VW Beetle $30K Oprah’s known for giving cars away to her studio audience, but what kind of car does she keep for herself? This Volkswagen Beetle, for one. She gave 275 members of her audience a 2012 VW Beetle during her “Oprah’s Favorite Things” promotion, and she kept a bright red shiny one for herself besides. Volkswagen donated the cars that featured their new curvy design. By now, the model has been discontinued. Collector’s items, anyone? But let’s get real. What does Oprah really like to drive? Try her classic Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.
This rare 1950s gem is one of 1,400 models. The Cadillac Escalade is a practical transportation alternative, only outdone by her Lincoln Navigator. Oprah’s sending a message by owning a Tesla Model S, something to get her around Mendocino without smogging up the view. And finally, a luxury home garage isn’t a garage without a Mercedes. Oprah’s holds the E-Class Coupe.
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.
Audi 5 $60K The Audi is the car of choice for many celebrities. This sizzling-hot popstar, likewise, opted for the classy German coupe from Audi AG, a member of the Volkswagen Group. Katy Perry also owns a pink Smart car, but the super-sleek, black Audi 5 looks a lot nicer on her. Plus, it’s got all-wheel drive which leaves the flimsy Smart car in the dust. According to the folks over at Bustle, Perry splurged on her staff by purchasing each of her five assistants an eco-friendly Fisker Karma. At $100,000 a pop, the generous gesture won’t be forgotten.
She picked one up for herself too. She also owns a Tesla Model S, because she really does prefer electric, but she balances it out with her most expensive ride, a $300,000 Maserati Grancabrio. And, not to mention, the petrol-swilling $200,000 Ferrari California. She’s also got a relatively modest Mercedes-Benz W180 in the garage. Together, her auto investment is $350 million.
Jaguar XK140 $137K He’s not the first late-night host with a car collection, but he takes the crown for best in classiness. David Letterman’s garage hosts some of the most elegant road machines ever made. Let’s start with this 1955 Jaguar XK140, worth up to $137,000. This is the flagship Jaguar sports car built for motor racing. Its tremendous success on the racing circuit popularized the handsome roadster model. It became a symbol of wealth and class. Another model of refined style is found in Letterman’s 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MKI two-seater. A world-class motor racer, the British-built Austin Healey 3000 was not only fast but an elegant illustration of torque in its day.
It’s not the only Healey in the collection. Letterman also owns a 1956 Austin Healey 100-BN2, a rare acquisition. Only 4,604 of these legendary roadsters were produced. His third, and final Healey, is the adorable 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite, a collector’s favorite. Letterman collects vintage Porsches and Ferrari’s; too many to list, six of the former and eight of the latter. Lately, he’s been busy hosting guests who need no introduction on his Netflix show. He presented car collector-rival, Jerry Seinfeld. They discussed comedians, cars and coffee.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Bentley Continental GTC $218K From Kids Incorporated to Disney TV star, to I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Jennifer Love Hewitt has grown up a star. Now 40 years old, Hewitt’s been singing and acting since she was a young child. Today, she’s got kids and this Bentley Continental GTC to shuttle them around in. This fine luxury automobile is equipped with a twin-turbocharged engine and lavish interior finished with the finest wood and leather upholstery. It cost her about $218,000, but it’s a favorite of hers. She also owns a Smart car.
Another alternative for cruising this car-lover to the shops is a Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG. This workhorse is equipped with a supercharged V8 with high-capacity torque. Not to be forgotten is a silver Mercedes-Benz CLS. The sleek and trendy ride is not just pretty from the inside, it’s fully loaded with the “crème de la crème” of tech. After taking a hiatus to care for her children, Hewitt was happy to return to TV on FOX’s medical drama 9-1-1.