50 Top Cars In Jay Leno’s Garage

1928 Bugatti Type 37A

50 Top Cars In Jay Leno’s Garage

If there is anything that we know about famous television star Jay Leno outside of his TV career, he loves cars. It’s a huge passion for him. Leno pours a significant amount of time and money into automobiles. He’s got some ridiculous, classic, and expensive rides, with many being ultra-rare. He loves automobile’s so much that he even started a show called Leno’s Garage where he explores all things automobile related. In the show, he goes over many facets of the automobile industry but likes to give his own reviews of all different types of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and even some of the oddest and most unusual types of vehicles as well. Given all of his vehicles, we narrowed it down to show you his 50 coolest and most unusual cars in his massive collection. Some of his cars are ordinary cars that may be the first of their kind, while others are multi-million dollar super rare vehicles you don’t see every day. He also has some famous iconic movies and TV shows cars. Without further ado. Here are the 50 top cars in Jay Leno’s Garage!

1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Yep, this is the original DeLorean from Back to the Future. Interestingly enough, movie execs scrapped the Ford Mustang in favor the 1981 DeLorean, even though they were offered a sizable check. And to think, if this car was not chosen, we could be looking at a time traveling Hotpoint refrigerator.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1950 Nash Ambassador

1928 Bugatti Type 37A

Don’t let the age of this classic fool you.  This almost 100-year-old vehicle can easily do 100 mph on the San Fernando Valley highway. Maybe it has something to do with the flywheel to gearbox driveshaft that will chew up your shoe if left to its own devices.

1928 Bugatti Type 37A

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1993 LCC Rocket

1950 Nash Ambassador

The coolest thing about this 1950 Nash Ambassador is it’s all original and unrestored. It features a classic select-o-Matic start, ultramatic transmission, and weather eye (a revolutionary AC system). However, if you owned one in the 50s, dads probably would not let you date their daughter.

1950 Nash Ambassador

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1993 LCC Rocket

If you look close in L.A. traffic, you might spot the 1993 LC Rocket. This is one of the few cars Jay Leno actually takes out on the open road.  It only weighs 850 pounds and is powered by a 1000cc Yamaha engine at either 143 or 165 horsepower.

1993 LCC Rocket

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE

Jay used to work at a Mercedes dealership so it is no surprise one should end up in his garage. This one-owner beauty came to Jay’s garage via Las Vegas. The 3.5-liter coupe has 82,000 original miles, bad rubber seals, woodwork and a cracked windshield before Jay completely restored it.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe

Though it is touted as original and unrestored, there have been a few paint touch ups and tire changes. However, this car comes from when power steering and brakes did not exist. It took pure muscle to drive these beasts.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1931 Shotwell

You are looking at a three-wheeled vehicle invented by a 17-year-old and it can chew up the road. Bob Shotwell built the entire car in his garage and its powered by a 4 cylinder cool air Indian motorcycle engine; wow.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1963 Ford Falcon Sprint

Tuck a 260 cubic inch v8 engine in a small car and you are left with Leno’s 1963 Falcon Sprint. Leno also worked at a Ford dealership for a while as a teenager, where he developed an affinity for the Falcon.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1964 Honda S600

If you are looking for a small engine with a motorcycle-inspired engine and drive chain model, the 1964 Honda S600 is the answer. During the 1960s it was thought to be out of place on the highway among all of the muscle cars cruising around.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1967 Miura P400

Do you know who owned this Italian sports car before Jay Leno? If you guessed Dean Martin you would be correct. This was the first vehicle given the name “supercar” which resulted in Ferrari stepping up its game. Some competitions never hurt anyone.

1969 Lotus Elan

Taken from a mechanically ugly, inside horrific state to its current pristine condition took 18 months. Jay is quoted during the project (2013-2014) as saying they wanted to create the ultimate Lotus. They did so while remaining true to form since the Lotus features no electrical parts.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1972 Mercedes 600 Kompressor

Known as the grandfather of the S Class, these things are a beast to maintain. The reason is just about everything in the vehicle operates off of a hydraulic-based system, even the windows. When they break, owners are required to shell out $11,500 to replace them.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1913 Mercer Raceabout

Don’t let the tractor like disguise of the Mercer Raceabout fool you. Its little 4.8 liters 4 cylinder engine could still clock 100 mph on the open road. As such, it was a popular pre-World War I sports car for wealthy bachelors.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1952 MG TD Hot Rod

Here is a best in disguise for sure if you know how to read the cues. The rear tires of this 1952 MG are HUGE! It probably has something to do with the upgrade from stock 48 horsepower to 340 horsepower. WOW!

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

2012 Tata Nano

What is known as the world’s cheapest car (~$3,400) now has a home in Jay Leno’s garage. The little 624cc powered car produces a whopping 38 horsepower. Yet, Jay’s version  is considered to be top of the line with items like alloy wheels.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

Chrysler Turbine Car

Chrysler made 55 Turbine Cars from 1963-to 1964. The vehicle was part of their turbine engine program. A three-year user program began where the company gave cars to drivers to see if there were any significant problems. After it ended, Chrysler reclaimed and destroyed most of the vehicles.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbuilt Cup Racer

The Panthermobile

The Panthermobile was featured on “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Custom car builder Ed Newton designed the vehicle for the title sequence of the animated TV series “The Pink Panther” in 1969. It cost around $100,000 to build and used an Oldsmobile Toronado chassis.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66

1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer

It’s no secret Jay loves steam-powered vehicles. After a complete failure in 2007, the Steamer was rebuilt and came back better than ever with several mods for improvement. For instance, the manual brakes were replaced the manual drum brakes with hydraulic drum brakes from a Jaguar XK120.

1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbuilt Cup Racer

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66

This was the last example to come rolling off the production line in 1916 and features a 14 liter inline v-6. Leno’s Pierce, like so many of his vehicles, remains unrestored. He drives this 100-year-old beauty around California all the time.

1918 Pierce Arrow Model 66

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1959 Oldsmobile Super 88

1911 Packard Model 18

The difference between Jay’s 1911 Packard Model 18 and a 1932 Packard Bell involves one thing, human production. His 1911 is a pre-assembly line production, a time when cars needed human hands to produce them. This automobile produces a top speed of 60 mph.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1959 Oldsmobile Super 88

Big, loud and monstrous, the Olds 88 has a 315 horsepower 314 cubic inch v-8 engine that lets out a roar going down the street. The extra-large trunk and stylized tail lights make this Leno classic the king of the garage.

1959 Oldsmobile Super 88

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

2011 Morgan

Form 1910-1952, the three-wheeled Morgan was quite popular. However, after being production silent for half a century, they came back to life (this is a 2011 model). Jay loves them because they have build flexibility since they are classified as a motorcycle.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1932 Morgan

Here we see Jay in one of the original three-wheeled Morgan bikes. The Morgan engine is water cooled, using a thermosiphon instead of a fan. If that sounds familiar its because the Model T ford uses the same type of cooling system.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1969 Miura S

This 1969 Lamborghini Miura S isn’t just your average everyday Italian supercar. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful designs ever created by the Bertone Design House. It features a 4-liter v8 engine pushing out 370-375 horsepower.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1963 Jaguar E-Type

This is perhaps one of Britain’s most iconic sports cars. However, Leno’s car is a bit lighter since the body panels have been replaced with aluminum. The total restoration took 3,000 hours and resulted in a car that weighs only 2,200 pounds.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1915 Hispano-Suiza

So you want a pre-war car with an aircraft engine you say? Leno’s 1915 Hispano-Suiza answers in an eclectic manner with its gearbox taken from a 1919 bus and the inclusion of a 18.6-liter engine that generates 300 horsepower. Incredible.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1958 Imperial Convertible

Jay’s Imperial Convertible is one massive vehicle (one of the largest you could purchase in 1958). The car was known for its decidedly forward look, as well as the massive 392 Hemi under the hood. From 1955 to 1958, the Imperial would grow to weigh 5,600 pounds.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1989 Bentley Turbo R

The 1989 Bentley Turbo R originally debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 1985 before making it across the pond to the states in 1988. It was a four-door sedan with a top speed of 145mph coming from its 6.75-liter beastly v-8 engine.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1966 Lincoln Continental

Leno loves this car because it is all original and only has a few scrapes and dings that keep it from reaching immaculate status. One of only 21,347 convertibles ever made, it is a true show stopper. Gear heads will love the 462 cu inch v-8.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

2012 McLaren MP4-12C

When Jay first got the McLaren, he went nuts, and for good reason. When they built one for him he was invited across the pond for a test drive around the track and fell in love. The car has a “normal” mode driving in towns.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

2010 Mercedes SLR McLaren

Jay happens to be the first owner of this particular model McLaren SLR. It also happens to be the fastest sports car he has ever driven (beating out the Porsche model by 3-4 miles per hour). He was invited to a race track in Spain to test drive it!

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1962 Maserati 3500 GTi

While searching for an Aston Martin DB5, Leno came across this Maserati in a storage locker. He purchased it for $25,000 with the odometer showing almost 100,000 miles. Surprisingly, the engine fired strongly on all cylinders so the v-6 never had to be rebuilt!

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1950 Mercedes Transporter

This vehicle takes cab forward to a whole new level. However, could you imagine going 106 mph behind the wheel? It was a purposeful move by the Mercedes race team who used the truck to transport race vehicles back to headquarters for tune-ups between races.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

427 Shelby Cobra

This car is an obvious favorite of his and the crowds that flock to street lights for him to sign autographs until the light turns green. However, it is perhaps best to know for its race match up a couple of years ago with an all-electric Tesla!

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

2017 Acura NSX

This is one of the few hybrid supercars to join Jay’s garage. The hybrid engine pumps out an impressive 573 horsepower. It also features a hybrid all-wheel-drive system which is very similar to the Porsche 918 Spyder. We are down with that.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

1975 Plymouth Duster Hemi

With 1,000 horses under the hood, this car is a sight to behold. The original 426 v-8 was stuffed into the body of Duster. It was the creation of Paul Annunziata after he won $10,000 from a first-time lottery play.

Jay Leno might be over 70 years old, but he still has good taste in cars. With his age, he has built up quite a collection of cars. Keep scrolling to find out which one is your favorite. Don’t stop scrolling as we save the best for last.

2015 BAC Mono

What do you do when you want a Formula-style race car added to your collection? Snag the 2015 BAC MONO and tear up the road. Made for pure driving enjoyment, it includes one seat, pushrod suspension, a carbon chassis, and 280 horsepower!

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