The 12 Best Car Collections in the World 2024

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For most of us, owning one or two vehicles is more than enough to manage (and pay for!). But for the people listed here, a couple of family cars parked in the garage is child’s play. 

Collecting cars is one of the most expensive hobbies out there—to obtain a collector vehicle, you’ve got to have deep pockets (think several hundred thousand and in some cases up to millions of dollars). It’s no wonder the best car collections are owned by big names in entertainment, fashion and business. Check them out below.

Top Car Collectors

In no particular order, the following are 12 of the best car collections across the globe.

Jay Leno

The former host of The Tonight Show is also known for his extensive car collection, kept at his “Big Dog Garage” located next to the Burbank airport in California. 

How many cars are in Jay Leno’s collection?

Jay Leno’s garage houses over 180 cars and 160 motorcycles—though these numbers change, as he regularly buys and sells vehicles.

How much is Jay Leno’s car collection worth?

The value of Jay Leno’s car collection falls in the $50 – $100 million range, depending on the specific cars he has at a given time.

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66
  • 1929 Bentley Speed 6
  • 1939 Lagonda V12 (custom-built replica) 
  • 1963 Chrysler Turbine
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor
  • 2017 Ford GT

Miles Collier

Born into an American automotive dynasty, Miles Collier had a passion for auto racing from an early age. In 1986, he acquired the Cunningham Museum collection in Naples, Florida, which included the first Ferrari racing car ever sold in the U.S., as well as one of six Bugatti Royales produced. The collection has grown since, was renamed the Collier Collection and became The Revs Institute in 2008.

Highlights of the collection:

Jay Kay

Jason Luiz Cheetham, better known as Jay Kay, is the frontman of the English funk band Jamiroquai, popular in the 1990s with a cult following still today. He owns a collection of nearly 50 cars kept in his home country of the United Kingdom.

Highlights of the collection:

  • Aston Martin DB6 Mark 1 Volante
  • Abarth Fiat 1000
  • 2002 BMW Baur Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has become a household name. The fashion mogul launched his empire in 1967 and has amassed a personal wealth of over $6 billion. He started collecting cars in the 1970s, and throughout his career as an executive and philanthropist, he has acquired numerous luxury and vintage cars.

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1938 Alfa Romero 8C 2900
  • 1955 Jaguar XKD: race car
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO: only 36 built

Dmitry Lomakov

Lomakov’s unique collection revolves around vintage and classic cars that are kept and displayed in a dedicated personal museum. He owns an estimated 120 priceless antique automobiles and motorcycles.

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1914 Peugeot motorcycle
  • 1958 Moskvich-407
  • 1977 Chaika GAZ-13
  •  Adolf Hitler’s Mercedes Benz

Ion Tiriac

This retired tennis and ice hockey athlete and billionaire businessman boasts a collection of over 250 vehicles, ranging from the historic to the exotic. The vehicles are kept safe in his home country of Romania and are open to the public for viewing. 

Highlights of the collection:

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • Carrera 4 GTS
  • Porsche 911 Exclusive Series
  • 6 Rolls-Royce Phantom models produced before 1972

Arturo Keller

You may be familiar with the name Keller in regards to the family winery, Keller Estate, in Petaluma, California. But its founder, Arturo Keller, is also a big name in the classic car collector scene. In fact, he was rated the number one car collector in the world in January 2022. Unfortunately, his compilation of classic vehicles isn’t open to the public, but we can give you a sneak preview here.

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1938 Mercedes 540 K
  • 1930 Mercedes Benz SS Erdmann et Rossi
  • 1938 Talbot Lago 150C Aero Coupe
  • 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C2300 by Viotti

Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson essentially lives and breathes classic and luxury automobiles. The CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company—a collector car auction business—has a multi-million dollar private garage in Arizona that took two years to build and has leather walls and a state-of-the-art lighting system. This garage has a rotunda, a round room with a capacity of 17 cars made to look like a 1967 Shelby wheel, with a turntable in the center to display his favorites. The garage also has a personal car shop for maintaining his collection, as well as a private showroom filled with rare muscle cars, all of which he drives.

Highlights of the collection: 

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP prototype
  • Shelby GT350R
  • 1988 Porsche factory Slant Nose 
  • 1969 Camaro ZL1 Rally Sport
  • Bugatti Veyron

Lawrence Auriana

Financial specialist and executive Lawrence Auriana had an enthusiasm for vehicles at an early age, acquiring his first car at the age of 12. He has the most important collection of Maseratis worldwide but also has Ferraris and Alfa Romeos in his collection.

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1932 Maserati V4 Zagato Spider
  • 1953 Maserati A6 GCS MM
  • 1952 Fiat 642 Maserati race car transporter
  • 1965 Ferrari 250 LM

Evert Louwman

About 275 cars make up the Louwman Museum, which opened in 2010 in The Hague, Netherlands. It’s the oldest private collection in the world, assembled by Dutch car importer Evert Louwman. The museum houses many Le Mans race-winning cars.

Highlights of the collection:

Albert Spiess

Albert Spiess is the Swiss founder of a meat producer and exporter business of the same name. His collection of over 100 vehicles includes prototypes, concept cars, one-off vehicles and limited edition models crafted by luxury manufacturers.

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1967 Lamborghini Marzal
  • 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV
  • 1980 Lamborghini Athon (concept car, only one made)
  • Lamborghini Countach LP 500 (recreation of 1971 concept car)

Jerry Seinfeld

This comedian takes his car collection seriously, which is stored in a custom-built, underground facility in Manhattan, New York. He is enthusiastic about Porsches and has about 46 rare models, approximating the value of his collection at nearly $100 million. 

Highlights of the collection:

  • 1944 Porsche 550 Spyder
  • 1964 Porsche 911
  • 1969 Porsche 917K Kurzheck
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Frequently asked questions

Who has the biggest car collection in the world?

The 29th Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, has the largest private car collection in the world, with over 7,000 vehicles and valued at over $5 billion.

Who has the biggest car collection in the U.S.?

The LeMay Family Collection, started by Harold and Nancy LeMay, is said to showcase over 500 vintage vehicles at the Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, Washington. 

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