spotted errand-running in his black, low-riding, gorgeous Porsche 356A convertible, which is one of his cherished belongings.
The lead vocalist of Maroon 5 prefers Porsche to all other models, a fondness he developed from spending so much time with his Porsche-obsessed uncle, and he also gets to advertise new Porsches, such as the all-electric Mission E. It is powered by a 1.5L DOHC flat-four that delivers roughly 120 horsepower. Because the car is under 2,000 pounds, it has enough power to battle the Mille Miglia or sneak onto the LA Freeway. Due to the fact that barely half of the original 76,000 are estimated to remain, prices range from enormous to exorbitant.
2 Nick Mason – 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
The Pink Floyd drummer’s warehouse is well-known for housing a priceless collection of Ferraris, Aston Martins, Maseratis, Porsches, and Bugattis. From modern supercars to ultra-rare vintage, he’s had it all, but his beloved 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is a masterpiece, which is widely regarded as one of the most exquisite cars in the world. Since 1964, when a young Nick used to attend the Goodwood Circuit with his father, he had adored a Ferrari 250 GTO.
The Birmingham-born drummer purchased this magnificent grand tourer for £35,000 in 1977, one of just 36 built. It could go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and achieve a peak speed of 174 mph. The iconic V12 machine is now worth around $70 million, according to recent auction results, but that hasn’t prevented the drummer from letting it free at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on numerous occasions.
1 George Clooney – 1958 Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 Convertible
Most Hollywood A-listers have impeccable taste in cars, but George Clooney goes above and beyond. He is a renowned car fanatic, but his favorite one is a family heirloom. When he was younger, his father, Nick Clooney, bought a cherry-red 1958 Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 convertible. Nick’s prized possessions was subsequently passed down to his son, George, who has meticulously maintained this exotic gem.
George Clooney enjoys motoring around Beverly Hills in this classic. If you’re aware with the Corvette family, you’ll immediately distinguish this as a cult classic. The 1958 Corvette was created to fulfill the desires of motorists who wanted the thrill of driving a roadster. Albeit by today’s standards, the Corvette provides excellent performance with very little tweaking. The resale value of these Corvettes has skyrocketed, and they’re hard to come by on the market.