Collecting cars is a hobby that not everyone can follow successfully, especially of the collection is made up of vintage vehicles. Only those with plenty of excess wealth are able to collect cars from different eras, and many of these collections cost their owners billions of dollars, along with countless years of searching and bartering. The end result, however, is a prime selection of some of the very best car collections that the world has ever seen.
Mukesh Dhirbubhai Ambani
Considered the richest man in India, this business mogul doesn’t just own the impressive Antilla mansion in Mumbai, but also an extremely impressive collection of cars, currently sitting at 168. His particular tastes include European cars from throughout the years, and his collection is made up of famous names such as Bentley, Maybach, Buggati, Porsche, and Mercedes.
Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
A member of the ruling elite of Abu Dhabi, this billionaire Rainbow Sheik has become well-known among the car-loving community for his vast assortment of different vehicles, including a collection of 7 Mercedes S-Classes, each in a different colour of the rainbow. Along with this, he owns Mercedes monster trucks, plenty of Jeeps for his expeditions out into the wild, a Dodge Power Wagon, and more equally impressive vehicles. All of his cars are kept in a pyramid of his own design, functioning solely as a housing unit for his abundance of 4-wheeled machines.
As one of the USA’s most beloved talk show hosts, Jay Leno carved an extremely lucrative career for himself hosting some of the best talent that the country has to offer. He’s shown off his car collection a number of times, and it’s among the most impressive in the world, made up of car ranges that have long since gone extinct. Among these include a 1931 Bentley, a 1909 Stanley Steamer, a 1934 Phantom II, and a 1925 Hispano-Suiza. His collection also boasts steam-powered vehicles and 25 classic cars from the different time periods of the last century, and it remains an assortment that very few others have been able to top, and one that you’d have to win the favourite pokies on your phone to stand a chance of starting.
With a collection not too dissimilar from Jay Leno, Lingenfelter, who owns Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, has a choice selection of vehicles, ranging from Lamborghinis to over 150 American muscle cars. Along with this, he owns Corvettes, Bugattis, Mustangs, and plenty of vehicles from across the world, most notably Europe. All of his cars are housed in a massive 40000 square foot holding facility based in Michigan.
Sultan Hassanal Bokiah
With a net worth of over $20 billion to his name, along with the biggest palace in the world, complete with golden bathrooms, the Sultan has an affinity for the finer things in life, including cars of every shape and size. His collection is currently made up of over 7000 vehicles, with 575 Mercedes, 452 Ferraris, 382 Bentleys, and 134 Koenigseggs, to name just a few.