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Jay Leno’s Collection of Cars Worth Over 50 Million Dollars Also Includes the Rare Saab 93B

1958 Saab 93 - Jay Leno's Garage

Patrick Dempsey, James Dean, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen are just some of the famous Hollywood actors who remained known as big car fans. Each of them was involved in amateur motor sports and they loved fast cars that were breathtaking. But, if today we had to choose only one public figure who is known as a fan of two- and four-wheeled vehicles, it is certainly Jay Leno.

His name may not be known outside of America, but thanks to his “Jay Leno Garage” channel on YouTube, surely each of us has seen this comedian and his impressive collection. Depending on which source you believe, there are about 180 cars in the hangars and another 160 motorcycles, as well as a large number of advertising materials and spare parts. The collection is so large that Leno had to hire a special team of people whose job it is to maintain and repair vehicles.

What few know is that some of the favorite cars are the everyday rides Buick Roadmaster, Fiat 500 – and Saab 93. But the most valuable and beloved car is the legendary McLaren F1. – I just can not stop driving it, it is the perfect mix between science and technology, says Jay Leno about this fantastic car.

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Saab 93 Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno was born in 1950 and has been involved in comedy throughout his career. He is best known to the public as the host of the famous show “The Tonight Show“, which aired between 1992 and 2009, and which was then regularly among the most watched programs in America. His annual contract was about 25 million US dollars, which enabled him to buy some of the rarest and most desirable cars in the world.

The millionaire almost always wears a washed-out denim shirt and a pair of jeans. When it comes to cars, however, he has not saved money, below you can see the full list of his car collection. The most expensive car is the legendary McLaren F1, which alone is worth over US$10 million. A car Jay Leno will never sell.

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However, he is very fond of several everyday rides. His first car was a Buick Roadmaster, and he still owns and drives it often. Italian cars seem to be close to Leno’s heart because he has an Italian mother. The collection contains several Lamborghinis, but strangely not a single Ferrari. However, a small Fiat 500 Topolino that Jay Leno loves to drive.

Saab 93B in Collection

The collection also contains a Swedish gem. A 1958 Saab 93 two-stroke model is one of Jay Leno’s big favorites. And here’s what Jay said when asked why he really likes this little Swedish car: “A friend’s mother had one like this, we used to take it out for for a drive. It had something called a “freewheel“, a very odd feeling that the car continues at the same speed when you remove the foot from the gas. I’ve always loved these cars.

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The car is directly imported from Sweden and in real mint condition. – “You do not need a McLaren or Ferrari to have fun, this car makes me smile“, he says. Some rumors claim that Jay Leno also kept the Koenigsegg that the founder Christian von Koenigsegg showed in “Jay Leno’s Garage”, but that information is unconfirmed.

Jay Leno’s Car Collection

  • 289 AC Cobra
  • 427 Shelby Cobra
  • 2017 Acura NSX VIN 003
  • 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine
  • 1941 American LaFrance Series 600 pump V-12 Firetruck
  • 1916 Autocar
  • 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder
  • 2006 Ariel Atom
  • 2009 Aston Martin DBS
  • 2015 BAC Mono
  • 1909 Baker Electric
  • 1931 Bentley 8-Liter
  • 1989 Bentley Turbo R
  • 1924 Bentley Twin Turbo
  • 1929 Bentley Speed ​​6
  • 1930 Bentley 27-Liter
  • Blastolene Special Twin Turbo
  • 1957 Buick Roadmaster
  • 1955 Buick Roadmaster
  • 1928 Bugatti Type 37A
  • 1937 Bugatti Alantique
  • Bugatti Type 51
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  • 1932 Bowtie Deuce Roadster LS7 Hot Rod
  • 1918 Cadillac Type 57 Victoria
  • 1956 Chevy Nomad
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside
  • 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger
  • 2002 Corvette Z06
  • 2004 Corvette Coupe
  • 1963 Corvette Split-Window Coupe Fuelie
  • 2008 Corvette C6RS by Pratt & Miller
  • 2009 Corvette ZR1 # 001
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 1911 Christie Fire Engine
  • 1963 Chrysler Turbine
  • 1961 Chrysler 300G
  • 1971 Citroën DS
  • 1936 Cord 812
  • 1916 Crane Simplex Model 5 Holbrook Skiff
  • 1953 Cunningham C3
  • 1962 Daimler SP250
  • 1935 Delahaye 135 S
  • 1971 DeTomasso Pantera
  • 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
  • 1992 Dodge Viper
  • 1996 Dodge Viper GTS
  • 1993 Dodge Viper RT / 10 (First Black Viper)
  • 1966 Dodge Coronet
  • 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8- Auctioned to Support the USO
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger RT
  • 2015 Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat
  • 1925 Double E-20
  • 1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car
  • 1927 Duesenberg Model
  • 1932 Duesenberg S
  • 1932 Duesenberg SJ Murphy-Convertible
  • 2006 GM EcoJet
  • 1937 Fiat Topolino
  • 1917 Fiat Botafogo Special
  • 1959 Fiat Millecento
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 2017 Ford GT
  • 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
  • 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350-R
  • 1925 Ford Model T
  • 1966 Ford Galaxy 500 7 Liter
  • 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint
  • 2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
  • 1991 GMC Cyclone
  • 1953 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe
  • 1953 Hudson Hornet Sedan
  • 1915 Hispano-Suiza
  • 1964 Honda S600
  • 1958 Imperial Convertible
  • 1946 International Shell Oil Truck
  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type
  • 1954 Jaguar XK120M
  • 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  • 1963 Jaguar XK-E – The ONLY short wheelbase V12 XK-E
  • 1939 Lagonda V12 Replica
  • 1993 LCC Rocket
  • 1986 Lamborghini Countach
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
  • 1969 Lamborghini Miura S
  • 1969 Lamborghini Espada
  • 1969 Lancia Aurelia
  • 1966 Lincoln Continental
  • 1969 Lotus Elan
  • 1967 Mazda Cosmo 110S
  • 1996 Mazda Miata
  • 2008 Mazda RX8
  • 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi
  • 2004 Maybach 57
  • 1994 McLaren F1
  • 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
  • 2015 McLaren P1
  • 1955 Mercedes 300SL
  • 2010 Mercedes SLR McLaren
  • 1972 Mercedes 600 Compressor
  • 972 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 Liter
  • 1950 Mercedes Transporter
  • 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE
  • 1908 “Benz Mercedes” Radic 1
  • 1913 Mercer Raceabout
  • 1952 MG TD Hot Rod
  • 1932 Morgan
  • 2011 Morgan
  • 1950 Nash Ambassador
  • 1966 NSU Spider
  • 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88
  • 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
  • 1932 Packard Twin Six
  • 1911 Packard Model 18
  • 1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66
  • 1975 Plymouth Duster Hemi
  • 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe
  • 1932 Plymouth Convertible
  • 2005 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw
  • 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2
  • 1916 Rever
  • 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
  • 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost
  • 1918 Stutz Bearcat
  • 1931 Shotwell
  • 1958 Saab 93B
  • 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbuilt Cup Racer
  • 1922 Stanley Steamer
  • 1909 Stanley Steamer
  • 2012 Tata Nano
  • 2012 Tesla Model S
  • 1966 Volga GAZ-21
  • 1966 Volvo 122S Wagon
  • 1910 White Steam Car Model 0-0
  • 1907 White Steam Car
  • 1999 Y2K Jet Bike

Source: DuPont Registry

As the collection grew, so many owners began to offer their personal products, without financial compensation, and Leno would accept them if they have an interesting story behind them. Over the years, the comedian has also developed his own Chrysler Tank Car on the chassis of the aforementioned brand, but with an engine from the M47 Patton tank.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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