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Old 03-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

We have a car nut who works here at Baileigh. (Josh) We are discussing who has the biggest car collection. He thinks Jay Leno might. I told him I would ask the HAMB crowd if it was true. Here is what I found online.

  1. 1941 American LaFrance triple combination Series 600 pumper V-12 (Firetruck)[2]
  2. 2006 Ariel Atom[3]
  3. 1916 Auto Car [4]
  4. 1909 Baker Electric (See Baker_Motor_Vehicle) [5]
  5. 1931 Bentley 8-Litre
  6. 1926 Bentley roadster (twin-turbocharged eight-liter Bentley engine) [6]
  7. 1931 Bentley sedan [1]
  8. 19xx Bentley Speed Six [6]
  9. 19xx Bentley Turbo R
  10. xxxx Blastolene Special
  11. 19xx Bugatti
  12. 1937 Bugatti Atlantique
  13. 2006 Bugatti Veyron[7]
  14. 19xx replica Bugatti Type 37A [6]
  15. 19xx replica Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic [6]
  16. 1955 Buick Roadmaster (originally restored) [8] [9]
  17. 2006 R-Cars Chrysler Crossfire I-Cell [10]
  18. 1956 Chrysler Imperial [11]
  19. 2005 Chevrolet Corvette C6[12]
  20. 200x C5 Corvette Z06 [5]
  21. 1965 Chevrolet Nomad[13]
  22. 197X Citroen SM [14]
  23. 1916 Crane Simplex Model 5 Holbrook Skiff [15]
  24. 19xx Delahaye[16]
  25. 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
  26. 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi [11]
  27. 1992 Dodge Viper
  28. 1996 Dodge Viper [17]
  29. 1993 Dodge Viper RT10 (first production Viper in black) [18]
  30. 1925 Doble steamer[1]
  31. 1927 Duesenberg Model X
  32. 1930 Duesenberg SJ
  33. 1932 Duesenberg SJ (Murphy-bodied) [19]
  34. 19xx Duesenberg SJ
  35. 19xx Duesenberg SJ
  36. 1937 Fiat Topolino[1]
  37. 1966 427 Ford AC Cobra [5]
  38. 19xx Ford Festiva (Ford Taurus SHO motor and a nitrous setup. Also know as a SHOgun.)
  39. 1966 Ford Galaxie [20]
  40. 2005 Ford GT[1][21]
  41. 1966 Ford GT40 (number 1 serial number) [22]
  42. 1915 shovel-nosed Franklin (California-built body by Harley Earl)[6]
  43. 1991 GMC Syclone - bought to avoid a $25 delivery charge on Christmas decorations, it cost him $36,000. It is now what Leno calls his "Valet Truck"[23]
  44. 1915 Hispano-Suiza [16]
  45. 19xx Honda Insight
  46. 1950s Hudson Hornet[1]
  47. 19xx Jaguar XK120 [1][24]
  48. 1939 Lagonda V12[6]
  49. 1987 Lamborghini Countach
  50. 19xx Lamborghini Diablo [25]
  51. 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 [26]
  52. 1998 Light Car Company Rocket[27]
  53. 2004 Maybach 57 [28]
  54. 1970 Mazda Cosmo [29]
  55. 199x Mazda Miata [30]
  56. 2005 Mazda RX-8
  57. 1995 McLaren F1[4][31]
  58. 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren [4]
  59. 1913 Mercer Raceabout [11][6]
  60. 19xx MGB Roadster [32]
  61. 19xx Mini [33]
  62. 193x Morgan Motor Company 3-wheeler [5]
  63. 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (1,070 hp) [34][35]
  64. 1932 Packard Twin Six 12-cylinder coupe [11]
  65. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT[36]
  66. 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II (1,000 hp Merlin V12, 1,806 pounds of torque)[6]
  67. 1958 Saab 93B [37]
  68. 19xx replica Shelby Cobra (429 SOHC Ford V-8 under its hood)
  69. 196x Shelby Mustang fastback coupe
  70. 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 [5]
  71. 1931 Shotwell [38]
  72. 1906 Stanley Steamer
  73. 1909 Stanley Steamer Model R [39]
  74. 19xx custom Tank-Car (1792 cubic inch fuel injected twin-turbocharged V-12 M47 Patton tank engine; est. 1600 hp and 3000 lb-ft of torque) [40][41]
  75. 19xx WO Bentley [42]
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

'Best' of 'Biggest'?

I don't see that many 'Mopars' in his list, so when it comes to 'best', he's out for me...
Sorry Jay, ya can't have it all...

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

Ralph Lauren
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

Mine is the best.

1) '28 Ford modified
2) '47 Mercury coupe
3) O/T convertible



How can that be? Only three cars?

Because they're all mine and I can drive them!
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

John O'Quinn probably had the best car collection in the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O'Quinn#Car_collector

I say did... because he died last October.
http://jalopnik.com/5392952/john-oqu...ed-in-accident



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Old 03-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

I'm certain Jay does not have the biggest/largest BUT his is certainly very impressive. Why Jay's is so unique is the fact that he drives each and every one of them. Just about each day he goes to the warehouse and gets a different one to drive. They are all plated with insurance per his main guy Bob.

Other large private collections that I have visted you can just tell that the cars aren't taken out very often, if at all.

Using the word "best" is just too subjective.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #7
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

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Mine is the best.

1) '28 Ford modified
2) '47 Mercury coupe
3) O/T convertible



How can that be? Only three cars?

Because they're all mine and I can drive them!

I'm all about that I've 3 drivers, low buck. but they are mine!! and I don't lust for ANY car that i see......
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

Again, I'll say Ralph Lauren...





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Old 03-04-2010, 10:16 AM   #9
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

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'Best' of 'Biggest'?

I don't see that many 'Mopars' in his list, so when it comes to 'best', he's out for me...
Sorry Jay, ya can't have it all...

There's 8% of that list Mopar badges, same with GM badges and about the same with Fords.
A "best COLLECTION" wouldn't be all one make in most people's view so WTF do you want?
The list is only about 1/4 of his admitted on TV 300 collection anyway so who knows what is actually in it.
These might be just the one's he drives to work!
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:19 AM   #10
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

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Mine is the best.

1) '28 Ford modified
2) '47 Mercury coupe
3) O/T convertible



How can that be? Only three cars?

Because they're all mine and I can drive them!
Iwas going to say about the same thing.Your own collection is always the best because you built what you wanted to build.Someone elses is nice but done their way.Of course this does not apply if you have not had the good fortune to do one the way you want yet.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:21 AM   #11
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

Garlits for my taste.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:23 AM   #12
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Ralph Lauren
bar none the finest for sure.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:27 AM   #13
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

The Lamay family has 700 cars + its unreal ! everything from rolls to bad ass super stock dodges.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:28 AM   #14
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Bruce Meyer
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:29 AM   #15
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I'll second Garlits...
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:29 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

Well it's really impossible to say since we all have different tastes. Leno's is impressive and he drives them. The ACD Museum sure has some fantastic cars. 2002p51's is cool because they are his. It's all opinion. I'd like one of Ralph Lauren's pretty red cars, but as a group it's not that striking-all very similar. And there's always the question of whether you'd spend your $1 million lottery winnings on one million dollar car, ten $100K cars or 50 $20K cars?

It's a bit like asking who has the best wife,but that's no contest, because I do.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:29 AM   #17
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

Bruce Meyer has some nice toys.

That list of Leno's looks short of quite a few of his cars, plus there's all his bikes too.

Otis Chandler had a stunning collection, and as mentioned above, the LeMay family have some amazing cars.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:30 AM   #18
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

If you looking for the "best" as in hot rod quality that pertains to this board, I would say that Dave Simard has the best that I've seen.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #19
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Default Re: Who has the best car collection?...Jay Leno?

What started out as a "working mans" collection, Harold Lemay had a pretty good run going back in the late 90's

Harold and Nancy LeMay amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles 3400+ and 14,000+ pieces of related memorabilia in the world.

http://www.lemaymuseum.org/page.php?id=218
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:34 AM   #20
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I'm certain Jay does not have the biggest/largest BUT his is certainly very impressive. Why Jay's is so unique is the fact that he drives each and every one of them. Just about each day he goes to the warehouse and gets a different one to drive. They are all plated with insurance per his main guy Bob.

Other large private collections that I have visted you can just tell that the cars aren't taken out very often, if at all.

Using the word "best" is just too subjective.
Subjective is the key word,,,Leno does enjoy his cars the same way we do,,he just has more cars to have fun with. HRP
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