For the average guy, a car is usually more of a utility. However, for a select few, the love for cars can be simply unparalleled. It’s when cars become a symbol of the passion that one shares for these beauties. And taking it to an altogether higher level are folks who own not one or two or three, but dozens of cars.
Of course it needs a lot of money to own such a large fleet of cars and to keep them properly maintained and serviced at all times. So obviously, these car collectors are among the rich and famous of this world. To understand their love for cars, here’s a quick look at some of the biggest car collectors in the world.
Mukesh Ambani – Ranked among the top ten richest people in the world, Mukesh Ambani is estimated to have a car collection of more than 160 cars. He has an entire floor in his multi-storey home Antilia for storing the cars. The collection comprises Bentley, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Tesla, Ferrari, Maybach, and Bugatti.
Ken Lingenfelter – An avid auto enthusiast, Ken Lingenfelter is estimated to have a car collection of around 250 cars. His collection is referred to as ‘The Lingenfelter Collection’. It comprises several rare and exotic cars, some of which are also available for sale.
Ion Tiriac – A former ice hockey and tennis player and Romanian businessman, Ion Tiriac has a car collection of approximately 350 cars. Around 150 of these are displayed at his museum on a rotational basis. Tiriac’s car collection includes new as well as timeless classics. It also includes some very rare or one-of-its-kind cars. For example, a Rolls-Royce that was once owned by Elton John.
Rodger Dudding – A business magnate, Rodger Dudding has a car collection of more than 400 cars. The collection includes around 24 Aston Martin Lagondas. Rodger also has a large collection of classic cars such as 1911 Vulcan Tourer and 1952 Morris Minor. These cars are often rented to film and television industry, which has created a regular source of income. A significant percentage of the income is used towards the maintenance and upkeep of these classic cars.
Sultan of Brunei – The numbers are so high here that it may seem to be a myth. But the claims about car collection of Sultan of Brunei are mostly true. As per estimates, Sultan of Brunei has a collection of around 7,000 cars. This makes him the largest private car collector in the world. The car collection of Sultan of Brunei is estimated to be worth USD 5 billion. His car collection comprises various cars from Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and BMW.