When it comes to iconic celebrity cars, the list is long. Many British celebrities who are based in the UK and beyond are self-confessed motorheads. In this post, we’ll take you through some of the UK’s top celeb petrolheads before diving into the best celebrity car makes and models.
Who are the top UK celebrity car collectors?
A list of the most iconic UK celebrity cars wouldn’t be complete without acknowledgement of the top UK celebrity car aficionados – and you might find yourself surprised by the names on this list.
From Blackadder to Mr Bean, Atkinson has been a mainstay on British screens for a while – but he’s also a real motorhead with a love of classic cars. His collection includes vehicles like an Aston Martin DB2 and V8 Vantage, a McLaren F1, and a 1939 BMW 328.
Like Atkinson, Coogan has appeared on Top Gear a number of times and is just as much of a car enthusiast. As he’s the owner of such cars as a Porsche Carrera 4, a 1961 Jaguar E-Type, and an Aston DBS V8. We’d love to get a look in at Mr. Coogan’s car collection.
The presenter is probably the UK’s top celebrity car enthusiast. With a passion for rare Ferraris and a collection including a 1963 Ferrari GTO, Rolls Royce Phantom, and even the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car. What’s more, Evans is such a motorhead that he created CarFest, the UK’s largest family fundraising festival that brings together fast cars, performances and a number of UK celebrities.
What are some of the top UK celebrity cars?
Aston Martin DB6 Volante
King Charles III has owned his Aston Martin DB6 Volante since 1970 according to Top Gear, and, being sustainability-minded, has even converted it to run on bioethanol produced from food waste – specifically surplus white wine and whey from cheese-making.
Bentley Continental GT
David Beckham has been seen driving around in his Bentley Continental GT, which also has fans in non-UK celebrities including Cristiano Ronaldo and Serena Williams. Combining luxury and speed, it’s easy to see why Becks is such a fan of this car. That said, he’s got a pretty neat collection of other makes and models – including a Rolls-Royce Ghost, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and Lamborghini Gallardo.
Lewis Hamilton may not be permanently based in the UK, but he’s a British sporting hero and a celebrity with a keen interest in cars – unsurprisingly, given his career as an F1 driver. He purchased the P1 when he left the McLaren F1 team – only 375 were ever made, making this a rare model. Hamilton also has other cars including a Pagani Zonda 760, 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Couple Black Series.
In actuality, Gordon Ramsay has a wide collection of Ferraris, including a LaFerrari Aperta, 812 Superfast, and 355 GTS. That’s not to mention the other makes and models in his collection, which include a Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren 675LT.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Paul Hollywood, of Great British Bake-Off fame, is a big petrolhead, and the Aston Superleggera is just one of the models in his car collection, which he mostly sold off in 2019 following a split with his ex. Currently, Hollywood owns the Superleggara, a Range Rover, and a Benetton F1 car. He also owns a number of motorbikes, as Paul is a particular fan of Ducatis.
Ferrari 275 GTB
Jay Kay, front man of the band Jamiroquai, is another motorhead on this list of celebrity car fanatics and has an extensive car collection to prove it. Alongside Ferrari’s classic sport coupe, Kay owns vehicles including a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.
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