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40 Extravagant Cars Jay Leno Has To Get Rid Of

Cameron EittreimFebruary 21, 2020

Jay Leno is one of the most well-known entertainers in the world. On top of that, his car collection is one of the most expensive in the automotive industry. Because Leno has such an eclectic taste for cars, his collection spans across many varying generations.

His Youtube TV show garners millions of views, so these cars clearly resonate with auto fans around the world. There’s a car for just about every taste, but many of these cars are a bit too over the top. Even with the Leno’s fortune, there are some questionable choices in his garage. While Leno does have an impressive variety of both expensive and rare cars, we’re going to be knit-picking a few of the models. Read on below as we take a look at Leno’s extensive car collection, and 40 cars he needs to get rid of.

1996 Dodge Viper GTS
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40: 1996 Dodge Viper GTS

Leno has a lot of cars in his collection, but he has a few Dodge Vipers that worth noting. Even for a 25-year-old car, the 1996 Dodge Viper GTS is perhaps one of the most impressive sports cars of all-time. There was a huge amount of press coverage around the Viper during the nineties because the car was so revolutionary. The design of the Viper was the pinnacle of MOPAR design around this period. The GTS introduced several features that the original Viper didn’t have, such as functional windows and air conditioning.

1996 Dodge Viper GTS
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The styling of the car was also modernized, whereas the original coupe was a bit on the bare side of things. The GTS was symbolic of its blue paint job and racing stripes, in addition to chrome factory wheels. The Viper doesn’t have things like adjustable seating but you get a car that was track-ready right from the factory. Leno can be seen at many Viper enthusiast car shows.

2011 Pagani Huayra
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39: 2011 Pagani Huayra

You’ll notice that Leno has two different types of taste when it comes to cars; either classic or exotic. Leno likes to mention his F1 any chance that he gets during tapings of Jay Leno’s garage, but this Pagani is something different. It is a supercar owned by some of the world’s elite people and incorporates a beautiful design. Even though the car is almost 10 years old there is nothing that would indicate that this car is dated. The 2011 Pagani Huayra has a serious amount of horsepower and it will tear up any racetrack with ease.

2011 Pagani Huayra
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The 2011 Pagani Huayra looks like an indy car with a monstrous 700 horsepower under the hood. Where the Huayra stands out from the other exotic cars on the market is its massive amount of torque, 811 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm to be exact. Leno has some interesting cars in his collection, but the Pagani Huayra is perhaps the one “it” vehicle.

1922 Wills Sainte Claire
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38: 1922 Wills Sainte Claire

The cool thing about Leno’s collection of cars is that it varies from vehicle to vehicle, he has no specific interest. The 1922 Wills Sainte Claire is a rather unique two-door coupe from an era when automotive technology was still brand new. When you think of the earliest vehicles you often think about the Ford Model T or those cars that you’d crank. But the 1922 Wills Sainte Claire was a more civilized automobile. With a convertible top and a fairly luxurious interior, the Wills Sainte Claire was a car you could be proud to own.

1922 Wills Sainte Claire
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Leno restored his example to factory specifications that you’d expect. The 1922 Wills Sainte Claire is a fun driving experience with a peppy motor and a fair learning curve. The car will run comfortably at 55 to 60 mph on the highway. For the quality and the price, the 1922 Wills Sainte Claire is a piece of automotive history.

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37: 1930 Duesenberg LeBaron Barrelside

The first luxury automobile to be sold to the mainstream was the 1930 Duesenberg LeBaron Barrelside. This interesting two-door roadster had a lot to offer with a stylish design and several features that were ahead of their time. Leno takes a lot of pride in these vehicles that he has in his collection. The Model J engine is one of the most advanced automotive engines at this period, which is partly what it is so coveted among enthusiasts.

1930 Duesenberg LeBaron Barrelside
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Leno has an original green paint job on his, which helps to give the car a sense of style. Replacement parts for the LeBaron Barrelside can be difficult to come across, luckily there is a dedicated group of collectors. The LeBaron Barrelside is perhaps one of the most unique pieces of Leno’s automotive collection.

1972 Citroën SM
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36: 1972 Citroën SM

Leno has great taste when it comes to automobiles and the 1972 Citroën SM is quite the rarity. This was ‘the’ French luxury car long before luxury cars became a staple of the American market. The interesting thing about the 1972 Citroën SM was the fact that it had Maserati power under the hood. The car was also one of the first vehicles to ever win the coveted Motor Trend Car Of The Year title. The looks of the 1972 Citroën SM are second to none, and you’ll seldom see a car like this one on the road again.

1972 Citroën SM
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The nitrogen-powered suspension is one of the smoothest rides in the automotive industry, and this was just one of the many firsts for the luxury car segment. The car is perhaps one of the best driving cars from this era, and Leno has owned his example for a long period. You’ll often see the 1972 Citroën SM sitting in the corner of Leno’s garage and he even did an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage featuring the car.

1955 Packard Caribbean
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35: 1955 Packard Caribbean

During the height of the automotive revolution, there were more than a few American automotive companies. Amazingly, the automotive landscape has changed so much in the last few decades, and many notable brands have come and gone. The 1955 Packard Caribbean is one of the last “independent” American made convertibles, not a car that was created by the big three automakers. The 1955 Packard Caribbean is a rather unique convertible that combines a lot of what you’d expect in a car like this.

1955 Packard Caribbean
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There were innovative features for the period such as an automated suspension and a dazzling array of interior functions. The two-tone paint job and the powerful engine gave the Packard Caribbean a unique look at a time when America was fueling innovation. Amazingly, Leno has managed to hang onto a piece of automotive history quite like this one.

 

1932 Bugatti Type 49
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34: 1932 Bugatti Type 49

If you couldn’t tell by looking at it, Leno has quite a few classic roadsters in his collection. No, we aren’t talking about the Shelby Cobra. These roadsters are from a different era entirely, and the 1932 Bugatti Type 49 is the forefront. The Bugatti models that we see today come from a long lineage of unique automobiles. The brand has always been something of a legend in the automotive industry and the 1932 Bugatti Type 49 goes to show just how unique it is. With the 3,257cc Inline 8-Cylinder Engine, the Type 49 was and still is a blast to drive.

The quality was apparent from day one with the car garnering a good amount of praise among enthusiasts. The Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs with Rigid Front Axle – Live Rear Axle also gave the car an exceptional ride quality that few have met. Although Leno has quite a few roadsters in his collection, it might be time to trade the 1932 Bugatti Type 49 in.

1949 Citroën Traction Avant
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33: 1949 Citroën Traction Avant

The possible problem with Leno is that he oftentimes loves cars a bit “too” much if that is possible. His automotive collection is one of the largest in the country, and the range of vehicles that he owns is almost endless. You have to wonder why someone would amass this many vehicles in the first place. The 1949 Citroën Traction Avant is one such car that makes us scratch our heads because it is just so rare that you won’t drive it. The early Citroën models from this period did incorporate a lot of luxury features into the design.

1949 Citroën Traction Avant
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But the car is also very hard to find parts for and the repairs can be a pain in the neck. Leno has unlimited funds and can probably find these parts with ease, but for the average consumer, the 1949 Citroën Traction Avant is just out of reach. It will be interesting to see what Leno does with this car in the future.

Pratt & Miller Corvette
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32: 2006 Pratt & Miller Corvette

This particular car is one of the most prized vehicles in Leno’s collection, and for good reason. This is not just some souped-up C6 Corvette with a supercharger and some appearance modifications. Instead, this is a completely refabricated Corvette that’s mostly made out of a carbon fiber design. Pratt & Miller is a company that specializes in race car technology, and the company rebuilt many of these vehicles during the production run. Leno managed to purchase one of the first vehicles from the company.

2006 Pratt & Miller Corvette
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Although the car is amazingly fast and the design is top-notch, there are other cars in Leno’s collection that are worth noting. If you were simply going to highlight this one because it is indeed a Corvette that would be the wrong reason. There are far more fun cars at Leno’s disposal than just this model.

Dodge Viper
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31: 1993 Dodge Viper

Leno has amassed his fortune over decades of being a comedian and talk show host. Once he hit his peak popularity during the nineties, he went on a car-buying spree. And the Dodge Viper was one of his first purchases. The original 1993 Dodge Viper is a very crude car in a lot of aspects, but the designers weren’t looking for comfort. Instead, the car was designed to have an insane amount of torque on the racetrack.

Dodge Viper
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The original car doesn’t have features like roll-down windows, a top, or even the ability to lock the car. Chrysler designed the 1993 Dodge Viper to be a street-legal race car, with a very minimalist approach to save on weight. The 1993 Dodge Viper is not one of the most unique cars in Leno’s collection and the lack of features makes the Viper impossible to live with.

1939 Chrysler Royal
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30: Johnny Carson’s 1939 Chrysler Royal

There’s no secret to the one-of-a-kind relationship Leno had with the king of late-night comedy. So much so that he was gifted a classic car by Johnny Carson, and that car was Carson’s 1939 Chrysler Royal. Aside from the car having the sentimental value that you’d expect, the Chrysler Royal is not a particularly special car. There was much competition in the automotive segment around this time and the Chrysler attempted to carve a niche for itself in the market.

1939 Chrysler Royal
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The original forest green paint job is a nice touch that offers a big of styling to the mix. The 1939 Chrysler Royal is not the type of car that’s going to win a race, but the quality of the car will take you off of your feet. Johnny Carson’s 1939 Chrysler Royal is probably one of the few cars Leno should contemplate retiring.

1968 Ford Bronco
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29: Shelby GT500 Powered 1968 Ford Bronco

When you think about the original Ford Bronco, you think of an SUV that can go anywhere. The Shelby GT500 Powered 1968 Ford Bronco is an oddity in Leno’s otherwise a stock collection of cars. While the concept is fun and unique, the application is pointless on a vehicle like the Ford Bronco that has such historical significance. The Shelby GT500 Powered 1968 Ford Bronco packs a punch on the racetrack, but when you look at the ride height you know that driving it is like a theme park ride.

1968 Ford Bronco
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To his credit, Leno has kept the majority of the Bronco in stock condition, something that you’d expect. But we just can’t get over the obscene use of such a powerful engine in what is going to be one of the most historic vehicles on the road. This one we’re going to have to pass on Mr. Leno, well played.

1970 Monteverdi High Speed 375S
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28: 1970 Monteverdi High Speed 375S

Leno has a taste for obscure sports cars that are from abroad. The 1970 Monteverdi High-Speed 375S is one of these vehicles. What was designed after a fight with Enzo Ferrari over a design blossomed into the unique car that you see today. The 1970 Monteverdi High-Speed 375S has a powerful engine and unique design. But the car’s relative obscurity never caught on with the buying public, and as such you seldom see these cars. Leno has kept his in impeccable condition.

1970 Monteverdi High Speed 375S
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But in a world where the automotive market values name-brand appeal, the 1970 Monteverdi High-Speed 375S is just too obscure. The car has a lot of things that detract from the design and the overall value of the car just isn’t worth holding onto. Nevertheless, Leno has managed to collect quite a few vehicles like this one.

1965 Buick Riviera
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27: 1965 Buick Riviera

The Buick Rivera is not some car that you take out on the weekend to look cool, this was a car that was designed to captivate an audience. The car had a unique demeanor that was very different than anything else on the road, and that made for a handsome ride. The problem is that the Riviera was often overshadowed by other cars in the GM portfolio that was based on the same platform. Leno has more than a few cars that are on the same platform as the Buick Riviera and as such, the car has declined.

1965 Buick Riviera
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The overall look and feel of the car are still what you’d expect from this era of vehicle. But there are other choices that we think Leno would be more inclined to pick. Finding Buicks like this one is becoming a dying art, and the 1965 Buick Riviera is one of the last vehicles from the brand that made a valiant effort to attract younger buyers.

1980-Briggs-Stratton-Hybrid-Concept-Featured-image-copy-1568x882
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26: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a lawnmower? During the eighties, Briggs and Stratton wanted to evolve the riding lawnmower into something more. And thus the 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid was born. We’re probably being a little too harsh on the car because at this point it was the pinnacle of automotive design. This hybrid was created long before the green movement was a “thing” and before you saw a Toyota Prius at every coffee house. The 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid incorporated a host of technology which made the car perform better than ever.

1980-Briggs-Stratton-Hybrid-Concept-Featured-image-copy-1568x882
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The overall design was at the peak of the automotive industry, and this made for an excellent choice. However these days the car is just a big yellow relic of ’80s design, and there are better cars than Leno could focus his attention on. You probably won’t see the 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid at your local Home Depot anytime soon.

Jay Leno Audi R8
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25. 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

When the Audi R8 hit the market back in 2011, there was a good deal of fanfare that was surrounding it. And with good reason, as it was Audi’s first step back into the supercar arena. When you look at the R8 you might mistake it for an NSX with its long swooping lines and similar characteristics. But aside from a stunning exterior package, the R8 is nothing special when you compare it to other cars in Leno’s collection.

Jay Leno Audi R8
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In fact, over the last 10 years, the car has changed very little. Audi is working to get a replacement on the market. Leno’s example is a bright red one with the Spyder package. If you’ve ever heard an R8 run, then you’ll know that the exhaust note is one of the more satisfying aspects of the car. But for Leno, it’s probably time to sell this off and upgrade to something better.

Jay Leno 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer
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24. 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer

One thing about Leno is that he likes cars that are out of the ordinary. You’ll notice that much of his collection is built of novelty vehicles. The 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer is one of those cars. It’s not a car that you can drive every day, nor a practical car to drive anywhere. But it combines a rather unique design that you don’t see all too often in a car. It’s also not to be confused with the Stanley Steamer carpet cleaning company.

Jay Leno Steamer
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The Vanderbilt Cup Racer is an eye-catching piece of history to look at. But when it comes down to it, this is just one of Jay’s too many toys that seem to occupy his time and efforts. These older cup style vehicles are cool to look at but there are many more exotic-looking cars that could go into his collection. Still, the Vanderbilt Cup Racer stands out from the crowd and it’s said that he even got a ticket in it.

Jay Leno Lamborghini Countach
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23. 1986 Lamborghini Countach

Leno is a massive fan of ’80s-era cars. This was the era that he made his bones in the comedy business. The cars of this era were unique in design and performance, which is why a lot of enthusiasts collect exotic cars from this era. Movies like Scarface and gave the Porsches and Lambos of the period a flashy platform. The 1986 Lamborghini Countach is a highly sought-after exotic car, and not for its performance.

Lamborghini Countach
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It’s the extreme exterior styling that makes the car stand out. There are a few things that make Leno’s different from others on the market. The first of which is the fact that he removed the wing from it, which kind of takes away from the authentic appeal of the vehicle. On top of that, there are other Lambos from this period, such as the MV200, that might be more worth picking up.

Blastolene Special
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22. Blastolene Special

Once touted as Arnold Schwatzeneggar’s favorite car, the Blastolene Special is something completely different. Given Leno’s penchant for roadsters, it’s not surprising that this one popped up in his garage. The Blastolene Special is a rather unique-looking hot rod custom built for Jay. The Blastolene is based on a tank design, which gives it an increasingly special look. When you compare it to other hot rods on the market, there is only one.

Jay Leno Blastolene
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The amazing thing is that Leno drives this one around town quite often. He’s been known to rack up tickets in it. When you think about what defines a hot rod, it’s custom design and the Blastolene is certainly custom. The hot rod is like nothing else on the road and we like it like that. It’s definitely not a car for everyone.

Jay Leno Shogun
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21. 1989 Ford Shogun

Leno has a lot of cars, some of which are designed for TV and others that he bought for personal use. The Shogun is a sports car that’s a bit unorthodox. This is nothing more than a Ford Festiva on steroids. The car has the heart of a Taurus SHO, which in this small package makes for a killer combination of cool and power. Nevermind the fact that the car is about the size of a shoebox.

Jay Leno Shogun
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There were only a few of these things made, and they were special order units made by a special team in Ford that we’d later come to know as SVT. The team made several Fords including the Lightning which came a few years later in the form of a truck. But by now, the Shogun’s appeal seems to have passed. It might be one that he’d want to get rid of by now.

Jay Leno tornado
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20. 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

The thing with Leno is that he is more than just a car collector. He’s known to work on his cars. Many of the cars in his collection are heavily modified. The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado in Jay’s collection has been heavily modified for speed. The car was already fast, but you know a gear head when you see one. Leno will modify anything and the Tornado was no different.

Jay Leno Toronado
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Leno’s 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado has a few modifications which make the engine scary fast. In addition to that, the car has the usual touches which make it a comfortable original. Leno doesn’t like things that are overdone in terms of interior and paint. But the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado might be something that he needs to part with now. The guy has so many other deserving muscle cars that the Tornado is forgettable.

Chrysler Turbine Car
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19. 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car

The volume of the collection in Leno’s garage is something that makes most auto enthusiasts cringe. And it’s something that has morphed from a collection into one of the most popular tourist destinations of Southern California. Turbine cars are one of Jay’s favorite for some reason, although we can’t figure it out because the Turbine cars were nothing short of boring in the past.

Chrysler Turbine Car
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These was the wave of the future at one point in time. But for what looks like a Thunderbird with a rocketship strapped to the back of it, the 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car is nothing special. This is a piece of the collection that Leno will probably never use. There were only a few of these things made and the sheer dynamics of it make it a distant memory.

2017 Ford GT
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18. 2017 Ford GT

The new Ford GT was a letdown as the car just didn’t offer anything phenomenal in the way of performance. Fans who wanted a Ford supercar were hoping for something bigger in the way of displacement. Ford knew this but went ahead with the V6-inspired design anyway. Leno was the honorary first owner of the Ford GT and he took possession of the unit on his TV show.

2017 Ford GT
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But the GT is one that he can get rid of. This isn’t a real supercar by any stretch of the imagination. There just isn’t a benefit here for the most part and the car just isn’t offering anything too unique for buyers to notice. There is the prestige of owning a Ford GT, but Leno has other cars in his collection that’ll blow the doors off of this one for sure.

Mercedes SLR Mclaren
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17. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

Leno has a couple of Mercedes models in his collection, but perhaps none are more coveted then his SLR McLaren. And that’s because this was his daily driver around L.A. for a long period. The SLR McLaren was a special edition version of the SL500 that the company sold for a very long time, especially during the new millennium. The car was incredibly fast and fun to drive, but as far as uniqueness the car had little.

Mercedes Mclaren
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That’s why we think it’s high time Leno gets rid of this thing, the car just doesn’t offer any intrinsic value to a collection like his. The SLR McLaren is a fast car for sure, but the early 2000s design of the Mercedes is a bit boring these days. Whether it’s your mom’s C-Class or an S-Class like this one, the SLR is just a forgettable model and Leno has many better models.

McLaren P1
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16. 2014 McLaren P1

Leno has a couple of cars that bear the McLaren name, one of them being the P1. But if you’ve ever seen a P1, you’ll know that this car was a bit overrated for its price. That might be why he decided against using it as a daily driver. The car has a lot going for it, from a beautiful design standpoint to other aspects. But the McLaren P1 is just another example of opulence. For Leno, it’s a car he could easily get rid of. In the world of supercars, this is one that people just don’t think about.

McLaren P1
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There are so many better options that will provide you with an amazing driving experience. In the long run, the McLaren P1 is just another supercar that Leno should get out of his collection. The car just isn’t adding any intrinsic value and there are many other options in his collection that are better.

Mercedes Benz 300SL
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15. 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe

There were various generations of Mercedes that have made their way into Leno’s garage, the first being the 300SL. The notable Mercedes model has been around the world and inspired countless generations of car designers. But does it belong in the Leno’s collection? Probably not because the car just doesn’t offer anything amazing. You have the Gullwing design, but that’s about the only thing going for it. The 300SL doesn’t offer anything else unique in the way of performance.

Mercedes 300SL
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Mercedes wasn’t going for performance around this period though. Instead, the company was going for dazzling design. The 300SL is a dazzling design, but it’s also a design that has grown old. This same type of look was carried over on a dozen other cars from this same period. The 300SL Gullwing is probably something Leno could get rid of and not look back.

Lagonda V12
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14. 1939 Lagonda V12

Leno seems to be a real fan of these old-style coupes, which is why his collection includes so many of them. But there comes a time when you need to move on from and his Lagonda V12 is one such example. The Lagonda V12 offers a pleasant array of performance and durability, but overall its design is just tired at best. Leno has so many of these things that it wouldn’t hurt to get rid of one.

Lagonda V12
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His collection ranges from the utmost extreme to ordinary cars. The Lagonda V12 does have some benefits to it such as an interestingly powerful design, but overall the vehicle is worth forgetting. There are advantages to having one, but the overa;; depth of Leno’s collection is worth letting this thing go to the chopper.

P400
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13. 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

Every once in a while, there have been cars that have changed the face of the exotic car world. The Miura P400 is not one of them. In fact, this car doesn’t have an advantage to it other than the name. Lamborghini was betting on it when the car was a brand new choice. Leno has quite a few unique Lambos at his disposal and the P400 is one of them. For several reasons, the car is quite a unique choice, but there are drawbacks to it as well.

P400
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For a long period, this was one of Lamborghini’s most underwhelming designs. The P400 was at a turning point for the company where the design was going to mimic that of Porsche. The problem was that Lamborghini already had an extensive portfolio and the P400 didn’t bring anything new to the table. Leno is a fan of older Lambo models but this is probably one that needs to go by the wayside.

Koenigsegg CCXR
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12. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

When you have such immense wealth as Leno does, it comes as no surprise that you’d pick certain unique cars for your collection. Leno is up on all the new supercars hitting the market. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita was supposed to be the world’s fastest car at the time of its release. But an awkward design and a bit of overengineering made the car a pain to live with, in addition to it not being street legal in any sense of the word. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita will go down as perhaps one of the most iconic failures of the supercar world.

Koenigsegg Trevita
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Leno already has quite a few supercars at his disposal and the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita isn’t the best. He would be better off focusing his time and energy on something like the new mid-engined Corvette. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is just a very expensive and outdated supercar that has been well past its prime for quite a few years. For these reasons, the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita should be ousted from his collection.

2006 EcoJet
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11. 2006 EcoJet

When you take an outside look at Leno’s car collection, one thing is clear. There are a lot of unique cars in this garage. But there is one car that is one of a kind in the sense there is not another one like it in the world. Designed as an advertising ploy with GM, the EcoJet is a unique creation between Leno and GM. But the EcoJet is not as cool as you’d suspect just by looking at it. Its inspiration was the lowly Chrysler Turbine car. Leo has been outspoken about his love for all things turbine, and the Chrysler Turbine has a special place in his collection which means that it was likely he’d try to improve it.

Jay Leno EcoJet
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But rather than trying to modify his classic and rare Chrysler Turbine car, the EcoJet is an all-new creation. The EcoJet was able to break quite a few land speed records, but even with that being said, the car has no practical everyday application. Leno is a person who utilizes the cars in his collection, so the EcoJet is a bit overrated.

McLaren F1
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10. 1994 McLaren F1

This car is one that Leno has owned for quite a long time. He was the original owner of this interesting looking super coupe. For a good while, Leno said this supercar was his daily driver, which is kind of interesting considering that the McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the world for some time. But as with most good things, the time has come to move on. Leno has increased his car collection tenfold, and the McLaren F1 is not something that you’d find yourself driving in today’s car market.

MCLaren F1
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With that being said, the supercar is still an exceptional piece of automotive history to look at. But when you compare it to other models on the market it just doesn’t have the same appeal. With new offerings from Ford and potentially Tesla, the McLaren F1 is an outdated piece of automotive history.

GMC Syclone
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9. GMC Syclone

Another car, or in this case, a truck, that was Leno’s daily driver, the Syclone needs no introduction. The turbocharged truck was launched by GM during a ’90s rebirth of sorts where the company was looking to increase awareness in compact trucks. There was a short period where the Syclone was the fastest vehicle on the market. Leno has a lot of old ’90s cars that he’s held onto over the years and the Syclone is one of them.

GMC Syclone
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But the value on these things has remained stagnant and it’s probably time for him to move onto something different. Leno has the Syclone and the Typhoon which are the same vehicle in different guises. The Syclone was a great concept when it was new, but there have since been tons of cars that have overpowered them in terms of performance.

Ford F-150 Lightning
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8. Ford F-150 Lightning

There is no denying that Leno is a Ford guy as a good portion of his collection is taken up by Ford vehicles. During the ’90s the company was experimenting with performance, and the F-150 was in direct competition with GM. The 454 SS was tearing up the tracks and Ford responded with the F-150 Lightning. This supercharged truck was a barebones performance vehicle, but one that Ford needed.

Ford Lightning F-150
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Over time, there have been plenty of vehicles that were a lot more fun to drive then the F-150 Lightning. That is why Ford finally discontinued the truck and moved onto the Raptor platform. The Lightning is one of the most popular production pickup trucks to ever hit the market. But the platform has become played out when compared to other classics of the time.

289 AC Cobra
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7. 289 AC Cobra

Leno has a bunch of unique sports cars in his extensive collection. The AC Cobra is a well-known roadster that was designed by Carroll Shelby, and this is what made the roadster a unique addition to his collection. But when it comes down to getting the AC Cobra on the road, the 289 is one of the most fun-to-drive engines. However, the 289 AC Cobra is also one of the most impractical cars for several reasons. The two-seat roadster is very uncomfortable, and although the speed is great, the rest of the car just doesn’t add up.

Shelby 289 Cobra
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The roadster didn’t come in a hard top configuration and that was part of the essence that made the AC Cobra something unique. Leno would be hard-pressed to find another roadster as performance-minded as this one. But he has such a strong collection of unique sports cars that he could let it go.

Shelby 427 Cobra
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6. 427 Shelby Cobra

The Shelby name is about as synonymous with the sports car world as you can get. This is why the Shelby roadster is known for being able to seriously tear up the track. Performance-wise you just can’t beat it, and it offers a serious level of lightweight practicality and the fun of a roadster. But Leno has enough of these things in his collection, which is arguably why the 427 Shelby Cobra should go the way of the crusher.

Shelby Cobra 427
via: Blogspot

Leno just doesn’t need this one in his collection, and there are far better choices for a roadster. The 427 Shelby Cobra has become quite played out when you look at the sheer depth of his collection. You can’t go wrong with what the Shelby Cobra has to offer, and the uniqueness of the driving experience is memorable. You could still argue it’s not one that Leno absolutely has to have.

Acura NSX
via: Motor Trend

5. 2017 Acura NSX VIN 003

Leno is one of the first official owners of the brand-new NSX. He was a fan of the original NSX, so much so that he owned quite a few of the prized Japanese supercars. But when it came time for Acura to inject some new life into the NSX, the car was reborn for several reasons. The radical design had to follow into a new generation and the car was designed to perform as naturally as the original. Yet the design was unimaginative and many had hoped that Honda would stuff some sort of superpowered engine into it.

Acura NSX
via: Motor Trend

Sure, the nostalgia of Leno having the first new NSX was great. But now it’s time for the comedian to move onto more powerful supercars. He has quite a few in his collection that provide exhilarating performance and fun. It would appear that Acura tried to follow Ford with their new GT in the same process of supercharging a V6 engine.

Advance Steam Engine
via: CNBC

4. 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine

For whatever reason, Leno is a fan of steam engine vehicles. Whether you like them or not, he’ has them. The 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine is a real marvel of early engineering when steam engines were taking over. Long before the internal combustion engine became the go-to choice for transportation.

Advance Steam Traction Engine
via: CNBC

But when it comes time to trim that collection down, Leno is going to have to make some sacrifices. The 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine is just not an everyday car or even one that you come across often at the auction block. There are much better choices Leno could be spending his time on than the steam engine-powered traction mobile.

Jay Leno Firetruck
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3. 1941 American LaFrance Series 600 pumper V-12 Firetruck

Just because you;re a millionaire doesn’t mean that you have to stop at one vehicle, or in Leno’s case, one certain type. Leno has a bunch of interesting vehicles in his collection, some of which aren’t what you’d expect. Take the 1941 American LaFrance Series 600 pumper V-12 Firetruck for instance. A prime example of early EMS enginuity, the firetruck is in prime restored condition. Leno will often take the truck out for parade duty in his hometown of Los Angeles, California.

Jay Leno firetruck
via: CNBC

Still, for such a unique vehicle the 1941 American LaFrance Series, the 600 pumpers V-12 Firetruck is not a standout. There is so much depth to Leno’s car collection that the firetruck is just a small piece of the puzzle. You’d probably not want to put all your eggs into one of these as the main focal point of your collection.

Jay Leno truck
via: CNBC

2. 1916 Autocar

For a unique ride, the Autocar is probably one of the most unique. The truck-like design is something you might have seen on TV. The uniqueness of the Autocar is something that connects with Leno, as much of his collection is kind of quirky. The Autocar has a lot of aspects to it that were ahead of their time. But Leno has a lot of unique cars in his collection, and the Autocar is just another space. Leno likes the unique look of the car and what it offers to his collection.

1916 Autocar
via: History

But various vehicles are just like the Autocar, and Leno has quite a few of them. The Autocar will stand out in his collection for several reasons. But not all of them are good reasons for the current time period.

Aston Martin DBS
via: Autowise

1. 2009 Aston Martin DBS

Perhaps what is one of Leno’s most prized possessions is also one of the most common. The Aston Martin DBS is a sports car that needs no introduction. So much so that the car has been featured in many different movies. But when you think about the sheer depth of his car collection, the DBS is just another fixture. The sports car is nothing short of fast, but when you compare it to more well-known models, it fails in comparison. Still, you can’t go wrong with the option V12 power and the sheer beauty of the design.

Aston Martin DBS
via: Bring a Trailer

Yet with all the other supercars in his collection, the Aston Martin DBS is just a distraction. He has such other fun cars to choose from that look better and perform better as well. The Aston Martin DBS is still based on an aged design, one of which is due for a refresh soon.

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