9. Juan Perón, Argentina
The controversial Argentinian dictator, Juan Peron is a politician whose name still raises debate even 43 years after his death. During his political activity in Argentina, Peron went from being extremely popular to being forced to flee just several years after. He managed to introduce new political opinions in the traditional system and influence other leaders in South America.
However, the accusations of corruption, political killings and embezzlement cost him his presidency. During his time in office, Juan Peron spent huge amounts of money on cars, buying Porsches for driving schools. The success of Juan Manuel Fangio, a famous racing driver of the era, had an influence on him.
Personally, he was a fan of Ferraris and was one of the first celebrity owners of Maranello-made cars. His favorite Ferrari was the 1952 Inter Ghia Coupe with a V12 engine and 170 HP. The car was yellow and black and the rumor was that the color combination was Evita’s idea. Nonetheless, after they forced Juan Peron to escape Argentina in 1955, the car stayed in the country. When he came back in 1973, the first thing he did was to reunite with his favorite car.