Shelby Mustang $68K The days of performing with his brothers on the Disney Channel may be far behind this popstar, but movies and a solo career keep him busy. Plus, rumors of a Jonas Brothers reunion culminated with the band’s first new single, “Sucker.” Happily married to actress Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas is no longer the teen-bop star we remember. Jonas loves his new wife, and he loves American muscle. Featured here is his 1968 vintage Shelby Mustang. The ‘Stang’s original V8, introduced in 1968, muscles out a 290-horsepower engine.
No wonder Jonas fancied sporting this classic American beauty around town. The classic car was his first, a 16th birthday gift. It’s rumored to be worth $68,000. He’s also got some modern muscle with a Chevy Camaro SS convertible and a Dodge Challenger R/T. Another classic car he owns is a flaming-red, immaculately restored 1960 Ford Thunderbird convertible. Additionally, he sports a sleek BMW 5-Series sedan as a chauffeured ride. But he’s not a complete petrol head. In his collection of fine automobiles is an all-electric, hybrid convertible Fisker Karma. Marrying Priyanka has upgraded his garage with some pretty posh rides. She’s added a couple of serious German machines to his American family.
Ford Mustang $150K Amber Heard is a car lover. She loves muscle, and she loves her 1968 Ford Mustang best. As her very first car, it’s chock full of memories and sentiment and she simply adores it. Her baby was lovingly restored in 2015 as a surprise by her then-husband Johnny Depp. He played a trick on her. The car had been stolen twice before, so he told her it had been swiped again. Meanwhile, he took it to the set of Overhaulin’.
When it was finished, Amber was ecstatically surprised to see her silver Mustang transformed into a gorgeous glossy cherry-red automotive masterpiece. With added celebrity-effect, it’s worth $150,000. After the divorce, Heard kept her Mustang. She also got the 2015 Range Rover and a horse. She attributes her love of muscle cars to her Texan background which may come as a surprise. On the big screen, the versatile actress transitions seamlessly from Pineapple Express to Justice League. She played a punk rocker in Her Smell.
Mercedes-Benz G55 $220K As the top-paid actor in Hollywood for three years running, Bradley Cooper can buy any vehicle he wants, even after slipping behind Vin Diesel this year. He’s got a few, as you may imagine, including a black 2007 Prius, a navy-blue Vespa, and a couple of Triumph Thurston motorcycles. He told Vogue he uses his Prius for chauffeuring his chow-retriever, Charlotte, around town. But when he’s serious about transport, he takes his 2004 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Wagon.
It’s worth about $220,000. Some of us might purchase a modest abode with such a sum, but when you need a veritable German tank to traverse mountain terrain, the G-class is the machine of choice. He’s in good company. The Pope also rides a G-class. The G-Wagon has a boxy frame based on an armored-patrol vehicle. It has a 5.4-liter V8 engine that produces 507 HP. It’s a serious machine.
Porsche 959 $1.8 Million Another avid collector is comedian Jerry Seinfeld. He’s a huge Porsche fan, but he doesn’t discriminate, except with Lexus. He despises the brand. Each new lineup makes him “very upset and angry.” His collection features a wide variety of automobiles. On his explicitly-titled Netflix show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he and a fellow comedian cruise East Hampton in one of his rare or vintage automobiles and then stop into a local New York cafe to grab a cup of joe while amusing us with their clever chats. Seinfeld once owned 46 Porsches out of his 150-car assemblage. He stores his treasures at a $1.4 million garage in Manhattan.
In 2016 he dumped $22 million worth of his collection, including 17 Porsches. But not his pearl white 1983 Porsche 959! The rare 1980s classic is revered and envied throughout the Porsche community. His is one of 337 models built. It’s similar in design to the popular 911 but boasts a sleek spoiler, an elongated but dainty body, pronounced wheel wells, and the distinctive “G” gear. The “G” gear shifts it into all-wheel-drive for mud or other terrain challenges. It hits a top speed of 197 mph, and bolts 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. It’s his crown jewel. Funny part? It’s not even street-legal.
Ford Taurus Priceless Conan O’Brien’s original 1992 emerald green Ford Taurus has made many appearances on his late-night talk show. At one point, he brought the beloved manual-transmission car that he drove before making it as a comedian onto the stage of Conan. With a State Farm agent at hand, he described the classic details of its vintage value and celebrity status, having been owned and driven by himself. (And Brad Pitt, it turns out.) As the original owner, Conan described the vehicle’s pristine condition.
Everything is in its original condition, he claimed. “They’re the original tires. A lot of people say, ‘change the tires,’ I say, ‘no, keep the original tires.’ So, it slides around the road a lot’.” A new Ford Taurus, pictured here, will run you about $40,000, Conan’s is incalculably valuable. The time Brad Pitt dropped the clutch and peeled out of an NYC parking spot in the almost 30-year-old Taurus crowned its immeasurable worth with celebrity added-value. Taking another layer off of the vintage bald tires probably helped too.