In our minds we all have our own personal dream garage filled with a fleet of Bugatti Veyron’s or Ferrari 458’s. We fantasize about having these fantastic cars yet few of us have the resources or the passion to truly become great collectors. A select few of course do manage to get their dream collection and Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno appear to be the Kings of them all.
Legendary comedian and star of the very popular 1990’s sitcom “Seinfeld,” Jerry is an avid collector of both old and new vehicles. Central to his car obsession is his the Porsche, seeing himself as a “porschephile,” and with some of the most luxurious models, it certainly describes him aptly. He is believed to own dozens of models, including some of the fastest on the planet. The Porsche 959 worth £500,000 is the crown jewel; however, sadly Jerry can’t drive it on the roads as when it first arrived in the US it was not properly tested and therefore can only be used as an exhibit piece. He is also said to own a 1959 GT Speeder as well as a 1955 Spider 550 which is similar to the one James Dean used. To Seinfeld sports cars represent the finest attributes available: speed, style and down-right coolness. His success and obsession allowed him to collect a fantastic array of great cars.
Even more stunning than these beautifies is his multilevel car garage in New York, which looks much like a regular building; yet, the complex lifts and electrical systems hid his collection from praying eyes. Allowing him to store a range of vehicles down below the ground, the garage has a state of the art security system that guards his vehicles when he isn’t around.
Perhaps the only person that could potentially challenge the reign of the Porsche king is the late-night talk show host Jay Leno, whose fortune and obsession for rare cars has led him to purchase not dozens but hundreds of vehicles. He is the proud owner of many Bugatti’s as well as the once fastest car tin the world, the McLaren F1. Endless supplies of Lamborghini's, Ferrari’s, as well as old classics like the 1913 Mercer and 1955 Buick Roadster. Housing all these, much like Seinfeld, Leno built a £1 million, 20-car garage in Manhattan, keeping some of his vehicles safe.
It seems that if you have the money and interest, the vehicles of your dreams are out there to be taken. Leno and Seinfeld are the most prominent celebrities with a love for cars and speed but there are many private collects out there that too have amazing garages filled with stunning cars. It is up to the rest of us to be envious and keep dreaming the noble dream.