13. Elvis Presley
There are rock star car collections and there is Elvis Presley’s car collection. The Elvis car obsession deserves a whole book rather than just a couple of paragraphs in an article because he was the definitive rock star car collector. In fact, he was more than that. He was a car hoarder, as well as the King of Rock. Elvis started buying expensive cars, mainly Cadillacs as soon as he became rich.
Over time, he bought more than 1,000 Cadillacs, most of which he gave away to family and friends. Besides many Cadillacs, Elvis owned several Lincolns, Mercedes, Rolls Royces and a few exotics like a De Tomaso Pantera and Stutz Bearcat. He often bought dozens of cars at once. When new models arrived, he would host a private showing in his local Memphis Cadillac dealership.
Elvis even phoned the dealership manager to set up a meeting in the middle of the night when he unexpectedly had the urge to buy a new Cadillac. Today, there are numerous documented Elvis cars around but lots more he purchased but never drove. But they created the legend of the biggest rock star car collector, as well as one of the biggest entertainers in the world.